Solicitor

PQE: 1 year +
Term: Permanent
Working hours: Full-time
Team: Property Litigation
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

Our national Property Litigation team has extensive experience and unrivalled expertise in dealing with this complex area of the law. With one of the largest property litigation practices in the UK, we are able to assist clients in all areas of landlord and tenant litigation, and in any real estate dispute. We act, for example, in connection with break notices; dilapidations; forfeiture; land registration disputes; issues relating to landlord's consent; lease renewals; possession claims; recovery of rent and other arrears; rights to light and other easement disputes; service charge issues; property related insolvency; and restrictive covenants. We also advise on several niche areas of law, including property related telecommunications issues, judicial review, and agricultural law. Our clients include household names in the retail and leisure sectors, investment landlords, developers of both commercial and residential land, local authorities, and other public bodies.

The role

We have an excellent opportunity for a Solicitor to be a part of this busy and supportive team. You will have the opportunity to run your own cases in the full spectrum of property litigation matters. Working alongside senior team members and true experts in their field, you will have the chance to get involved with more complex matters to help build you knowledge and experience further.

What are we looking for?

Ideally, we are looking for someone with a minimum of 1 years’ experience however will be open to considering applications from NQ’s who have completed a seat in this area of law. You will have a hard-working attitude and demonstrate a great passion and enthusiasm.

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 demanding, 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. You'll be expected to make things happen and take the initiative from day one.

We consider this to be competency level 2.

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.