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Residential Development Lawyer

Thornton Legal
England, Greater Manchester, Manchester
£45000 - £50000 per annum
Closing date
8 Jul 2021

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We are working with a leading commercial law firm based in Manchester who are ranked in the top 200 UK firms.

They would like to add an experienced Residential Development Lawyer to their team and have a strong reputation in the Manchester market in residential property law.

This role is ideal for a Lawyer who has between 3 and 5 years' PQE who has experience in dealing with both standard residential property transactions (including the usual sales, purchases and re-finance transactions) but will also have experience dealing with residential development work.

This is a firm is who are known for their excellent work and great work-life balance. Lawyers are well-supported by market leading Partners and encouraged to progress, making this a superb opportunity for career progression.

We would like to hear from you if you have experience in the following:

  • Experience of residential development/unit sales/new build sales essential
  • Experience of a varied caseload sales, purchases, re-finance
  • Experience of dealing with SME's/developer clients directly and efficiently
  • Experience of drafting of estate documentation preferable
  • Commercial property experience including drafting experience would be beneficial
  • Supervisory/Management experience would be preferable but not essential.

This role will entail assisting 2 Associate level fee-earners with their varied caseloads in the busy residential development arm of the Residential Property team.

You will be supervising a team of 4+ paralegals and 1 trainee who deal with the day to day progression of unit sales for key developer clients.

You will also have experience of dealing with drafting queries from junior fee earners and in organising completion of volume units on large development sites.

This is an excellent firm to continue your career in; they have a strong, collegiate culture where everyone works as a team.

If this Residential Development position is of interest, please click 'apply'. If you would prefer to have a chat before applying, then get in touch with Tim Batchelor on our Manchester desk to get the ball rolling. PQE and salary levels are for guidance only.

Tim is one of the senior consultants at Thornton Legal with a stellar reputation in the Manchester legal market. He works closely with associates, senior associates, legal directors and partners who are looking to make moves across private and commercial practices areas. Tim is regularly instructed as a preferred recruitment partner and often handles vacancies not advertised on-line.


Thornton Legal is an award winning independent recruitment company covering the North West and Yorkshire. 

North West office - 0151 305 5757

Yorkshire office - 0113 323 0777

We work with law firms of all sizes and specialisms. Often we are instructed as their preferred recruitment partner and we regularly handle vacancies not advertised on-line. 

Our clients tell us that we are well informed, straightforward to deal with and take the time to fully understand their requirements. We regularly hear from candidates that we are supportive from initial contact through to interview and beyond, and it is often noted that we honest, hardworking and go beyond expectations.

Get in touch to see what Thornton Legal can do for your legal career or your law firm.

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0151 305 5757 / 0113 232 0777
Thornton Legal
North West
Legal Recruiters
United Kingdom
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