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Real Estate Associate/Senior Associate Team: Real Estate – Southampton hub Purpose of job: To provide advice on mid-market capital transactional and mid to high value asset management work. What's in it for you? Our market-leading Real Estate practice combines key sector knowledge, unparalleled technical ability and a commercial focus, which ensures clients receive the best possible support and guidance. We are consistently ranked number one by the legal directories across all of real estate disciplines with lawyers that are recognised as experts in their fields. The Southampton hub offers a complementary service to the London and Manchester offices, strengthening Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner’s real estate sector capability. In particular, Southampton focuses on mid-market capital transactional, complex real estate asset management and due diligence work. There is strong collaboration with teams in London and Manchester. Southampton efficiently services real estate sector clients on matters resourced seamlessly between our three UK offices, drawing on different practices and skills across London, Manchester and Southampton. This is an exciting opportunity for an Associate to join our office in Southampton which has grown over the past 2 years to a team of 15. Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner are at the forefront of providing legal services in a new way. Through a mixture of new technology and innovative working methods, we are able to offer our clients an efficient, cost effective and tailored service. You will have the opportunity to work on complex and high value transactions in a flexible and fast-paced environment. Key responsibilities: * Providing advice on mid-market capital transactional work as well as a broad portfolio of asset management work * Draft and negotiate documents to ensure they meet client requirements * Provide advice to clients to ensure that their interests are protected and that all relevant laws and regulations are adhered to at all times * Provide support to the key client teams in relation to aspects of complex asset management projects * Begin to develop client relationships, for clients ranging from private equity funds, property companies and our annuity clients such as the Crown Estate, Aviva Investors and Great Portland Estates Key relationships Partners and fee earners in the Southampton office as well as the wider Real Estate team in London and Manchester. Experience and knowledge Solid transactional real estate experience, working in a fast-paced environment is ideal but if you have a willingness to learn and develop with us, we can offer all the right training and experience. Skills and competencies The successful candidate will demonstrate: * Analytical and drafting skills * Flexibility and adaptability, supporting cases across a broad range of legal issues * Commercial focus with a knowledge of key areas of the law and able to provide clear, concise, practical advice * Working collaboratively with other fee earners * Clear and concise communication skills * The ability to work independently but also keen to work in a challenging, team-based environment Diversity, inclusion and working differently At Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner we understand the value of a diverse workforce and we believe people perform at their best when they can truly be themselves at work. We aim to create an inclusive environment where all our employees are valued, motivated and able to be themselves. In order to provide the best possible service to our diverse client base, we are committed to recruiting, retaining, rewarding and developing our people with regard to their abilities and contributions and without reference to their background, gender, gender identity or expression, ethnic origin, age, religion, sexual orientation, socio-economic status, political belief, disability or any other protected characteristic. Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner is a firm with an increasingly flexible workforce and is supportive of flexible working arrangements, tailored to the individual, wherever possible. Please feel free to speak to the Resourcing Team about the flexibility we are offering for this role. Confidentiality Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner will ensure all hardcopy and electronic materials containing confidential information are securely stored and accessible only to those authorised to view such content. Disclosure As a regulated firm of solicitors, Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner is required to undertake appropriate vetting of staff. In addition to completion, by applicants who accept a job offer, of a regulatory questionnaire, Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner uses a specialist provider to undertake professional verification and background checks (including through electronic data sources, and directly with employers and professional bodies/regulators) on our behalf. We will also undertake certain verifications ourselves. Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner adopts a risk-based approach to its vetting procedures, which are only undertaken with consent, and in accordance with IT, legal and regulatory obligations. For further details, please see our recruitment website www.bclplaw.com
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