Are you keen to find an exciting new role where you will be part of a dynamic, forward-thinking, agile team? If so, come and join us on the journey.
Why Michelmores? Michelmores is the destination law firm for the ambitious, the imaginative and the distinctive. We help enterprises and individuals navigate change to find a positive future.
We are a flexible, friendly and inclusive organisation with as clear a focus on fresh thinking as we have on growth and success. We value and nurture our people’s potential and inspiration and give them a creative, open and collaborative environment in which to develop a career and succeed.
Finally, our culture really is something special to us. At Michelmores we take pride in how we all work together, whatever our role or seniority, and you’ll really grow and thrive because we encourage people to develop in areas that excite them or makes them different. That’s how we nurture the brightest and best lawyers.
What sort of work? This role will be focussed on predominately non-contentious matters, in particular agricultural landlord and tenant, partnerships, joint ventures and other rural enterprise matters.
You will have the opportunity to get involved in business development initiatives, our partners already have a strategy to build the practice and this role will get involved with preparing for seminars, drafting e-mail bulletins and participating in Business development events.
Why this team? Our highly regarded Agriculture team is ranked in the Top Tier in Chambers and the Legal 500. This is the largest agriculture team in the Country with over twenty lawyers serving estates, farms, rural businesses, and public sector clients across England and Wales.
Why now? The Agriculture team serves the estate management and business development needs of a growing number of estates, farming businesses, and institutional clients, who value dedicated sector focus, which comes with knowledge and expertise. The team already has a group dedicated to the transactional work in this area, but due to growth in the volume of work, is looking for an Associate to grow with the team, and develop their career in this exciting area.
How do we work? The team operates primarily from Bristol, with attendance in Bristol expected at least once a week, along with regular attendance at another Michelmores offices. You will also get the opportunity for regular travel around England and Wales visiting farms, estates and referrers.
As a Firm we are committed to supporting our people across all levels to achieve the balance they need. We are open to talk flexible working and to empower any candidate to put forward a flexible working pattern to meet their needs.
Who are we looking for? We are looking for somebody who will be a good fit for our team, understand our values and thrive in our culture.
The ideal candidate will have sound understanding of rural landlord and tenant work, and the agriculture / landed estates sector. Experience of partnerships, taxation of farming businesses and estates, commercial farming agreements and agricultural workers tenancies would be advantageous.
Other skills required include:
- Strong interpersonal skills; effective communicator at all levels (written and verbal).
- A commercial, pro-active and professional approach to work.
- Excellent organisational skills, demonstrable examples of multi-tasking and an ability to juggle competing priorities.
- Must interact well with others in a sensitive and effective way - a team player.
- Must be self-motivated, committed to working towards goals with strong enthusiasm and career commitment.
- Understand the importance of confidentiality and use of discretion. Must be flexible, successfully adapting to changing demands and conditions.
- Demonstrate self-confidence, initiative and be an innovative thinker.
- 3+ years PQE in a relevant role
This is a great opportunity to join a Firm which believes potential, inspiration, and teamwork should be valued and nurtured.
We work hard to create and sustain an open and collaborative environment. We embrace change and constantly evolve to meet our people’s diverse needs, in the same way that we help our clients to navigate and stay ahead of developments, to move forward together.
Next Steps To apply please click below or if you would like to talk to someone about the role, please call Lisa Gater in our Recruitment Team on 073556 77986.
Michelmores LLP is an Equal Opportunities Employer
We do not discriminate on grounds of race, gender, marital status, age, religion, colour, nationality, ethnic origin, disability or sexual orientation in the selection, recruitment and treatment of our staff.
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*No agencies please – any agency assistance will be via invitation only. Please note any speculative candidates submitted via agencies without invitation will not be considered as represented by that agent.