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Associate Solicitor (1026)

The Role

We are currently recruiting for a Solicitor/Associate with at least 2 years PQE to join our Real Estate team based in the Southampton office.

The Team

Irwin Mitchell’s Real Estate offering is looking to further grow through expansion into the larger Southampton and Crawley markets. Most of the work the team undertakes falls under four categories; Strategic Land, Regeneration/Mixed Use, Education and Property Companies. Strategic Land forms the bedrock of our practice, taking greenfield and brownfield sites right through the development process. Within this area, we anticipate further client wins this year. With regards to our Regeneration/Mixed Use work, our work includes regeneration of a town centre as well as the redevelopment of a landmark site in Lewes into affordable and private housing, a health hub, affordable workspaces, and flood walls. Rather more niche is our specialism within the education sector using our expertise in EU procurement rules, the national regulatory framework and charity law. We also pride ourselves on our work with property companies, extends across pre-letting and forward funds/funding work, to general investment and  asset management work.

In all four areas, we work with leading promoters and developers as well as well-respected educational institutions. 

The Role

You will be joining a team with long-standing experience and expertise and as such there is the opportunity to both learn from the best whilst also having the opportunity to play a key part in the firm’s wider IM 2022 strategy. Using your experience within the areas of housing, residential, strategic land and regeneration, you will work to develop Irwin Mitchell’s reach into other areas of Real Estate. The focus of your role will be to work as part of the development team to target three specialist sub-sectors; build to rent, student accommodation and retirement living, in order to expand the team’s practice areas beyond its already strong base.

Your ability to communicate is key and you must be a committed team player. Given the nature of the role, you must have a demonstrable interest in business development and client relationship management, although a following is not required. As you are working on implementing the firm’s IM2022 strategy, you will be innovative, ambitious and self-motivated in order to drive continuous improvement.

The Benefits

In addition to your basic salary we have a competitive benefits package including pension, critical illness cover, health cash plan, death in service, discounted legal services, 25 days hols (this increases with length of service), discounted online shopping, discounted gym memberships and season ticket loans.

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.

The background checks made 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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Brunel House, 21 Brunswick Place, Southampton, Hampshire, United Kingdom, S015 2AQ
  • Business Area:
    Business Legal Services
  • Team:
    Real Estate
  • Working Hours:
    Full Time
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