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Agriculture, Estates & Rural Property Associate

JMC Legal Recruitment
England, Tyne and Wear, Newcastle upon Tyne
£55000 - £75000 per annum
Closing date
16 Jun 2022

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Full time
4 years, 5 years, 6 years, 7 years+
Private practice
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Ready to take ownership of household Agriculture & Estates work at the forefront of an ambitious and growing team? This leading independent firm offer the opportunity to drive responsibility in their L500 department and contribute towards their continuing success.

The Firm:

Despite housing only a single office in the UK, this independent firm has become widely recognised as a national legal heavyweight. Their exemplary reputation is regularly acknowledged by the Legal 500, with over 15 Top Tier departments in the North East.

As a commercial law firm, they have grown an entirely diverse and impressive client base, varying from small businesses through to international corporates and FTSE100 companies. Yet, their independence has actually enabled lawyers to deliver a truly personable approach, hard to come by with its competitors.

But their amiable personality doesn't stop there. The firm are pioneers for their employee-focused approach. Here, they strive to invest time in supporting, training and developing each lawyer at all levels. Moreover, they boast a close-knit, collaborative community across the departments, with fun social and sporting events regularly taking place. This is reinforced by the hybrid working schedule that allows colleagues to work as little as 1-2 days a week in the office, facilitating a truly pleasant work/life balance.

Here, you will be given the platform to demonstrate your abilities at the highest level and with strong prospects to progress towards partnership.

The Role:

This is a highly rewarding opportunity for an Agriculture, Estates and Rural Property Associate to join the firm's vibrant office in Newcastle.

The L500 Agriculture team are led by a group of talented partners, recognised as leaders in their field, who possess key specialist knowledge across the agriculture & rural field. With clients varying from HNW Estates to private individuals, the work is broad and usually high profile.

You will manage a diverse caseload, including selling, buying, letting rural property; easements and rights of way; agricultural tenancies, including successions; minerals ownership, including title, registration and trespass issues; working mines and minerals; estate management work; first registrations; sporting rights (shooting and fishing); rural property secured lending; renewable energy and energy storage schemes such as options and leases for solar farms.

You will also mentor junior members of the agriculture team and offer constructive training to support their development.

You can expect to receive a high level of support and significant investment in your professional development. You will be working alongside respected Lawyers, who will give you the platform to further expand your agriculture network.


  • You will be a qualified Agriculture, Estates & Rural Property Solicitor with 4-9 years PQE
  • You will have strong business development capabilities
  • You will have first-class communication and an entrepreneurial flair


  • Competitive salary above the market rate
  • Lucrative benefits package

This is a standout opportunity for an Agriculture, Estates & Rural Property Associate to join the team's dynamic office in Newcastle.

Apply now for immediate consideration, or feel free to give me a call for a confidential conversation.


JMC Legal Recruitment are a National legal recruitment agency with offices in London, Bristol and New York. Working with Top law firms, a refreshing approach.

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