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Trowers & Hamlins LLP
Location: Manchester
Job type: Permanent
Category: Solicitor Jobs
Location/s: Manchester

Experience Level: Advanced

Term: Permanent

Working Hours: Full Time

Practice Area / DepartmentReal Estate Finance: Security
Trowers & Hamlins is a City-led, international and national law firm with over 130 partners and 830 staff. With offices across the UK, Middle East and Far East, we provide a full-service integrated offering.

Our clients operate in diverse industry sectors such as construction, transport and infrastructure, banking and financial services, distribution and logistics, education and health, hotels and leisure, defence, engineering and surveying, charities, retail and energy and natural resources. We also act for many high net worth individuals.

We are different and we believe it is our people that make us unique. We expect and respect that you and your talents are too. The truth is we don't prescribe who you are or how you ought to be. It's what you can do that interests us most.

While the work on offer is rewarding and often complex, the qualities we look for are simple. The ability to get on with people from all walks of life, for example. To talk and to listen. To develop the sorts of relationships that mean you win the friendship and loyalty of clients and colleagues alike. In short, to connect. These are the characteristics our people all have in common. They are vital, as is the drive and imagination to use your unique talents to the full. We will help you in this. In fact, we will support you in every way we can.
Job Summary

Trowers & Hamlins' dedicated Real Estate Finance Security team is made up of 15 experienced lawyers including 2 Partners, supported by a team of 14 paralegals, administrative assistants and trainees. The team acts for Registered Providers of affordable housing, as well as lenders, funders, institutional investors and security trustees, on all aspects of property due diligence work required to secure various finance structures and to support large scale property transactions.

The team has secured thousands of properties for a large number of capital markets issues (including bonds and private placements) for housing associations across the length and breadth of England and Wales as well as traditional bank lending. Due to growth we are seeking new team members who will play a vital role in the property aspects of substantial secured financial transactions, specifically dealing with extensive property due diligence, preparing property conditions precedents and drafting the certificate of title. The team works collaboratively on a variety of projects, with support provided from the team and wider firm to develop skills and expertise.

Principal responsibilities

Involvement in property due diligence aspects of development and regeneration schemes and putting them into charge;

Providing advice to borrowers and funders upon the charging of residential and mixed-development sites and social housing;

Assisting with the property aspects of large scale capital markets issues and large scale loan refinancing for RP clients

Running smaller charging transactions;

Overseeing more junior colleagues on complex search results and Land Registry applications;

Acting for funders on approval and consents to various legal documents entered into by borrowers;

When required, assisting with other Housing and Regeneration work, for example, development;

Legal research;

Running own files;

Comply with core competencies as appropriate to the fee earner level of qualification;

Building and maintaining effective client relationships;

Active participation in marketing initiatives;

Ensuring files are managed in compliance with Lexcel procedures;

Participating in firm-wide and departmental training sessions; and

Training and development of junior legal staff, team assistant or PA (where appropriate).

Person specification

The firm has a Career Development Framework which sets out the competencies we expect of those at the solicitor grade. In particular, for this role we require:

Proven ability to take on responsibility and manage files, independently where appropriate;

Strong client focus and service delivery;

Drive and enthusiasm; and

Methodical, disciplined and organised approach.

Experience and qualifications required

Excellent academic record;

Qualified Solicitor

Post qualification experience in property development or security work in private practice, ideally experience of working with housing clients, is beneficial. A minimum of one seat in relevant property work as a trainee is essential and a banking seat would be beneficial; and

Experience of running smaller matters with minimal supervision.

Additional Information
As part of our firm recruitment policy our candidates are subject to employment screening background checks. These checks include personal details, education and employment history, professional qualifications and credit and criminal checks as appropriate.

Trowers & Hamlins is an equal opportunities employer and we welcome applications from every sector of the community. All applications will only be considered on merit and the applicant's suitability to meet the requirements of the role.

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