Development Solicitor & Senior Plot Sales Opportunities

Expiring today

Attractive Salary & Benefits
12 Nov 2018
10 Dec 2018
Full Time
Practice Areas
Real Estate
Experience Level
Mid Level

The firm

Shakespeare Martineau is a Top 50 law firm that combines creativity, commerciality and clarity. We work with blue-chip companies, leading organisations, high street brands and individuals across the country.

We’ve grown to be the leading law firm in the Midlands, strong in London, and connected globally.

We’re proud of our people’s varied backgrounds and expertise. Our different qualities stand out and make us interesting to our clients.

We firmly believe in working hard and being ambitious. We look to recruit and develop talented people to achieve their potential - and who will contribute to achieving ours too.

Here you can fulfil your ambitions, whatever they are and however rapidly you want to achieve them. Together, and individually, we create exceptional results.

The group

Our multi-disciplinary real estate group has a long-standing reputation for delivering astute practical counsel. It comprises not only lawyers but also town and country planners and sector focused financial advisors. We therefore take pride in having one of the best integrated groups.

We’re also one of the fastest growing real estate practices, having more than doubled revenue over the last 2 and a half years, with plans to do the same again by 2022. Our firm works for an enviable client base and we count 7 of the UK’s largest house builders as established clients and in the last 12 months we have dealt with the sale of over 7,000 plots.

The roles

We have a strong track record of achieving ambitious targets and are looking for individuals to support our future plans. This is a fantastic time to join our Birmingham office as we look for Development/Commercial Property Lawyers from Associate to Partner level to join our expanding Development and Plot Sales teams. Our Real Estate practice offers excellent opportunities for progression and exposure to a quality client base. The combination of strong client relationships and continued growth ensure you will have an excellent platform to fast-track your career in a highly supportive environment. We operate clear and transparent career progression and development of our people is central to and ingrained in our culture. We are proud to be recognised for this as recent winners of the People Excellence Award 2018.

Our position in the Plot Sales team will work with the UK’s largest house builders, playing a key role advising them at board and director level. You will manage our established team, helping to shape and grow the department through our existing and long established relationships.

Our position in the Development team offers a mix of work across residential and commercial development matters. You will gain real exposure to high profile clients and play a key role mentoring more junior members of the team.

We will consider candidates on a full time or part time basis.

Key competencies & personal attributes for both roles

  • A personable approach combined with an ability to maintain outstanding client relationships
  • A high degree of initiative combined with the capacity to work in a busy demanding environment
  • Excellent organisational and prioritising skills
  • Outstanding communication skills
  • High levels of enthusiasm combined with a willingness to go above and beyond
  • Respectful towards others, positivity and a ‘can do’ attitude
  • A willingness to learn and take ownership over your career development

For our Development team role:

Your responsibilities will include

  • Working with a team of experienced lawyers across a broad range of residential and commercial development work
  • Managing your own mixed caseload of matters including large complex deals
  • Mentoring of junior team members
  • Developing new business relationships and working closely with existing clients to drive growth

Your skills and experience

  • An excellent technical knowledge of development transactions
  • At least 3 years PQE
  • A proven track record managing your own case load under minimum but supportive supervision
  • A team player interested in building long term client relationships
  • A passion for problem solving and finding practical and innovative solutions
  • A natural aptitude and desire to win new business is preferable but not necessary

For our Plot Sales team role:

Your responsibilities will include

  • Running files from start to finish
  • Management of a team of Conveyancers and Legal Assistants
  • Site set up and technical support for the wider team
  • Drafting deeds of easement and deeds of release of restrictive covenants
  • Developing and strengthening our existing client relationships with national housebuilders

Your skills and experience

  • An excellent technical knowledge of Real Estate law
  • Experience with site set-ups
  • A proven track record of building client relationships
  • Experience managing, mentoring or supervising others
  • A passion for problem solving and finding practical and innovative solutions
  • Proven IT skills
  • A natural aptitude and desire to win new business

For an initial confidential conversation please contact Michael Johnson at Hudson Legal.

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Hudson is part of Morgan Philips Group and is a leading provider of recruitment, contract professionals and talent management solutions worldwide.

We are committed to ensuring that all job applicants are treated equally, without discrimination because of gender, sexual orientation, marital or civil partner status, gender reassignment, race, colour, nationality, ethnic or national origin, religion or belief, disability or age.

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