Associate/Senior Associate

PQE: 4 years +
Term: Permanent
Working hours: Full-time
Team: Real Estate
Location: Manchester
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.

You will be working as part of a team that is recognised for their excellent service and high quality legal advice. This opening will see you become a key member of an established team that is positive, professional and supportive. Our client list speaks volumes for the quality of our lawyers and the experience they provide

The role

We have an excellent opportunity for an Associate/Senior Associate to join the team in Manchester. This role will see you working on general real estate including acquisitions and disposals, landlord and tenant and in particularly development matters. Although there will be support available from the team, you will be comfortable with working autonomously. You will be expected to build good working relationships with the core team as well as the wider real estate team.    

What are we looking for?

Ideally, we are looking for someone who has strong experience in development and/or a great knowledge of the sector with experience in general real estate. You will demonstrate a great passionate and hard-working attitude with an eagerness to get involved in business development.

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.

We consider this a Level 1/2 competency level.

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.