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Senior Solicitor – Real Estate

Reference: 21561

Location

Belfast, County Antrim

Salary

Competitive

Job Type

Permanent

Date Posted

20 February, 2024

About the Firm: Our client is a leading law firm renowned for its excellence in Real Estate, consistently ranked at the highest level. With a focus on delivering unparalleled legal services, the firm handles complex and high-profile real estate transactions.

Position Overview: We are currently seeking an experienced Senior Solicitor specialising in Real Estate to join the dynamic Real Estate team. The successful candidate will play a crucial role in supporting the delivery of real estate transactions, asset management, and due diligence projects. This is a unique opportunity to work collaboratively with the London team, servicing major clients, and contributing to the growth of the Real Estate practice.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Manage and lead real estate transactions, acting as the primary solicitor where appropriate.
  • Delegate tasks to and provide feedback to junior team members, including Solicitors, Trainees and paralegals.
  • Strengthen and manage client relationships by anticipating needs, providing updates on progress, and ensuring prompt responses.
  • Collaborate with the senior leadership team to contribute to the strategic development of the Real Estate practice.
  • Comply with risk requirements, firm policies, and relevant professional responsibilities, contributing to billing, engagement, and client acceptance processes.
  • Liaise with clients and teams, fostering effective communication on fee-earning projects and other initiatives.

Skills and Qualifications:

  • Qualified solicitor in England and Wales or Northern Ireland. Republic of Ireland or other common law jurisdictions will be considered.
  • c4 years’ relevant PQE with a proven track record in real estate.
  • Strong legal skills, including drafting, negotiation, and project management.
  • Foundation-level people management and business development skills.
  • Familiarity with legal technology tools, such as artificial intelligence tools for due diligence.
  • Understanding of law firm profitability and ability to contribute to cost management and budgeting.

Opportunities and Benefits:

  • Opportunity for international travel (not a pre-requisite).
  • Collaboration with a top-tier Real Estate practice.
  • Involvement in high-profile and complex transactions.
  • Competitive salary and benefits package.

 

 

 

Next Steps:
Please submit your application or speak to a specialist consultant from the Abacus team on 0044 (0) 28 9031 3157 for a confidential discussion.
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