Solicitor

PQE: 2 years +
Term: Permanent
Working hours: Full-time
Team: Real Estate
Location: Manchester
The firm

Shoosmiths - UK Law Firm of the Year Winner at the Legal Week British Legal Awards 2015.

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

We are keen to speak to solicitors at all levels from 2+PQE to senior associate for opportunities within our impressive Manchester based team. Strong commercial and technical experience in representing clients on a variety of real estate matters is a must, together with a clear desire to take early responsibility. Working in close partnership with an amazing national client base, you will have significant opportunities to be fully involved in business development and supported in building great client relationships.

Skills and qualifications

An excellent academic record and training with a leading city, national or regional firm is required in addition to exceptional client relationship, communication and organisational skills. A commercial and collaborative approach with the ability to progress work quickly is essential. This is a fantastic role within a hugely successful, ambitious and supportive team.
 

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.