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Real Estate Lawyer, 6-12 month FTC. 1-3 PQE, London

Jameson Legal
England, London
£59000 - £70000 per annum
Closing date
1 Jun 2022

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Our client is a highly respected commercial firm looking for a Real Estate Associate with between 1-3 years PQE for an initial contract of 6-12 months with the potential to become a permanent position after the initial term has ended. The team has a good track record of retaining lawyers who started on a contract basis onto a permanent employment basis.

The successful associate will have an opportunity to join a successful, established real estate team made up of 2 partners, 5 senior associates, 1 associate and 1 trainee solicitor. The London core property team has a diverse range of clients including banks/lenders, corporate occupiers, high net worth individuals, property developers, investors across a range of sectors including retail, leisure, transport, logistics, education, health, and the public sector. Any experience advising similar clients in these sectors would be of great interest.

The successful associate can expect to support on complex, market leading transactions (notably within the logistic sector) as well as have responsibility for their own caseload of transactions including acquisitions, disposals, landlord and tenant lease negotiations and lending transactions.

Common responsibilities of the role include:

  • Acting for banks/lenders in relation to investment finance, development finance and cash flow lending.
  • Acquisitions and disposals of investment property
  • Negotiation of leases and associated landlord and tenant documents
  • Dealing with the development and requisite documentation
  • Property portfolio management including licences, consents and granting of underleases.
  • Reviewing, reporting and advising on title matters.
  • Advising on heads of terms
  • Providing support to other teams within the firm such as Banking, Corporate and Insolvency and Restructuring.

It is likely that successful candidates are qualified lawyers in England & Wales or another commonwealth jurisdiction (such as Australia or New Zealand, for instance); have between 1-3 years' PQE and possess experience in handling commercial real estate caseloads from notable City or strong regional firms. It is also likely that the successful associate will have a willingness and aptitude to learn and develop their knowledge and skills in all areas previously mentioned. They must be organised and be able to prioritise tasks and work under pressure. Excellent communication skills are a must, alongside an ability to both work as part of a team and independently.

For further information, and a confidential conversation, please apply to Brandon Ravikumar on

Jameson Legal acts as an employment business for temporary recruitment and as an employment agency for fixed term contract and permanent recruitment.

Please note: Where a level of experience, such as 'PQE', is indicated, please note that this is a guideline only and represents the amount of time we would usually expect a candidate to accumulate the requisite level of experience. This does not preclude applications from candidates with more or less experience

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Jameson Legal is a multi award winning international consultancy specialising in the recruitment of lawyers and legal personnel. Our clients include many of the leading international law firms as well as the in-house legal departments of major private companies and publicly listed multi-nationals. 

We have dedicated teams of specialist consultants focusing on:

- Local and international private practice recruitment;

- Local and international in-house recruitment;

- Partner and General/Regional Counsel level recruitment and search.

Jameson Contract Solutions ("JCS"​) is part of Jameson Legal and provides lawyers to work on an interim basis. Through our existing network we can provide clients with a selection of the very best lawyers on the market. These lawyers are carefully vetted to ensure that they are of the highest standard. They are ready to work both nationally and internationally.

Jameson Legal Tech is an innovative new service, where we are working with pioneering legal tech and venture capital companies to expand into new markets. Our initial partnership with App4Legal - Legal Practice Management Software is a ground breaking development for Jameson Legal, giving our clients and candidates the opportunity to employ a "best in breed" legal technology.

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