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Solicitor - Real Estate / Secured Lending

Employer
Michelmores
Location
Bristol, Cheltenham or Exeter
Salary
Competitive
Closing date
22 Feb 2024

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Vacancy Type
Solicitors – Private Practice
Contract Type
Permanent
Practice Area
Banking & Finance
Experience Level
0-2yrs PQE, 2-5yrs PQE, 5+ yrs PQE
Role Classification
Lawyer

Job Details

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.

We believe that whatever your legal experience, you’ll find Michelmores different. From day one we encourage our people to forge relationships and expand their understanding and knowledge of areas that interest them – developing an understanding of commercial challenges and opportunities, rather than just knowing the law. We nurture creative and commercial thinking to help in your long-term career success – it mirrors our approach to ensuring the very best outcomes for our clients too.

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? Our highly experienced Banking, Restructuring & Insolvency team is looking for a Solicitor to join one of our South West based offices (Bristol, Cheltenham or Exeter) and assist with banking and finance matters particularly in relation to lending secured on property.

In this role you will support the team in delivering a first-class service to clients. This will include:

  • Performing searches with HM Land Registry, Companies House and other agencies and registries
  • Undertaking property due diligence in relation to property /developments over which security is to be taken
  • Reviewing leases, Licences to Alter, planning documentation in relation to property over which clients have existing security
  • Liaising with overseas lawyers providing Legal Opinions in relation to overseas borrowing entities
  • Working with other team members and clients to improve our transactional processes
  • Active participation in business development initiatives
  • Reviewing and replying to correspondence
  • Completing legal research and be aware of current legislation and legal issues
  • Drafting correspondence and security documents such as legal charges
  • Managing files diligently and review each regularly
  • Managing deal data rooms
  • Compliance with internal policies and procedures, ethical standards and regulatory requirements

Why this team? Our banking and finance team act for banks, financial institutions, asset based lenders, trade financiers, alternative lenders, development finance institutions, impact funds, borrowers and other stake holders in a wide variety of banking and finance related matters, including support on the financial components of commercial property, residential and investment property, projects and infrastructure transactions as well as corporate finance and banking transactions.

We offer a first rate, highly commercial, expedient and economic service based on our thorough knowledge of the subject, sector expertise and the unrivalled experience of our banking and finance team, with particular specialisms in international impact investment matters, private wealth, bridging, development and other property-based lending.

The Banking, Restructuring and Insolvency team is led by Sacha Pickering, who is ranked as a notable practitioner in Chambers and Partners and a leading individual in The Legal 500. In this role you will also be working closely with Sally Rice, who specialises in Real Estate finance.

The team is well known for the high value and complex work it undertakes, particularly in the spheres of impact investment and private wealth, both domestically and internationally, which make it unique in the South West market.

Our clients include, Standard Bank, OakNorth Bank, Octopus Ral Estate, Finnish Fund for Industrial Cooperation, Norfund, Soros Economic Development Fund, Exeter Chiefs, Mindful Chef, St Austell Brewery, Seasalt and Succession Wealth, all of whom we work with on some of the highest profile deals in the South West, nationally and internationally.

We provide excellent training and career progression opportunities in an inclusive environment.

How do we work? We take a flexible, agile approach to working patterns. As a team we agree together on the best working arrangements that will enable each of us to provide exceptional client service, to collaborate and connect with colleagues, and to achieve the right home/work balance.

Most people in the team choose to work 2-3 days a week in the office, with the balance of time spent working from home, from other offices, at court or client meetings. We pride ourselves on our high-performance culture whilst offering a good work/life balance.

As a Firm we are committed to supporting our people across all levels to achieve the balance they need. We are open to talking about flexible working and 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 understand our values and thrive in our culture. The the ideal candidate will:

  • Be 1-2 years PQE
  • Be an enthusiastic, friendly team player who has excellent attention to detail and a 'can do' approach to work
  • Have excellent organisational skills with a methodical approach to workloads with ability to adhere to strict deadlines
  • Be able to manage conflicting priorities and deadlines in a flexible and proactive way
  • Demonstrate excellent communication skills as the successful candidate will need to deliver outstanding client service, having plenty of day-to-day contact with clients
  • Have the ability to work under pressure
  • Become a vital member of a busy, friendly team and will thrive from the opportunity to deliver a first-class service to our key clients
  • Be prepared to put forward and develop ideas to improve our transactional processes and delivery of client service
  • Keen to contribute to the team's growth by identifying opportunities

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 07355677986.

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.

View ourInclusion and Belonging pagesfor more information.

*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.

Company

Michelmores is the law firm for the ambitious, the imaginative and the distinctive. We always strive to be different, to behave differently, to be more open, more human. We do exceptional work, for forward-thinking clients.

At Michelmores, we’ve always believed that 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.

We are a flexible, friendly and inclusive organisation with as clear a focus on fresh thinking as we have on growth and success.

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