Associate

PQE: 2-4
Term: Permanent
Working hours: Full-time
Practice area: Commercial Real Estate
Location: Guildford
The Firm

Stevens & Bolton is one of the largest firms in the South outside London and is independently recognised as one of the UK's leading national law firms with top quality clients and excellent work. 

The working atmosphere in the firm is positive, supportive, relaxed but professional, and we pride ourselves on a taking a practical, considerate and collaborative approach with both clients and colleagues.

We want everyone at the firm to be happy and fulfilled in their career.  We provide opportunities for continuous learning, growth and development. We also recognise that lawyers value the ability to work flexibly - we have agile working policies to facilitate flexible working and all lawyers have laptops and iPhones as standard issue. 

The Role

We are currently looking for an associate (2-4 years’ PQE) for our Real Estate group.

The Real Estate group currently consists of 8 partners and 19 other lawyers. It is regarded as one of the leading real estate practices in the South East outside London, and is recommended by the leading independent legal directories.  There is PSL and paralegal support within the group.

The group handles a broad range of real estate work and includes teams dedicated to dispute resolution, construction, planning and environmental.  The main areas of expertise are:

  • Development
  • Investment
  • Corporate occupiers (including retail/office/industrial)
  • Banking

Clients include mid-tier businesses (whether quoted or owner-managed), household name PLCs and other major international groups, and high net worth private clients.

Qualifications and Experience

An associate solicitor is sought to join an existing team, many of whom have experience with leading City firms. Candidates should have good inter-personal skills, strong academics and high quality experience – typically with a major City or leading national/regional practice. Team playing skills are important – successful candidates can expect to work with a number of partners within the group, in small and occasionally larger teams, as well as running cases with minimal supervision.

The Opportunity

Stevens & Bolton is one of the most profitable firms in the south of England, and provides excellent long term career opportunities for ambitious candidates who aspire to partnership. We aim to reward Associates with market leading salaries (outside London), and a comprehensive package of benefits.