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Commercial Real Estate Lawyer, Partner c.£800,000

Edwards Gibson
London (Central), London (Greater) (GB)
Closing date
25 Jun 2024

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Vacancy Type
Solicitors, Private Practice
Experience Level
Full Time
Practice Areas
Real Estate

Job Details

Commercial real estate is notoriously cyclical and the reality is that many Big Law firms have limited commitment to the practice area beyond corporate support. When interest rates were the lowest they were in the history of humanity this reality was often masked, but history tells us that, for most direct real estate partners, the market slowdown will ultimately result in hits to both partner progression as well as compensation and, perhaps even more significantly from a morale perspective, departmental shrinkage.

Whilst itself not completely immune from the impact of a cooling market, in contrast to its peers this leading international law firm sees commercial real estate as a fundamentally “core” offering, not just in the UK, but across Europe, the Far East, and the US. Moreover, thanks to some succession issues, the firm now considers its direct real estate offering in London a tad bonsai relative to its other European centres, so it is keen to use the market disruption as an opportunity to restock with a lateral/ team to whom it promises a superb platform, flexibility on rates and a 100% commitment to real estate.

The law firm is keen to consider both real estate investment or development specialists and, whilst a portable practice would of course be welcomed, the team is realistic about activity in the current market so any metrics will be distorted in your favour!


Based in the City of London, Edwards Gibson is a dedicated Legal Recruitment Consultancy specialising in private practice and in-house qualified lawyer moves. At Edwards Gibson we pride ourselves on the depth and clarity of information we provide and have an unrivalled knowledge of the markets in which we work. Whether you are looking for an early career opportunity or a strategic senior level move, our team of ex-lawyers and vastly experienced legal recruitment consultants are ideally placed to help you.

Our Private Practice team recruits qualified lawyers across all disciplines and practices into the leading UK, US and international law firms. With the market in a constant state of flux, our unrivalled understanding of the market allows us to identify a range of options best suited to your skills and experience.

Edwards Gibson takes instructions on a select number of in-house commercial legal positions in both Banking & Finance and Commerce & Industry. Our consultants have been responsible for placing lawyers at some of the largest and most prestigious institutions in the world, from entry level roles to Global Group General Counsel positions.

Informed Connections

We don’t just tell you what opportunities there are in the market - we arm you with all the information you’ll need about the evolution of a firm (or practice area) together with its future prospects and expectations, to enable you to make a truly informed choice about your next move. We speak to partners and key decision makers on a daily basis to gain a true insight and knowledge of their current needs and on-going strategies.

We offer some of the most comprehensive guidance around on salaries, as well as an unparalleled insight into past, current and future market trends - to help you decide when the best time may be to consider moving to another law firm.

At Edwards Gibson we recognise that every lawyer is an individual and that motivations for moving vary greatly from one person to the next. Whether it be lifestyle, money, prospects or just personal preference, our team gets right to the heart of the matter by asking the how, when, where and why questions.

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020 7153 4903
71-73 Carter Lane

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