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The firm

Winckworth Sherwood is an exciting, diverse and growing business. Joining our team will see you work with some of the UK’s most interesting clients.

In the last year alone we have:

  • Worked on corporate transactions valued at over £3 billion
  • Advised our developer and social housing clients on over £1.6 billion of residential sales and over £1 billion of refinancings
  • Advised on HS2 which will see the development of over 330 miles of railway network with an expected £59 billion benefit to the wider economy
  • As if that wasn’t enough, we are also involved in the transformation of Battersea Power Station and act for the majority of London’s major Housing Associations who together own assets of over £17.3 billion.

However it’s not all about big numbers and high-profile projects; the real success of our business comes from the ability of our teams to provide fantastic service and create long-lasting relationships.


The role

We are looking for a Senior Legal Executive with experience in Real Estate Team, dealing with their own case load and liaising with clients.

You will be working within the Indirect Investment Team who act for Investors that purchase or sell freehold reversions. 

We current have instructions for a number of large portfolios a number of which are in excess of 9000 units over 300 developments.

Your role with be assisting with the due diligence required by our clients in relation to the purchase or sale of these properties.  You need prior experience of drafting reports on title, liaising directly with client and managing your work load.

Your role will involve assisting with the review of Land Registry legal titles, leases and searches.  We are required to provide our client will an excel spreadsheet listing the information contained in the leases so you will be required to be competent at using Excel.

There will also be the opportunity for other work to assist with development work.

The team

The Indirect Investment Team is a very busy team which is part of the larger Real Estate team. 

Candidate specification

We are looking for someone with previous experience of:

  • Working in a Real Estate team,
  • Dealing with your own case load
  • Liaising with clients
  • Drafting reports on title
  • Lliaising directly with clients
  • Managing your own work load.

Our Values

Our values are at the heart of everything we do. They are what make Winckworth Sherwood unique. A combination of our people, our history and our culture forming a core set of values which unite us. We pride ourselves on being a diverse and inclusive workplace where individuals and teams can thrive in a friendly and respectful environment. Our values fall into three broad categories based on how we think, work and act. They are all linked and they all complement each other:

Think: Progressive, Diverse, Inclusive

Work: Hardworking, Vocational, Entrepreneurial

Act: Friendly, Respectful, Collaborative

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