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Real Estate Solicitor 3-4 years PQE

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05 June 2014
03 July 2014
Holborn, London
Experience Level
Top City

Further information

One of the leading global law firms. Our distinctive market position is founded on our exceptional breadth of our practice, on deep industry knowledge, and on our 'one team' global approach. Formed through the combination of two top international law firms, Hogan Lovells has over 40 offices in Asia, Europe, Latin America, the Middle East, and the United States. With a presence in the world's major financial and commercial markets, we are well placed to provide excellent business-oriented advice to our clients locally and internationally. Our people are the key to our success, which is why we seek to recruit and retain the most talented individuals in all regions of our global practice.

The Practice
Our Real Estate practice has wide experience in all aspects of commercial real estate.  It has significant experience in investment transactions, development, town centre redevelopment and regeneration and insolvency-related transactions and advice. It also has experience in business restructuring and insolvency.

Acting for M&G retail fund the purchase of Riverside House in London, HQ of OFCOM, for £120m from IVG.
Advising The Crown Estate on the forward funding of a retail park.
Acting for the Church Commissioners on the disposal and development arrangements for a gateway site in Peterborough.
Advising The Crown Estate on the structuring and disposal of 50% of its holding in St James' Market to Oxford through a limited partnership and headlease to facilitate the development of two landmark buildings.
Selling Anglia Retail Park in Ipswich for Equitable Life.
Advising Hermes, and previously Prudential, on strategic asset management arrangements at Centre:mk.
Advising M&G on its shopping centres at Grafton Centre Cambridge; Cwmbran Town Centre; and Manchester Arndale.

Main Duties and Responsibilities:
Understanding of legal principles of own practice area, along with a working knowledge of other practice areas
Has project management responsibility, ensuring timely delivery to high quality standards
Stays aware of legal developments affecting any specialist areas and regularly attends appropriate training sessions


Has good working relationships with clients
Has a good understanding of client, the sector and the associated risks and opportunities.
Actively works to develop and strengthen new client relationships


Acts as a source of advice to others, sharing knowledge and expertise
Has strong relationships and profile amongst senior colleagues
Ability to work effectively with others


Understands the industry and market in which the practice stream and clients operate
Contributes to the management of the group/practice area by understanding the areas of specialism, the firm’s capabilities and business plan
Takes an active role in managing the firm's reputation both in and out of work
Understands the responsibility to give back to our communities. Understands the value of a diverse workforce
Candidate Profile

Skills, Qualifications and Experience:

We are looking for an experienced Real Estate associate. Ideally their experience will have been gained at a leading City firm. It is essential that the candidate has a strong academic background (minimum 2.1 degree or equivalent) with excellent written communication and drafting skills. The successful candidate will also have outstanding technical skills, together with the ability to build relationships with clients and colleagues and work well in a team. The ideal candidate will have between three and four post qualification experience (or equivalent experience). 

In return, offers excellent training and development, a superb working environment together with a competitive salary and benefits package.

Equal Opportunities Policy
It is the policy of   to provide equal opportunities for all employees in relation to recruitment, training and promotion. Decisions in these areas will be made only by reference to the requirements of the job and shall not be influenced by any consideration of ethnic origin, religion, sex, age, sexual orientation or disability.

Additional Agency Information
We are interested in slightly more experienced candidates if they have residential experience.