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Solicitor / Associate - Private Property and Landed Estates

Employer
Michelmores
Location
Bristol, Cheltenham or Exeter
Salary
Competitive
Closing date
25 May 2024

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Vacancy Type
Solicitors – Private Practice
Contract Type
Permanent
Practice Area
Real Estate, Residential Property
Experience Level
2-5yrs 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 will find Michelmores different. From day one we encourage our Associates to forge direct client relationships and expand their understanding and knowledge of areas that interest them - developing an understanding of our clients and the challenges and opportunities that face them, 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? The team specialise in handling a broad range of private wealth property transactional work for private wealth clients including the sale and purchase of substantial and nationally significant rural/landed estates, farms, country houses, and ultra-high value super prime and prime London and town/city residential properties.

Much of our work is with the London HQs of the national agencies and with "magic circle" private wealth firms acting for the other parties. The majority of our transactions are high value, particularly sensitive and involve both UK and international clients and are undertaken off market and below the radar.

We also act as the main point of contact and as trusted advisors for many of our Clients and assist our clients in managing their properties while facilitating the proactive provision of legal services across the broad kaleidoscope of private wealth.

There is significant cross over and the opportunity to work with many other teams and departments within the firm, particularly Agriculture, TTS, Family, Planning, Construction and Employment and many opportunities for site visits, client contact and inter office working. Enthusiasm and support for our Business Development and marketing efforts are important at all levels to grow our relationships with our key referrers across England and Wales.

Why this team? The team is led by Chris Massey and Tom Hyde, both of whom are top ranked individuals in Chambers and partners and the Legal 500. There are two Senior Associates and Two Associates and a Solicitor, based across the Cheltenham and Bristol offices

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. The team operates primarily from our Cheltenham and Bristol offices, with attendance at your 'base' office a couple of days a week, along with regular attendance at other Michelmores offices. You will also get the opportunity for regular travel around England and Wales visiting clients, 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:

Experience or interest some or all of; high value residential property, rural property, landed estates, country houses or agricultural property. There is an established internal workload as well as the opportunity to assist with the growth of the practice.

Other skills required include:

  • Ideally 3-5 PQE within a relevant practice area
  • 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.

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.

View our Inclusion and Belonging pages for 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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