PQE: 3-5
Term: Permanent
Working hours: Full-time (9am to 5.30pm Monday to Friday)
Team: Real Estate
Location: Manchester
The firm

Shoosmiths is 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 Real Estate group is one of the largest real estate teams in the UK, advising an impressive range of clients including commercial and residential developers, investors, major corporate occupiers and banks/funders. Offering exceptional market knowledge the team holds an outstanding reputation with clients and the market generally. “Clients are full of admiration for this team, noting it combines outstanding technical expertise with a “very” responsive service” (Chambers).

The role

Our Manchester based team are growing and looking for a 3-5PQE solicitor/associate offering strong experience in advising and representing clients on a variety of general real estate matters, in particular development focused work. The successful candidate can expect exposure to top end work with high levels of responsibility and engagement with clients. In addition, there will be full involvement with business development activities.

Skills and qualifications

An excellent academic record and training with a leading city, national or regional firm is required in addition to excellent communication and organisational skills, and a good sense of humour. The ability to progress work quickly and establish strong relationships with clients and colleagues is essential. This is a great role within a friendly, energetic and supportive team environment.

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.