Associate - Real Estate

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The role

We are looking for an Associate to join the Real Estate NSL. Based in Manchester you will work under supervision assisting the partners and other fee earners, undertaking a wide range of commercial property work.

Areas of work will include:

  • Land acquisitions and disposals, including options and conditional contracts.
  • Property investment acquisitions and disposal acting for buyers and sellers
  • Acting for public and private sector landlord and tenants in connection with the grant of business leases.
  • Logistics, leisure, healthcare and mixed use development work (excluding construction).
  • Landlord and portfolio work including: o Surrenders o licences o lease renewals
  • Property finance
  • Working alongside the corporate team in connection with share and business acquisitions/disposals.

The person

You are likely to be 1-3 years PQE or equivalent experience, with good quality real estate (commercial property) experience.


  • Good academics, i.e. 2:1 degree or equivalent and good A Level grades or equivalents.
  • Technically strong
  • Excellent written English for drafting purposes

Why should I apply?

The Real Estate practice at Mills & Reeve is one of the leading teams in the UK. Nationally we number over 100 lawyers and regularly advise some of the UK's leading and most prestigious organisations and institutions on the most complex of projects.

This is a great opportunity to join a firm named for a record sixteenth year running as one of the 100 Best Companies to Work For in The Sunday Times' annual survey, and is one of only a small number of organisations nationally to have achieved a listing for 16 years running, and the only UK law firm.

We have also been named winner of RollOnFriday Firm of the Year for 2019!

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 access your character and suitability.

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.

The package

As you would expect, the firm offers a generous salary and benefits. The firm's standard benefits are detailed in the following link:

Mills & Reeve Benefits

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.

Why not find out more about what it's like to work at Mills & Reeve by taking two minutes to watch our video?

Working at Mills & Reeve

And finally

Mills & Reeve is committed to providing an inclusive and supportive working environment. We are happy to consider flexible working arrangements and endeavour to achieve the right balance for both our people and the business. This attitude to flexible working ensures we continue to provide outstanding service to our clients, whilst allowing our people to develop their careers in the knowledge that personal priorities will remain just that.

Mills & Reeve is committed to promoting equality, diversity and to providing an inclusive and supportive environment. Please click the link below to find further information regarding our diversity policy.

Mills & Reeve diversity policy

If you would like any more information about Mills & Reeve, you can visit our website by clicking on the following link:

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