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about 1 month ago
Womble Bond Dickinson LLP
Salary: Competitive
Location: Edinburgh
Job type: Permanent
Job sector: Private Practice
Experience: Any or N/A
Contact: Sara Casey
Sector: Real Estate
Category: Lawyer Jobs

About Us

It's an exciting time for us here at Womble Bond Dickinson and we believe we have a great story to share.  In 2017 we opened our Edinburgh office in a year that also saw us combine with Womble Carlyle to become Womble Bond Dickinson – a transatlantic law firm with over 400 partners and 1000 lawyers based across 27 key locations in the UK and US.    This has given us a solid platform for growth, and whilst the US links are creating great opportunities for our clients, and our business, we've by no means forgotten our roots.  Our regional heritage remains central to our business strategy and UK growth has been a feature across many of our regions in the last 12 months.  Edinburgh, in particular, has seen a number of high profile hires and we're keen to continue this trend with continuing investment within our Real Estate practice. 

The Real Estate team at Womble Bond Dickinson has a deserved reputation for providing high quality legal advice, acting as trusted advisers to many of the key players across the sector.  We've more than two hundred lawyers across our nationally respected teams, with a number listed as leaders in their field.  Technical excellence is no longer enough, so we've worked hard to ensure that we combine that with a genuine understanding of our clients and their businesses which allows us to add real commercial value.  Our lawyers work across specialist teams, drawing on their strengths to deliver commercial solutions for our clients.

What kind of work will I be doing?

Our client base in Scotland is broad, covering a number of our key sectors  including real estate, energy, and retail.  This new Real Estate Lawyer opportunity is focused on supporting commercial property transactions and work across the Energy and Renewables sectors.  We've a number of national clients who have indicated that they could instruct us on further Scottish work with a stronger Edinburgh presence in real estate. It is in specific response to that client feedback that we are investing further in Scotland.

You'll be working closely with the wider Real Estate team with transactions that are often high value and offer excellent opportunities to be involved with some of the best quality work in the regions.  There will be plenty of opportunities for client contact and you'll be expected to build and maintain strong relationships with these contacts.  Business development is also an important aspect for all of our lawyers, and you will be expected to contribute to the growth of the team by assisting with the organisation of and attending client events, writing articles for our website or other publications and other marketing activities.

This is a challenging (but hopefully rewarding!) role where you'll be expected to market internally to colleagues, and to develop a profile in the marketplace to help us convert opportunities with existing clients, as well as new ones.  You'll be ably supported by our network of regional offices and our dedicated Sector support and Business Development teams.

What experience is needed?

We're keen to talk to candidates at all levels so whether you have a few years post-qualification experience, or are at the very beginning of your career, get in touch.  Your experience is likely to have been gained with a broad commercial property practice, or a more niche energy focused role.  Whatever your experience level, or background, you'll need excellent drafting skills, a sense of commercial pragmatism, a bright mind and a strong team ethos to help further develop the team's client base.  You'll also need to be motivated to participate in business development that helps to raise the team's profile and network.

So what makes it so great to work here?

We know that it's not all about us.  You'll want to be assured that this is the right opportunity for you and we really believe that this is a fantastic place to work.  You'll be joining a supportive team where you can learn from true leaders in their field and build your experience with access to great quality work and great clients. Supported by a collegiate approach, and firm wide commitment to lawyer development there are fewer better places to develop your legal career.

In addition, through our D&I practices and programmes we work hard to ensure that difference is visibly valued and welcomed.

And that's not all, alongside a competitive salary you'll receive a flexible benefits package so you can pick and choose

How do I apply?

If you think this is the role for you, why not get in touch to find out more. (No agencies please we are an in-house recruitment team). If you're already sold, then please apply via the link the below.

If this isn't the role for you (or the right time) why not connect with me on LinkedIn or follow us on Twitter to keep up to date with all of our opportunities.  We also have a Facebook page.

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