Principal Associate - Real Estate - Projects Team

Vacancy ID

011789

Status

Permanent

Preferred location

Vacancy type

Qualified Lawyer
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The Role

We are looking to welcome an experienced real estate lawyer to our busy Real Estate Projects team.  You will primarily assist other members of the projects team on a broad range of real estate work, from investment to development, with a particular emphasis on development and infrastructure projects involving both private and public sectors.  You will also work closely with our real estate, banking and finance teams on investment and development transactions, with a particular focus on the following sectors: government, higher education and charities.Our team is regularly involved in high-value and high-profile projects across England often for government or institutional clients.  The vast majority of our clients instruct us on a repeat basis, so building up good working relationships with clients and their other professional advisers is a key requirement.Our projects often involve other legal disciplines such as procurement, finance, construction and commercial contracts which means that, if you have a background in these areas, there would be scope to keep up and develop your skills, if that appeals to you.The role will include managing your own case-load of matters you will be leading on, working as a member of a wider-team on cross-disciplinary projects, supervising and mentoring junior members of the team, and actively participating in business development initiatives, including preparation of tenders, attending pitches and hospitality

Experience required

You will have a minimum of 10+ years' PQE with relevant real estate experience particularly in investment and development work gained in a large national, regional or City law firm.  You will be able to demonstrate team-working skills with a track record of supervising and developing junior colleagues.  You will have good drafting skills with an ability to give clear, simple, risk-based advice.  You will possess good academics and demonstrate enthusiasm for this work.

The Team

The Real Estate Projects team is led by Andrew Wood, a partner based in our Cambridge office.  The team currently has members based in our Cambridge and Norwich offices.  We can, however, be flexible on location as the team regularly works as part of cross-office teams and with clients based in different parts of the country.

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.
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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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