• Location: Exeter
  • Reference Number: LSW5325

Our client is a City-led, international and national law firm with over 130 partners and 830 staff. With offices across the UK, providing a full-service integrated offering.

On behalf of our client, we are looking for a Real Estate Solicitor/Associate 2-5 years’ PQE to join their team. The Real Estate team advises on investment and developments across the workplace including retail, industrial, leisure and mixed-use sectors, with a strong inward investment practice. Work will include acting for property investors, listed funds, REITS, developers, occupiers and local authorities on investment and development acquisitions and disposals, property financing transactions and asset and portfolio management work.  Initially working alongside a Partner, you would be given high levels of client contact and responsibility at an early stage.

The Role:

  • Involvement in all property aspects of development and regeneration schemes
  • Undertaking a mix of property work for institutional and private investors and developers, government bodies and local authorities’ landlords including acquisitions and disposals of both investment and development sites for commercial and mixed-use schemes, asset management, and joint venture projects
  • Portfolio sales and acquisitions
  • Project management and working with other specialist teams on more complex matters
  • Complying with core competencies as appropriate to the fee earner level of qualification
  • Building and maintaining and where possible initiating effective client relationships
  • Active participation in and, where appropriate leading, marketing initiatives
  • Running own files
  • Ensuring files are managed in compliance with Lexcel procedures
  • Participating in firm-wide and departmental training sessions

Skills & Experience required:


  • Excellent technical skills and innovative approach to work
  • Proven ability to take on responsibility, manage and progress matters independently where appropriate
  • Strong client focus and service delivery
  • Ensuring files are managed in compliance with Lexcel procedures
  • Drive and enthusiasm
  • Commercial awareness
  • Credibility
  • Aptitude for business development
  • Client management experience
  • Ability to work to deadlines
  • Proven track record in origination/business development
  • Methodical, disciplined and organised
  • Team player
  • Excellent communication skills with a collaborative approach
  • Excellent academic record
  • Qualified Solicitor with 2-5 years’ post qualification experience in real estate matters

Please get in touch if you would like more information about this role or send your CV via the form below in complete confidence and we will get back to you.

Legal Southwest will never, without exception, send out your CV without your prior knowledge or consent so please be assured that we treat every application with the utmost confidentiality.

Apply for this Job

    • Please note only PDF, Word documents or simple text files are accepted. Maximum file size of 2MB.
      Drop files here or
      Accepted file types: pdf, doc, docx, rtf.