Senior Associate

PQE: 5 years +
Term: Permanent
Working hours: Full-time
Team: Real Estate
Location: Leeds
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 Division is one of the largest Real Estate teams in the UK, working nationally across our 11 locations. With over 350 people including 71 Partners, we advise a range of the leading real estate businesses operating in the UK market. Our clients primarily comprise developers, investors, funders, retail and leisure occupiers, social housing bodies, major corporates, and a range of public sector bodies.

We opened our Leeds office nearly four years ago and since then have built up a highly-experienced team of expert legal practitioners with a current office headcount of over 80. The Real Estate team in Leeds which is headed up by Simon Meek, is the largest team in the office and are continuing to go from strength to strength and with an increase in work from existing and new clients (local and national), growth is very much on the agenda for this team.

The role

We are looking for an ambitious and enthusiastic Senior Associate to deal with a varied and high-quality caseload which will include acquisitions and disposals, landlord and tenant and development matters. You will be supporting the wider growth agenda for the practice, and the role will provide every opportunity to develop your career to the next level and beyond.

Why should you apply?

We provide a great platform for individuals who want to develop and build upon their experience and skills with a clear and transparent progression plan. You will have every opportunity to unlock your potential through the wide variety and high-quality training that we offer. You will benefit from working alongside experts in their fields and supporting them on high quality and an impressive list of clients that you can add to your work portfolio.

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.