PQE: NQ - 3
Term: Permanent
Working hours: Full-time
Department: Property
Location: Norwich
The firm

Birketts is a full service, top 100 UK law firm, operating in Cambridge, Chelmsford, Ipswich, Norwich and the surrounding areas.

With a rich heritage spanning over 150 years we’ve built an enviable track record advising businesses, institutions and individuals in the UK and internationally.
Throughout our history our ethos has remained simple: we provide clear legal advice and value and insight to our clients.

We set out to truly understand our clients’ needs and help realise their ambitions.

We believe that through this approach and a combination of technical excellence and high quality service we can develop long-lasting partnerships and become our clients' solicitor of choice.

The department

Our commercial property department is ranked Top ranked Chambers UK 2018 and Top Tier Legal 500 2017.  Providing a service which covers all aspects of the construction and property industry - development and investment, planning, secured lending, landlord and tenant, agricultural and residential.  We have developed a reputation for having one of the best regarded and largest dedicated property teams within any firm outside London, numbering over 70 specialists. 

Our teams have extensive combined experience in dealing with:

  • Conditional and unconditional acquisitions and disposals
  • Affordable housing - planning matters
  • Portfolio acquisitions and disposals
  • Option agreements and strategic land planning
  • Consortium/collaboration agreements  
  • Overage arrangements
  • Mixed Site assembly and development
  • City/town regeneration schemes
  • Contentious and non-contentious construction work 
  • Licensed property work
  • Secured lending
  • Site regeneration for both the public and private sectors 

This opportunity will be working with specific areas of commercial property, including:

Private equity real estate funds on client's commercial real estate portfolios, and in particular the asset management, leasing, acquisition and disposal mandates.

Data Security:

  • Ensure you are aware of and comply with all information security policies of the organisation relevant to your business role;
  • Report any actual or potential security breaches; and
  • Contribute to risk assessment where required.
  • All employees have the authority to act to prevent an information security incident from occurring or escalating, where possible.
The candidate

Idealling seeking a Solicitor or Associate of NQ - 3PQE with training from a well regarded city, regional or national firm with a well developed knowledge in all areas of commercial property.

He/she would be expected to play an active role in marketing and practice development as well as providing a high level of service to existing clients.

This is an excellent opportunity for a commercial property lawyer to join a successful team in our Norwich office in a growing firm which enjoys an excellent reputation and can offer good career prospects.

Competitive salary (dependent on experience/ability) and benefits including pension scheme, private medical insurance, permanent health insurance, life assurance, bonus scheme, holiday from 25 days, cycle to work scheme and childcare vouchers. 

Working for one of the regions leading commercial law firms, our lawyers are engaged in the highest quality work in an area of outstanding natural beauty. 

The information provided in relation to PQE is provided for guidance only and will not be determinative in the recruitment decision. Any applicant with more or less PQE than that mentioned in the vacancy details will be considered on their individual merits. 

Equal opportunities

We are committed to recruiting individuals on merits of suitability for each role, on the basis of qualifications and experience. All applications are treated fairly and equally regardless of sexual orientation, race, disability, religious beliefs and any other protected characteristic, ensuring that there are equal opportunities at all stages of the recruitment process.