9 months ago
Role: NQ +
Team: Private Real Estate
We are looking for an Associate to join our highly regarded Private Real Estate team at our
Cambridge Office. This is an exciting opportunity to gain experience working for a dynamic
team within an outstanding firm that strives to be the best in industry and is committed to the
development of its people.
The Private Real Estate Team
Taylor Vinters has the leading Agriculture and Estates team in East Anglia and is top ranked
in both Legal 500 and Chambers and has more leading named individual lawyers than any
The department has specialist expertise in: agricultural holdings act tenancy work including surrenders and re-grants and
restructuring large, complex and high value farm transactions (in 2016 advising on deals totalling
£100m) succession and tax planning farming partnerships horseracing work for some of the leading names in racing renewable energy developments acting for both landowners and developers Known by land agents for "getting the deal done"
The team act for a range of leading clients from landed estates to innovative investors and
institutions including: Worldwide landholding USA based charity – Farmland Reserve Jockey Club group – substantial landholdings and racecourses in Newmarket and
across England A large estate in Cambridgeshire/Suffolk valued approx. £500m (circa 35,000 acres) 8,000 acre family landed estate in Suffolk G’s Group
Adrian Horwood-Smart is renowned as a "guru on agricultural matters" and the "ultimate
trusted adviser". He is known as "erudite yet highly commercial". Rupert Melville-Ross is
well known for "getting the deal done" and specialises in large complex multi-million pound
land sales and purchases and Andrew Williamson is known as a calm, straightforward and
Your skills, experience and key responsibilities
Key to delivering on those qualities is the recruitment of the right people to supplement and
complement our existing team. With a view to increasing our capacity in Cambridge, we are
looking for an Associate. You will be based in our Cambridge office and the successful
candidate will be capable of: working for a wide range of farms and estates clients; a background which shows strong negotiation and dealing skills, including running
deals and transactions on their own;
an understanding not only of the legal requirements needed in commercial
transactional deals, but also an understanding of commercial pressures and
solutions; delivering the full range of legal services expected of a an agricultural and estates
lawyer – including – drafting, negotiating, project managing; advising on farm and land sales and purchases including tenancy issues and ; developing, building and deepening client relationships; a high attention to detail when drafting and a commercial approach in negotiations.
Our ideal candidate is someone who wants a mix of improving the breadth of his or her
range of experience whilst taking increasing responsibility and ownership of clients.
We are proud of our collegiate, entrepreneurial culture and are particularly careful to ensure
there are opportunities for each member of the team to thrive and progress quickly through
their careers. We have a good track record for this, which we put down to the time we invest
in developing our lawyers to be able to operate autonomously through providing significant
exposure to our clients, resulting in you becoming a first point of contact for many of them.
About Taylor Vinters
Taylor Vinters is not your typical law firm.
We understand that our clients are not only looking for a focus on their legal issues but also
strong commercial acumen from their legal partner. We help our clients manage risk, make
informed decisions and leverage networks to achieve their personal and business goals by
bringing together cross-disciplinary teams to address complex and multi-faceted issues and
offer intelligent, joined-up solutions.
We are excited by our clients, how their organisations and lives progress and how we can
use our experience, networks and technical expertise to support them. Operating through
our European hubs in London and Cambridge and Asia hub in Singapore, Taylor Vinters is a
leading international law firm supporting innovative businesses and entrepreneurially minded
people to make great things happen.
Contact us If you are interested in applying please send your CV and a covering letter stating your
salary expectations and your notice period to email@example.com or call Alix