Associate

Company: Shakespeare Martineau
Closing date: 08/12/2021
PQE: 5 years +
Term: Permanent
Working hours: Full-time
Team: Commercial Property and Development
Location: Nottingham
Let us introduce ourselves…

It’s the people at Shakespeare Martineau that make us so special. By understanding what our people want, giving them the support they need, recognising everyone’s contribution and realising the unique power of teams, together we win.   As a firm we are focused on proactively building and developing diverse teams, bringing different backgrounds, personalities and perspectives together. We play to our strengths, pushing ourselves to be consistently better than yesterday and deliver amazing solutions for our clients. We empower our teams with a high degree of individual responsibility; we self-manage and encourage everyone to be responsible for their own learning, knowing it makes us even better at what we do!    

We believe in trusting our people to make the right decisions for themselves, from when and where you work, to how you dress; we focus on outputs.  

Want to find more about our amazing benefits?

Meet the team

Our Commercial Property team are one of the fastest growing real estate practices, having more than doubled income and significantly strengthened the team over the last two and half years. With the support of Planning and Construction, we have one of the best integrated teams. We act for local and national developers, pension funds and venture capitalists as well as foreign investors on projects throughout the UK. Our experienced team has assisted in the development and sale of over 4m sq ft of town centre and out of town retail and leisure development as well as industrial and distribution hubs, offices and mixed use schemes

The opportunity

We are looking for an Associate Solicitor to join our friendly and approachable Commercial Property Team part of our Infrastructure and Specialist Markets Business Unit.  This is an excellent opportunity for individuals with a broad spectrum of real estate experience to be involved in top quality work, working with high profile clients and supportive colleagues.   

Your key duties will be:

  • commercial property work to include sales and acquisitions,  secured lending work, development, investment and landlord and tenant work
  • working as part of a wider team that has a depth and breadth of experience and expertise across most industry sectors, and in every area of Commercial Property law
  • helping to build and grow the Commercial Property practice, which includes freehold and leasehold acquisitions and disposals, secured lending, portfolio management work, and landlord and tenant matters
  • play an integral part in a growing Commercial Property & Development team
  • assist on large commercial property and development deals and manage your own caseload
  • liaising with clients in a professional manner
  • working to strict deadlines

Skills and experience you will have:

  • circa 5 years’ + previous commercial property experience working within a law firm
  • a solid ability to prioritise workload and cope with changing demands
  • confident interpersonal skills and the ability to work well with repeat clients and as a team
  • strong IT skills
  • the ability to seek out and develop marketing opportunities
  • good technical knowledge of Real Estate law
  • an interest in being involved in marketing activities including attending networking events and writing articles for professional journals

Key competencies you will need:

  • a passion for commercial property
  • the ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines
  • a high degree of initiative and the ability to cope in a demanding environment
  • excellent organisational and prioritising skills
  • excellent communication skills and the ability to build rapport with colleagues and clients alike
  • the ability to develop the knowledge and expertise of the team, as well as yourself
How we work

We embrace agile working and offer a blended approach to where and how we work.

We appreciate that people have different needs and preferences and we’re keen to be flexible, after all, we value what you do, not where you do it.

We have hubs in Birmingham, Leicester, London, Milton Keynes, Nottingham, Solihull, Stratford-upon-Avon and Sheffield. This role will be a hybrid of home working and from our Nottingham hub.

Additional information

Please be aware, for some vacancies, where we receive high numbers of applications we may need to bring the close date forward.

Due to the nature of the work undertaken, confirmation of employment will be subject to a variety of checks which will be carried out once an offer of employment is accepted. Details of the checks can be found here.

 

Equal opportunities

Shakespeare Martineau is a committed equal opportunities employer. We seek to attract, develop and retain talented people from a diverse range of backgrounds and cultures. We value and respect individuality and encourage a culture within our business where people can be themselves and be valued for their strengths and experiences. Everyone who either applies to or works for the firm is treated equally, regardless of their gender, age, ethnic origin, nationality, marital status, sexual orientation or religious beliefs.