We are looking for a Real Estate Solicitor or to join our residential property team, which is part of the firm's Real Estate National Service Line.
The role is based in our Cambridge office, although there is a possibility of flexibility around some home working and/or working in the firm's other offices, subject to the firm's business needs being met and also at the current time to covid-related restrictions and Government guidelines. In normal circumstances we would require you to work a minimum of 2 days a week in the Cambridge office.
The team's work includes advising:
- Ground rent investors on the acquisition, financing and management of large residential portfolios, including enfranchisement and lease extensions
- Rural landowners on the sale and management of estates and country homes, development agreements, options and overage arrangements
- Family owned property companies and landed estates on the management of their residential and mixed property portfolios, including the grant and management of residential tenancies
- High net worth individuals on the sale, purchase and financing of properties across the country and on matrimonial transfers and charges, the restructuring of property interests for tax planning purposes and probate sales
- Leaseholders on large collective enfranchisement claims
- Developers on the acquisition, development and sale of residential property sites
- Insurers on the defence of negligence claims made against conveyancing firms
- Universities and Oxbridge colleges on the set up and administration of housing assistance scheme
You will be 2+ years PQE and have proven ability and experience in dealing with residential property work, gained at a high calibre firm, although you do not necessarily need experience of all the areas of work referred to above.
The following are essential:
- Strong academics - 2.1 degree and good A levels or equivalents
- Excellent written English and a good level of numeracy
- Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
- IT literacy, including familiarity with MS Office
What else should I know?
Our residential property team are friendly and supportive, and carry out a wide variety of interesting work, dealing with a huge range of clients, working with colleagues from most areas of the business and supporting all the firm's offices. Having expanded their range of expertise and client base significantly in recent years, the team are ambitious to build on that success.
- Are looking for a career as a property lawyer, with an opportunity to help shape and develop the practice area and to build firm-wide relationships
- Are a self-starter who is ambitious and keen to help develop the business
- Are committed to providing outstanding client service and willing to take responsibility for advising important clients and contacts of the firm
- Enjoy working in a team and are at ease dealing with a diverse range of people
Then this is an ideal opportunity to build your skills and experience with a major UK law firm, listed as one of the Sunday Times 100 Best Companies to Work For for the last 17 years - the only law firm to achieve this. We are rated as first tier in the Legal 500 directory for real estate work with plenty of opportunity to develop your skills and knowledge. This year we were named as Roll on Friday's Firm of the Year for 2020.
Mills & Reeve is a major UK law firm renowned for its outstanding service to national and international clients, for its collaborative culture and for its deep sector expertise. The firm has a strong sector focus with expertise in agriculture, charities, education, food and beverage, health, insurance, private wealth, real estate investment, sport and technology. Clients include businesses from PLCs to start-ups, high net worth individuals and landowners, more than 120 universities, colleges and education bodies and over 100 healthcare organisations.
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.