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Solicitor – Real Estate

Reference: 19437


Belfast, County Antrim



Job Type


Date Posted

23 March, 2023


The opportunity

Our award client has a fantastic real estate team and a reputation for executing the largest and most complex real estate deals with accuracy and at speed. They provide advice on all aspects of general commercial property including investment, restructuring, development, acquisitions, disposals, corporate occupiers, PPP, corporate support work and real estate finance. The group also has first-class standalone planning, dispute resolution and construction practices.

The team provides innovative solutions and pricing options for delivering broader and more cost effective services to our clients without compromising on quality and working as an integrated part of the global real estate practice.

Main areas covered:

Non-contentious: mergers and acquisitions| disposals | investment | development | leasing | joint ventures | large-scale regeneration | infrastructure and energy development projects | real estate financings and restructurings | pre-letting

Contentious: all aspects of dispute resolution, including arbitration, mediation, Lands Tribunal or inquiry procedures| landlord and tenant disputes, including rent review, business lease renewals, dilapidations and service charges | development related disputes, including rights to light, contested site assembly, transaction disputes and professional negligence claims | property related insolvency issues

The Role

Solicitors will work as part of the legal team, working closely with the Managers Legal, Senior Solicitors, Trainees and Legal Analysts.

Solicitors play a proactive role in the delivery of project based matters working closely with Senior Solicitors, Trainees or Legal Analysts dealing with complex due diligence, for example preparation of certificates of title and/or lease reporting in connection with portfolio disposals, acquisitions or refinancing, or generally as otherwise directed by the Senior Solicitors or Manager Legal.

In addition Solicitors will manage their own fee earning caseload, receiving instructions from and liaising directly with clients on day to day asset management transactions.

Solicitors are key to our delivery of the highest standards of client service and may have to work into the evening from time to time (sometimes frequently for project management milestones or if deadlines approach). Commitment to the goals of the business and to our clients is expected.

This role will require the successful candidate to demonstrate their legal knowledge, skills and a “can do” approach and – if appropriate, in specific circumstances – a willingness to lend a hand to other practice areas in the office if time permits.


Skills, experience and qualifications



  • Qualified solicitor or barrister in England and Wales or Northern Ireland, but Republic of Ireland or other common law jurisdictions will be considered. (If not qualified in England and Wales then willing to complete process to requalify as such, if required.)
  • 1 + year’s PQE in Real Estate.




  • Experience working in a commercial legal environment, ideally a private practice law firm.
  • Knowledge and experience of legal work for the relevant practice group, for example large scale document review, with the ability to project manage the process from instruction to completion


If this is of interest or you would like to know more information call Alex on 02890 313157

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. We aim to respond to all inquiries within 4 business hours.
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