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Associate/Senior Associate - Property Litigation (4072)

We’re a national law firm with a local reach. Our philosophy is ‘Expert Hand, Human Touch’ – something you’ll find in the way we work with our clients and how we support our teams. But, we’re more than just a law firm – we’re a team, working together to help individuals and businesses navigate life’s ups and downs.

Whichever team you join, working here you’ll feel a part of our friendly and inclusive environment. We’ll value you for who you are and what you bring. We support each other and push boundaries to achieve incredible things, and make a real difference to our clients and communities.

The work we do has been recognised in the awards we’ve won. We’re committed to being even better, and our awards help to show we’re on the right track.

This is a superb opportunity for a Senior Associate to join our Real Estate Disputes team, you can expect to develop your knowledge and expertise working as part of a successful team in one of the UK‘s leading law firms. The position offers hybrid working from our Leeds or Sheffield office, at least 2 days per week.

Your Role and What You'll Be Doing

The team are known for their work in the Real Estate sector, specifically working on commercial and residential real estate disputes/property litigation, with a particular focus on commercial and residential landlord and tenant litigation.  They act for investors, developers, retailers and corporate occupiers managing their national property portfolios.

As a Senior Assoicate in our Real Estate Disputes team, you will support the Partners with the continued development and growth of this successful team. You’ll have the opportunity to lead on high value and complex cases which include; asset management for investors, one off contractual dispute for developers, working in collaboration with the insolvency team, advising on option disputes, lease renewals, dilapidations, trespass actions, etc. You will also supervise and develop the careers of the junior members of the team.

About You

We're looking for a technically sound Senior Associate who has a passion for Real Estate Disputes, our ideal candidate will have the following:

  • Qualified lawyer either via traditional SRA route or CILEX;
  • Demonstrable experience supervising more junior members of the team;
  • The ability to manage caseloads whilst maintaining attention to detail and a seamless service;
  • Demonstratable technical experience gained within Commerical Real Estate and/or Property Litigation;
  • An aptitude for business development and a passion for growing strong client and referrer relationships;

If this sounds like you and you want to join a thriving team hit the apply button below for consideration!

Our Benefits - What We Can Offer You
  • 25 days annual leave, with the opportunity to buy additional leave
  • Two fundraising days in a year to give back to the community (fully paid!)
  • Westfield Health membership, offering discounted leisure and travel and refunds on medical services

We also offer a huge number of well-being initiatives to encourage positive mental health both in and out of the workplace as well as flexible working options to ensure that you are fully supported to work the way that best suits you. Our social responsibility programme is fundamental to who we are. We’re committed to being a diverse and inclusive workplace where our colleagues can flourish. We have a range of groups to celebrate our people across sexuality, disability, age, gender and culture. 

We welcome applications from all diversity groups and backgrounds. We’re committed to enabling everyone to thrive and understanding and celebrating our differences is a key part of that. We’re proud of our work on the Disability Confident scheme, on the Race At Work Charter and as Stonewall Diversity Champions. We also have a range of networks for LGBT+, disability, generations, gender, social mobility, ethnicity, faith and culture to celebrate our people and to enable everyone to thrive.

Additional Information

As part of the Irwin Mitchell Group’s on-boarding process all successful applicants are required to complete the group’s employment screening process. This process helps to ensure that all new employees meet our standards in relation to honesty and integrity therefore protecting the interests of the Group, existing employees, clients, partners and other stakeholders.

Depending on the role you apply for we may carry out checks that will establish your eligibility to work in the UK, and criminal record check and financial checks ­with a credit reference agency will also be undertaken.

The employment screening process will fully comply with Data Protection and other applicable laws.

Irwin Mitchell LLP is an equal opportunity employer.

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Riverside East, 2 Millsands, Sheffield, Yorkshire, United Kingdom, S3 8DT

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  • Sub-Department:
    Real Estate Disputes
  • Sub-Division:
  • Company:
    IM LLP
  • Working Hours:
    Full Time
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    Leeds, Sheffield
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