PQE: 3 years +
Term: Permanent
Working hours: Full-time
Team: Real Estate
Location: Birmingham
The firm

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

With increasing work levels our Birmingham commercial development team are keen to speak with experienced solicitors or general commercial real estate lawyers with genuine interest in representing development and investment clients on a variety of real estate matters.

On offer is top drawer and varied work which will include but not limited to the grant and exercise of options, conditional contracts, agreements for lease and pre-lets, development agreements, development management agreements, forward funding and acquisition and disposal work. There is also opportunity to represent banks and banks’ customers in putting together development finance and investment finance deals and packages.

Skills and qualifications

The ideal candidate will be a commercial savvy lawyer who is looking for a dynamic and challenging new role.  The team values individual as well as group development where all members are supprted. 

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.