Real Estate Development Lawyer (no agencies)

Term: Permanent
Department: Real Estate
Location: Birmingham
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 technology, finance & financial services and energy & natural resources.

Our growing European network of offices supports an international client base alongside our Silicon Valley and Shanghai teams. Among our clients, we count social media sites and high street coffee chains through to pharmaceutical, life sciences and medical devices companies, energy suppliers, banks and government departments.

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.

We have more than 400 lawyers spread over nine locations, all providing highly commercial advice based on an in-depth understanding of our clients' needs.

We operate across our offices in Belgium, China, France, Germany, Italy, UK and US - Silicon Valley.

The Team

The Real Estate team in Birmingham advise on and project manage some of the UK’s most significant regeneration and redevelopment schemes, working for a range of leading residential and commercial developers and investors, landowners and occupiers..

The world renowned Cambridge Biomedical Campus is a typical example of the projects they are involved in. Acting from the outset taking Options and investigation title, advising though out the process of securing planning permission, granting leases to occupiers, negotiating the build contracts and funding the build,  ultimately selling the investment – the full development life cycle.

Responsibilities
  • Assisting partners with all aspects of real estate development transactions.
  • Acquisitions of land by way of option, conditional and unconditional contract and completion of development agreements.
  • The management of individual properties and property portfolios, including the granting of leases and licences, lease renewals and rent reviews for a range of good quality investors
  • Acting on new lettings to tenants including agreements for lease with works for retail tenants.
  • Assisting on large scale portfolio transactions including dealing with certificates of title;
  • High levels of client contact and client liaison responsibilities;
  • Assisting on due diligence for for financing and Corporate transactions.
Key Skills & Experience
  • Qualified lawyer with good experience in real estate acquisitions, disposals and L&T.
  • Relevant ‘hands-on’ work experience and client management skills
  • Good knowledge of English Land Law and Landlord and Tenant law.
  • Previous experience of acting for developer or investor clients would be an advantage
  • Strong interpersonal skills and sound time/case management skills
  • Strong academic record.

Fieldfisher aims to ensure equality of opportunity and we are actively working towards improving the diversity of our staff.  All applications will only be considered on merit and the applicant's suitability to meet the requirements of the role