PQE: 2 years +
Term: Permanent
Working hours: Full-time
Team: Real Estate
Location: Belfast
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 team is one of the leading and largest UK Real Estate teams, recently winning “Legal Team of the Year” at the Estates Gazettes awards. We are spread nationally across all offices and represent an impressive range of household name clients from developers, investors and corporate occupiers through to banks and funders on some of the highest value and profile projects around.

We opened our first Belfast office three years ago and since then we have been going from strength to strength. Our client list speaks volumes for the quality of our lawyers and the experience they provide.

With expansion on the forefront of our strategy for the Belfast office, we are focusing on growing our real estate team to ensure we can continue to maintain concrete relationships with our existing clients as well as build upon new ones. 

The role

This is a superb opportunity that will see you working closely with the two Partners and gain exposure to high quality matters with plenty of responsibility and autonomy on offer. You will be working across the full spectrum of real estate matters including acquisitions and disposals, commercial leasing for both landlords and tenants, residential development matters and energy and renewable projects. It is also envisaged that you will be working on ROI real estate matters and the Partners will be fully supportive of you obtaining an ROI qualification.

Why should you apply?

If you really want your career to take off, then we’d like you to consider joining us. We’re a firm with the scale, stature and clients to provide you with the quality and variety of work and opportunities for development that you need to grow your career and rewards.

We provide a supportive, stimulating and rewarding environment. You’ll be working with people who thrive on being pro-active, bringing energy and ideas to make a real difference to clients and who will fully support your professional development.

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.