Property Litigation Lawyer (no agencies)

Term: Permanent
Department: Real Estate Litigation
Location: Manchester
The Team

The Property Litigation Group, which consists of 13 fee earners, has an outstanding reputation for handling all kinds of property disputes and is consistently ranked highly in the leading UK directories for real estate dispute resolution work. This is a core and expanding group which sits within the Real Estate Department (which consists of approximately 75 fee earners) and is one of the strongest real estate practices in the country. It is respected both internally and externally as being a dynamic and expanding property litigation practice which has stand-alone clients, as well as clients in common with the rest of the Real Estate Department.

Due to further expansion of the group, we now have an opportunity at solicitor/associate level in either our expanding Manchester office or our London office (or a combination of both).

Responsibilities

This role will require someone with a confident communication style, with the desire to become a leading property litigator, and with a strong commercial acumen. There are great career progression opportunities for the successful candidate to take on responsibility and gain exposure to a wide breadth of work in a supportive and collegiate environment.

The work will include day-to-day responsibility for a varied and interesting case-load. The successful candidate will have direct contact with clients and will be required to assist with a busy case-load, which will include dealing with contentious and potentially contentious matters from their start through to a conclusion.

This is within a highly supportive environment, with hands-on supervision from the two partners, consultant, director and four senior associates.

Key Skills & Experience
  • Qualified lawyer with proven property litigation experience at a leading practice
  • Strong commercial approach
  • Strong academics
  • Confident, personable with good client management skills
  • Entrepreneurial
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills
  • Ambition to progress to a senior level in one of the market's top property litigation teams

The Firm

Fieldfisher is a European law firm with market leading practices in many of the world's most dynamic sectors. We are an exciting, forward-thinking organisation with a particular focus on technologyfinance & financial services, energy & natural resourceslife sciences and media.

Our growing European network of offices supports an international client base alongside our Silicon Valley and China colleagues. We also work in a number of other jurisdictions through dedicated country teams.

Among our clients we count social media sites and high street coffee chains as well as pharmaceutical, life sciences and medical devices companies, energy suppliers, banks and technology leaders.

Clients choose to work with us because we deliver commercial, pragmatic and innovative solutions through our exceptional legal expertise and experience, on time and on budget.

Our network has more than 1,550 people working across 25 offices providing highly commercial advice based on an in-depth understanding of our clients' needs.

We operate across our offices in AmsterdamBeijingBelfastBirminghamBolognaBrusselsDüsseldorfFrankfurtHamburgLondonLuxembourgManchesterMunichMilanParisRomeShanghaiTurinVenice and Silicon Valley.

In June 2019, Fieldfisher was awarded a 5 star ranking for client service by The Legal 500.  It was one of only five firms in the top 25 list of UK-headquartered firms to receive 5 stars based on client feedback.

2018 saw Fieldfisher named Law Firm of the year at the Legal Business Awards. In 2017, we were named Law Firm of the Year in Western Germany at the Juve Awards, and Law firm of the Year at the British Legal Awards.

The firm was ranked in the list of top 20 most innovative law firms in Europe in the FT Innovative Lawyers Awards 2018.

Fieldfisher's Condor Alternative Legal Solutions won the award for ‘New Business and Service Delivery Models’ at the FT Innovative Lawyers Europe Awards 2017.  We also won Personal Injury Team of the Year at the Solicitors Journal Awards 2017.