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Solicitor/Associate (3626)

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 of people working together to help individuals and businesses navigate life’s ups and downs. 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.  

We’re always looking to support our colleagues in working in a way that best works for them. Please do speak to one of our Talent Acquisition Team to find out more information about our flexible working arrangements, including working from home.

We’re looking to add a talented Solicitor/Associate to our Real Estate Team, based in our Birmingham office.

Our Team

Our Birmingham Real Estate team is led by partner, Ben Acheson, and has expanded rapidly since starting up in 2015. The team deal with all manner of Commercial Real Estate work including investment and development transactions and acting for both landlords and tenants on commercial occupier work.

Examples of transactions the team have worked on include:

  • Acting for several of Persimmon Homes’ regional offices on large scale residential development projects across the country.
  • Acting for Midlands’ headquartered developers Court Collaboration, Godwin Developments, Henry Davidson Developments, A.C. Lloyd, Continental Gold, Decorum Estates and GW Padley on wide range of commercial and residential schemes across the country.
  • Acting for Birmingham headquartered Euro Property Investments and Wing Yip in advising on acquisitions, disposals, portfolio management and development projects across their substantial national portfolios.
  • Acting for specialist care home developers and operators including LNT Group and Kingsley Healthcare.
Your Role and What You'll Be Doing

This is an excellent opportunity for an ambitious individual to join a growing national team. You’ll have the chance to work closely with partners and be involved in high-profile work right from the start, working for many notable clients.

You’ll have the opportunity to participate in relevant practice development initiatives, seek to get involved with business development opportunities and keep up to date with changes in relevant law and practice.

About You
  • A solid background of advising on Real Estate matters, ideally with some experience within development matters
  • Comfortable in having regular contact with clients and intermediaries and providing commercial solutions alongside legal advice
  • A clear enthusiasm for this area of law and a commitment to securing the best outcomes for your clients

We’re proud of our values, and we’re looking for people who share them: 

  • To be pioneering with an imaginative outlook
  • To be approachable and caring
  • To be tenacious in the pursuit of our objectives
  • To be efficient in the provision of our services
  • To work with a foundation of integrity. 

If this sounds like you, we’d love to receive your application. 

Our Benefits - What We Can Offer You
  • Flexible working options - Make work fit around your life, not the other way around.
  • Up to 25 days holidays as standard - You can ‘buy’ up to 35hrs of extra holiday too
  • Generous and flexible pension schemes.
  • Volunteering days – Two days of volunteering every year for a cause of your choice   (fully paid!)
  • Westfield Health membership, offering refunds on medical services alongside our Aviva Digital GP services.

We also offer a huge number of well-being initiatives to encourage positive mental health both in and out of the workplace to make sure you’re fully supported to work the way that best suits you. We have been ranked in the Best Workplaces for Wellbeing for Large Organisations for 2023. 

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.

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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Imperial House, 31 Temple Street, Birmingham, West Midlands, United Kingdom, B2 5DB

We're proud of our values, and we're looking for people who share them

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