Associate (NQ+) - Agribusiness Sector

Vacancy ID

012069

Status

Permanent

Preferred location

Vacancy type

Qualified Lawyer
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The role

We are looking for a Real Estate solicitor to join the Real Estate NSL.  Based in Norwich and working in the Food and Agribusiness sector, you will undertake a wide range of real estate work including, the sale and purchase of agricultural land, farms and estates, rural land development schemes, agricultural and business tenancies, farming partnerships, renewable energy projects and mineral leases.Our clients are farmers, investors in land, trustees and owners of landed estates, and other rural property owners. The role offers plenty of direct client contact. The 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 partner, Tim Ryan, and other team members focusing on the food and agribusiness sector.  The team is part of the wider cross office Real Estate NSL, headed up by partner, Richard Hanson.

The person

You will be a NQ+ PQE or equivalent real estate experience gained in a high calibre firm. You will also have, good academics, be technically sound, ideally with experience of agricultural property work. You will also need to have an interest in issues such as food security, energy and natural resources. You will need to have excellent communication and interpersonal skills, along with excellent written English the ability to produce clear, logical drafting. The successful person will need to have good research skills, including the ability to use online information sources and will need to have effective time and matter management .

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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