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Rural Property Senior Associate

Employer
Burges Salmon
Location
Bristol (City Centre), Bristol
Salary
Competitive
Closing date
1 Sep 2024

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

Job Details

Associate

Looking for an opportunity to cast your net even wider?

We bring new ideas and perspectives to everything we do, without ever compromising the quality of our work. Join us and you'll be surrounded by high quality work and specialist expertise every day, as you make an impact on a national and international scale.

The Team

The core non-contentious Rural Property team is a specialist group within our wider Real Estate Department.

They are property lawyers who form a key part of the firm's multidisciplinary Food and Farming specialism, which advises food retailers, distributors, processors and producers alongside landowners and farmers.  They work closely with our private client and dispute resolution teams as well as with lawyers in allied areas such as banking, planning, environment, energy and corporate law.

Work

The team's work encompasses all areas of rural life and business, from lifestyle buyers of country houses to historic landowners managing estates and well established rural businesses expanding into new projects. We have a national practice spread across Scotland as well as England and Wales, dealing regularly with all of the major rural land agents and other multipliers.

We act on the sale, purchase, leasing and mortgaging of farms, estates, country houses and other rural properties and advise on a wide range of issues arising from the ownership, occupation and management of rural land and buildings. 

What others say…

“They are the pre-eminent team, arguably nationwide, not just in the South West” (Chambers 2024).

Key Clients

Clients include significant rural landowners such as The Crown Estate, charitable institutions, investors and lenders, as well as numerous private owners and occupiers. 

The Firm

Our working environment is professional yet progressive, where quality of work and quality of life go hand-in-hand. Our collaborative approach to how we do business is totally refreshing. It's what attracts some of the best legal minds in the industry and it's why our people love working here.

We are proud to have received an Investors in People - Platinum Accreditation and have recently been voted by our people as a RollOnFriday's ‘Best Law Firm to Work At' for the last three years consecutively.

And did you know our hybrid working model offers flexible working options too?

Responsibilities

  • Building the Culture: Provide exceptional service and engage in cultural initiatives that enhance our workplace at Burges Salmon.
  • Delivering Results: Achieve personal goals, align efforts with firm objectives, and manage matters effectively.
  • Growing our People: Support team development, become an expert in your area, and seek opportunities for skill expansion.
  • Developing our Business: Understand client needs, lead CRM efforts, network, and collaborate for business growth.

What you'll need

  • Relevant experience working on property transactions and matters for landed estates and rural property
  • Be a strong team player, with excellent interpersonal skills
  • Able to manage a complex and varied workload effectively
  • Be self-motivated and willing to learn
  • Experience of leading others to develop their skills and knowledge.
  • Must be a SRA or Law Society of Scotland registered lawyer

Benefits

Click here for a full overview of our brilliant reward package and find out more about the benefits of a legal career with Burges Salmon, here.

We're committed to finding the right person for this role and we're open to discussing flexible working, full time or part time working patterns.

It's important to us that our organisation represents the diverse community in which we operate and we encourage applications from people of all backgrounds and identities. As a Disability Confident employer we will provide a fully accessible recruitment process.

Get in touch!

If you would like to learn more about this opportunity, please contact Chris Jenkinson - 0117 307 2246 - for an informal and confidential conversation.

Are you ready to blaze a trail with industry leaders? Make a leap. Make a splash…

Company

Standing with you. Ambitious for you.

Standing with you, we’re ambitious to provide the best service for you – and it’s ambition with purpose. 

In a rapidly changing world, our commitment to environmental sustainability, and our social, inclusion and diversity responsibilities, are central to that purpose – enabling us to support you with your own response to these opportunities.

We’re down-to-earth, straightforward and strategically switched-on. You benefit from our specialism in complex legal areas, along with market sector expertise that’s as deep as it is focused.

We’re always accessible, always responsive. Between you and us, there are no barriers. 

Above all, you’ll find our commercial edge is matched by a genuine caring culture – for you, for our people and for the wider communities around us.

It’s what makes us a law firm you can trust. One you’ll enjoy working with.  

Our vision

Our vision is to be the market-leading independent UK law firm that provides the best proposition for its people and its clients.

By focusing on the markets and areas of expertise where we have extensive knowledge and experience, we achieve the best outcomes for our clients, who range from large organisations, entrepreneurial businesses and public sector bodies, to individuals, families and their global wealth. We are trusted to help them with everything from their everyday legal needs to their business critical issues and all points in between.

  • UK-wide: We have lawyers who are qualified to work in all three legal jurisdictions in the UK – England & Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland.
  • International: Across the world, we work with a select number of like-minded independent law firms – our Preferred Law Firm network.
Company info
Website
Telephone
+44 (0) 117 939 2000
Location
One Glass Wharf
Bristol
BS2 0ZX
United Kingdom

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