Associate (NQ-2) - Real Estate - London

Vacancy ID

012591

Status

Permanent

Preferred location

Vacancy type

Qualified Lawyer
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The role

You will provide a wide range of general and specialised non-contentious commercial property advice.  The work will involve a mixture of sole conduct of matters and assisting partners and principal associates (our most senior lawyer level below partner) on larger property (or property related) transactions.  Work types cover the full spectrum of property transactions you would expect to find at a firm where real estate work is a key driver in its continuing successThe nature of the work and the clients concerned encourages the development of long lasting and fulfilling relationships with both clients and their agents. You will work with partners Michael Giess and Orla O‘Sullivan as well as other members of the London commercial real estate team, who are part of the wider real estate NSL headed up by Richard Hanson, and supported by a professional support lawyer. The London team‘s clients include pension funds, property companies, a major US institutional investor, a listed REIT and developers.  This is an exciting time to join an established and well-regarded team, where we put teamwork, innovation and expertise at the heart of what we do.

The person

You will be an NQ with real estate experience gained in a City or large regional firm with good academics and prior real estate experience.  You will have excellent written English for drafting purposes and advocacy skills. The successful candidate will be a self starter with common sense and initiative, with good time and file management skills.   You will have an ability to build good working relationships with clients and potential clients.

Disclosure and barring service check

This post is also subject to a satisfactory response from the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) to check for any previous criminal convictions.
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Benefits

As you would expect, the firm offers a generous salary and benefits. Everyone has different priorities and preferences, so at Mills & Reeve you can choose the benefits that appeal to you. From buying holiday and undergoing health screening to leasing a bicycle – the choice is yours.

Our core benefits are:

  • Equal all staff bonus based on the firm’s financial performance
  • Generous pension including the option to salary sacrifice
  • Five weeks' annual leave and the option to buy or sell a week each year
  • Extra day of leave for wedding/civil partnership, religious holiday and house moving
  • Bonus week leave every 11th year of continuous service
  • Enhanced maternity, paternity and adoption pay
  • Income protection after two years’ service
  • Life assurance with the choice of covering between two and 10 times annual basic salary
  • Confidential employee assistance programme providing guidance on every day issues to more complex matters and both telephone and face to face counselling.

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The firm

What really sets Mills & Reeve apart from other law firms is the way we work with our clients. We understand that clients, in the 21st century, no longer want a traditional law firm – they want one that embraces forward thinking approaches to service, billing, commercial know-how, innovation, people management and community engagement. 

Pre-employment screening

Please note that, in the event that we make an offer of employment, we will conduct pre-employment screening that includes checks relating to your professional and academic qualifications, references from previous employers, your eligibility to work in the UK and any disciplinary history recorded with the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA). You will also be required to complete a self-declaration to assess your character and suitability

And finally

Mills & Reeve is committed to building a diverse workforce and fostering an inclusive environment in which all our people can thrive. We hire people from a wide variety of backgrounds because it makes our firm stronger, and we have a collaborative culture that celebrates different perspectives and values respect for one another, working together, and openness and integrity. Our approach to flexible working means that we work in a way that achieves the right balance for our people, our clients and for our business.

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