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Leasehold Enfranchisement Lawyer

Womble Bond Dickinson
Bristol, Edinburgh, Leeds, London, Newcastle, Plymouth or Southampton
Closing date
14 Jul 2024

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Vacancy Type
Solicitors – Private Practice
Contract Type
Practice Area
Real Estate, Residential Property
Experience Level
2-5yrs PQE
Role Classification

Job Details

A new opportunity for a Leasehold Enfranchisement Lawyer to join our national Residential team. The team are part of our national Real Estate team and service Residential Investment, Public Sector and House Builder clients and are one of the largest dedicated Residential teams in the sector.

What will you be doing?

This role will see you advising on lease extension cases, collective enfranchisement cases, and transactions under the Leasehold Reform Act 1967, the Leasehold Reform Housing and Urban Development Act 1993 and Landlord and Tenant Act 1987. Running statutory lease extension files from beginning to end, including preparing and submitting FTT applications, complying with FTT directions, drafting leases and transfers and liaising with Property Litigation colleagues to issue court claims if not completed within statutory completion deadlines.  Engaging with clients, producing matter estimates and pre-instruction documentation, exercising high standards of client care and maintaining professional standards, attending client meetings and dealing with legal reporting, and effective financial management.

What does the ideal candidate look like?

Ideally you need to have 2PQE+ experience working within leasehold enfranchisement.  You'll need to be able to work as part of a wider team and in particular have good client facing skills and be able to provide bespoke advice tailored to our clients specific business needs.

To be successful in this role you'll need as a minimum:  

  • Previous experience of working within a Leasehold Enfranchisement practice.
  • An in-depth understanding of the sector/market.
  • Knowledge of the Leasehold Reform Act 1967, the Leasehold Reform Housing and Urban Development Act 1993 and the Landlord and Tenant Act 1987.
  • The ability to assist with the team's wider Residential Investment client base to assist on both property management issues and wider portfolio disposals

What makes it great to work here?

We continually work hard to create an open culture that sets us apart from other firms. Our culture gives us much more of a human feel, emphasising that we're more than just suits!

As signatories to the Mindful Business Charter, it's important to us that our people are able to maintain healthy and happy lives, both in and out of work. We have a number of resources and initiatives designed to support health and wellbeing and we're very happy to talk flexible working, full-time or part-time working patterns.

Through our DEI initiatives we create an environment in which difference is valued. We have an Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Group, led by our Board Sponsor, which works with our colleague networks (we currently have firm supported networks for race, ethnicity, and cultural heritage, LGBTQ+, disabilities, families, and women's career development and we're in constant dialogue with our people about how we expand our networks to better support everybody). Find out more about ED&I at WBD here. We encourage applicants from all social backgrounds, ethnicities, disabilities, gender identities and sexual orientations.

We are committed to ensuring our recruitment process is inclusive and accessible to all. If you have a disability or long term condition and need us to make any adjustments to give you the best possible recruitment process, please let us know by contacting the recruiter on the right hand side of this page. Please also let us know if you need this job advert or the application form in a different format.

We will offer an interview to candidates with a disability or long-term condition who meet the minimum criteria for this role. You can opt into this scheme within the application form. Your response to this question is only used for this purpose, is only visible to the recruitment team and is not used for data monitoring. 

We are an in-house recruitment team and will always aim to fill our roles directly in the first instance. If you're an agency, please click here for ways that you can work with us.


Womble Bond Dickinson is a full-service transatlantic law firm, created on 1 November 2017 through the combination of UK firm Bond Dickinson and US firm Womble Carlyle.

A Top 100 law firm globally and Top 20 law firm in the UK, Womble Bond Dickinson has more than 420 partners and 1,000 lawyers based across 16 US cities and eight UK cities including a significant presence in London. The firm's reach also extends to Europe where it has strategic partnerships with other law firms in Germany and France. 

In the UK, Womble Bond Dickinson advises in excess of 40 FTSE 350 companies, many of the largest businesses in the country, government organisations and wealthy individuals. With a focus on eleven key sectors (Energy & Natural Resources; Financial Institutions; Healthcare;  Insurance, Manufacturing;  Real Estate; Retail and Consumer; Transport, Logistics & Infrastructure; Pharmaceuticals, Biotechnology & Life Sciences; Technology and Private Wealth) the firm’s experience allows it to build strong relationships and deliver an excellent service to clients.

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