Senior Associate - Real Estate - Development

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What does the role involve?

We need a senior solicitor to join the Real Estate team based in our Cambridge office. You will have development experience (ideally this being your main practice area), alongside exposure to a wide range of general and specialised commercial property advice which requires good knowledge of landlord and tenant work, options, pre-emptions and overage agreements, development agreements and leases (which can be in the context of running a larger development site). Some investment experience would be advantageous but is not required.

Areas of work:

  • Development work (excluding construction) with a specific emphasis on large-scale, residential-led projects
  • Property investment portfolio acquisitions and disposals acting for both buyers and sellers
  • Advising private and institutional investors in relation to landlord and tenant issues
  • Property portfolio management (including supervision of a wider team who administer this support)

Client base

  • Strategic land developers, comprising a range of landowners, promoters, development managers, and master developers

  • Corporates with portfolio property holdings

Why should I apply?

This is an excellent opportunity to join a firm rated as first tier in the Legal 500 directory, and Chambers directory, for Real Estate work.

Mills & Reeve LLP has been listed as one of the Sunday Times 100 Best Companies to Work For, for the last 16 years.

We were winners of the firm of the year Roll on Friday Firm for 2019.

What experience is required?

We would be pleased to receive applications from all those with at least 4+ years PQE. You will have Real Estate experience gained in a large regional or City law firm, and also have supervision and marketing experience. For more information about skills and attributes required, please view the attached vacancy document.

Who would I be working with?

You will work with two partners and their team. The team is part of the firm-wide Real Estate National Service Line (“RE NSL”), which is headed up by Richard Hanson, and supported by a professional support lawyer.

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:

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?

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.

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