PQE: 3 years +
Term: Permanent
Working hours: Full-time
Team: Real Estate
Location: Milton Keynes
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

You will be part of team of specialists within the national development team who deal with issues, around planning, infrastructure, vacant possession, real estate tax, agricultural law, mixed use, leisure retails and construction. Our integrated teams work seamlessly to deliver specialist advice cost effectively and help clients achieve their goals, ensuring nothing is missed. Clients comment on Shoosmiths lawyers’ willingness to listen and understand the commercial goals of their scheme before offering clear, strategic advice.

The role

We are looking for someone with excellent technical skills in respect of the usual range of property transactions. Significant title experience i.e. being alive to title issues and how to deal with them and landlord and tenant experience will be required but we are particularly looking for someone with commercial development and/or agriculture experience. You will be working on behalf of major UK national developers through all stages of the development process. The role will also see you acting for private and commercial clients on the sale and purchase of agricultural land. The applicant should also have specific experience of negotiating conditional development agreements from an occupier’s perspective.

Why should you apply?

We provide a great platform for individuals who want to continue to develop and build upon their experience and skills with a clear and transparent progression plan. This role opens the doors for you to add an impressive list of clients to your work portfolio as well as encourage and support you to build new ones with our highly rated reputation to back you. 

You’ll be working in an environment that is positive, professional and cooperative.

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.