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Property Litigation Lawyer

Employer
Womble Bond Dickinson
Location
Bristol (City Centre), Bristol
Salary
Competitive
Closing date
16 Aug 2024

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Vacancy Type
Solicitors – Private Practice
Contract Type
Permanent
Practice Area
Real Estate, Property Litigation
Experience Level
5+ yrs PQE
Role Classification
Lawyer

Job Details

As a business we're growing, and our national Property Disputes practice are contributing to that through some exciting new client wins. We now have an opportunity for a 5+ PQE lawyer to join the team.

What will you be doing?

Our retail practice is one of the largest nationally and is expanding.  We have an enviable client list, made up of landlords and tenants (with national portfolios), developers and investors, ranging from significant public sector bodies to FTSE 250 household names across a range of sectors including telecoms, retail, energy and central and local government and transport and infrastructure.

You'll play an important role in helping us grow our retail practice assisting in a wide range of contentious commercial property matters, including telecoms, landlord and tenant (e.g. 1954 Act renewals, dilapidations and break notices) and general property issues such as adverse possession, easements and title disputes.  The team is extremely busy so you'll be able to get stuck into great quality client work immediately both as a principle fee earner and supervising others. The Property Disputes Team works very closely with our transactional Real Estate team so you will have the opportunity to develop strong ties across the practice where you'll be supported by a tight knit, friendly team with a collegiate approach and a firm wide commitment to development.

What does the ideal candidate look like?

Most importantly you will have a genuine enthusiasm for this area of law and the aspiration to deliver a first class service to our clients.

You'll need strong academic ability, a thorough approach to complex legal analysis with swift assimilation of complicated sets of facts.  Your written advice will be fluent and concise and your high level of commerciality will enable you to address the client's overall objectives. Strong interpersonal skills will give you the ability to deal diplomatically and effectively with the different interests of our clients.

As important will be the ability to work with and alongside a range of colleagues, across locations, as some of the work we deal with involves multi-disciplinary teams. This is an exciting time to join this team and the role offers an unrivalled opportunity to learn from the best and to develop a career in a growing specialism.

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

  • 5+ years' experience in property litigation
  • In depth knowledge of Landlord and Tenant Act 1954 renewals (both unopposed and opposed) ideally in the context of managing a large property portfolio
  • A proven track record in supervising more junior colleagues
  • A strong financial track record

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.

Company

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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