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Residential Development Solicitor

England, West Yorkshire, Leeds
£50000 - £70000 per annum
Closing date
11 May 2021
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Enjoy residential development or commercial property work and want to handle complex matters for many household names? Then read on!

We are currently working on a fantastic opportunity for a Property solicitor to join a highly regarded Law firm in Leeds. Unlike most firms it is unique in its set up by not targeting its lawyers financially or by how many chargeable hours done, the firm measures its success on the quality of its work rather than quantity. Our client prides itself on the modern and commercial approach it provides to its clients which has helped develop effective relationships and will offer the opportunity to both work with other highly experienced professionals as well as being able to take primary responsibility for some of your own matters. The firm is well-respected and has developed a strong culture based on attracting talented people who want to build their career and have a great reputation for being an enjoyable place to work and one where employees stay long-term.

The role

The role offers the chance to get stuck into a broad range of work including but not limited to; site acquisitions and disposals, funding documentation, and infrastructure agreements within residential development. Clients include national household names, local developers, landowners and registered providers.

You will be working closely alongside a very well regarded partner and senior lawyer as well as more junior solicitors, assisting them on their files as well as running some of your own matters. They are very close knit and team orientated, meaning plenty of collaboration and support, combined with plenty of direct client contact which will enable to you grow, given the amount of repeat business that they undertake you will get to know the clients well. You will also have the support of both planning and construction teams, both of whom you will work closely.

The candidate

They are looking for someone who has excellent standards when it comes to client delivery and service and who is genuinely a team player. Personality fit is important to them both as a team and a firm, they are looking for someone who is very down to earth and sociable. It's a lovely working environment and they are keen to continue to extend this.

This is an excellent role within a practice that we have successfully worked with for many years, they have a fantastic reputation and really do provide a working environment that offers career progression without the bureaucracy and red tape that many firms of this size have.

How to apply

If you are interested in this role, or would like to find out more about the opportunity please contact Rachael Mann at Sacco Mann or another member of our Private Practice team. Alternatively, if you know of anyone who would be suitable for this role then please let them or us know as we offer a reward for successful referrals. For full terms please see our website.


Sacco Mann are specialist Legal Recruiters recognised as regional experts with a genuine interest in, as well as knowledge of, their marketplace. We are renowned for giving clear and straightforward career advice and true quality of service.

We have thirteen experienced consultants focussing on legal recruitment, encompassing the Commercial, General Practice, Public Sector and In House positions, both permanent and locum. In addition two consultants specialise within the Patents and Trademarks sector.

We feel that much of our success has been due to the fact that we:

- try to accurately guage and understand what both candidates and clients require and indeed that which they are able to offer and then bring the two together
- have a demonstrable knowledge of the marketplace. Fundamentally what you need is not merely someone who can post your CV to a practice, but someone whose strength of contacts within the firms can add value, ensuring that you are given proper consideration
- discuss each role with you thoroughly and get prior clearance before a CV is submitted. This is an extremely important for protecting confidentiality and avoiding duplication
- brief you fully prior to any interviews, ensuring that you know what the role entails and how the interview will be run. We also give you honest interview feedback - if you don't do very well in an interview you can always learn from the experience
- are accessible and return your calls

Why use Sacco Mann?

Principally because we believe that the points outlined above are fundamental. We enjoy recruitment, and we are good at it, because we genuinely enjoy assisting people make positive career moves. We don't shuffle paper because we know our marketplace and are therefore in a position to give reliable, knowledgeable and practical advice.

The vast majority of our applicants and clients are at pains to thank us for the advice and service that we provide and we believe the high level of referral business is a direct result of the fact that lawyers value our input.

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