Charity Property/Commercial Property Lawyer

PQE: 3 years +
Term: Permanent
Working hours: Full-time (09:30 - 17:30)
Reports to: Head of Department
Team: Ecclesiastical
Location: London
The firm

Winckworth Sherwood is an exciting, diverse and growing business. Joining our team will see you work with some of the UK’s most interesting clients.

In the last year alone we have:

  • Worked on corporate transactions valued at over £3 billion
  • Advised our developer and social housing clients on over £1.6 billion of residential sales and over £1 billion of refinancings
  • Advised on HS2 which will see the development of over 330 miles of railway network with an expected £59 billion benefit to the wider economy
  • As if that wasn’t enough, we are also involved in the transformation of Battersea Power Station and act for the majority of London’s major Housing Associations who together own assets of over £17.3 billion.

However it’s not all about big numbers and high-profile projects; the real success of our business comes from the ability of our teams to provide fantastic service and create long-lasting relationships.


The role

As an integral part of a highly regarded team providing for the legal needs of 8 Church of England dioceses and many other charitable clients, the successful candidate will:

  • undertake an exceptional variety of high quality property transactions including charity property disposals and acquisitions, commercial leases, assisting with major development projects and a range of unusual and interesting instructions
  • take a lead  in supporting and developing the client relationship with a key diocesan client
  • provide advice across a wide range of legal disciplines, including property, ecclesiastical, charity and trust law
Aims of the department

To be the best in its field of expertise and provide good value for money.

Candidate specification
  • be committed to working with and developing long-term relationships with church and charity clients

  • have a good, up-to-date knowledge and understanding of the Church of England

  • have the strong intellectual capacity needed to be able to deal with the full range of legal challenges this role brings

  • be eager to develop a broad base of legal skills and experience

  • be pragmatic and flexible

  • be confident and have good presentation skills

  • want to make a distinctive contribution to the life of our clients

  • understand the commercial pressures of working in private legal practice