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11 months ago
Location: Edinburgh
Job type: Permanent
Category: Associate Jobs
Associate/Senior Associate

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Real Estate


The firm

A leading UK law firm with a network of offices from the South Coast to Scotland, working together as one national team. An innovative practice and the first top 100 law firm to achieve “Gold Standard” Investors in People, our values and culture are not just words on our website but are the heartbeat of the firm. The lack of barriers between departments, a real lack of hierarchy, zero tolerance for arrogance and pomposity makes Shoosmiths a fantastic place to work.

The team

Our Real Estate group is one of the largest real estate teams in the UK, advising an impressive range of clients including commercial and residential developers, investors, major corporate occupiers and banks/funders. Offering exceptional market knowledge the team holds an outstanding reputation with clients and the market generally. “Clients are full of admiration for this team, noting it combines outstanding technical expertise with a “very” responsive service” (Chambers)

The role

An excellent opportunity has arisen for an experienced real estate lawyer, to join our well established and growing Residential Development team specialising in all types of development work and in particular acting for national and local housebuilders.

Main duties and responsibilities will include providing support to the lead partner delivering legal advice and services in the following main areas:- residential site acquisitions and disposals,strategic land matters, Funding and Planning Agreements, site assembly and infrastructure, Deeds of Condition , DPA ,complex title examination and related conveyancing , wayleaves , utilities , leases and options. A knowledge of plot sales including Part Exchange and Shared Equity Transactions would be useful in terms of the supervisory element of the role.

The ideal candidate will demonstrate a genuine passion in developing in this area of real estate law and in return, the successful candidate will gain exposure to high quality work, great clients and will be joining a friendly and supportive team.

The team is known for providing a platform where each individual's development is valued.

Equal opportunities

Shoosmiths is a committed Equal Opportunities employer promoting equality of opportunity. This means that everyone who either applies to or works for the firm is treated equally, whatever their gender, age, ethnic origin, nationality, marital status, disability, sexual orientation or religious beliefs.

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