Solicitor / Associate – Real Estate (National Occupier Team) – Belfast/Virtual

Practice Group: Real Estate

Location: Belfast

Contract Type: Permanent – full time

Solicitor / Associate – Real Estate (National Occupier Team) – Belfast/Virtual

Solicitor / Associate – Real Estate (National Occupier Team) – Belfast/Virtual

DWF (Northern Ireland) LLP is now seeking to recruit a Solicitor / Associate (2-5PQE+) (dual qualified in either Northern Ireland/England & Wales, Northern Ireland/Republic of Ireland or Republic of Ireland/England &Wales) to join the Real Estate National Occupier team, based primarily in the Belfast office.

Our Real Estate Practice Group deals with all aspects of real estate legal issues, including high-value acquisitions and disposals, portfolio management, development (including regeneration projects) and the creation and treatment of all kinds of investments. We act for landowners, occupiers, developers, funders, contractors and professionals across the sector. We also work with landlords and tenants within the institutional, telecoms, corporate, retail and public sectors – including education and local government.

The Solicitor / Associate we are looking to recruit will form part of the National Occupier Team and will predominantly act for corporate occupiers in the retail, hospitality and professional services sector. DWF acts for many household names in the retail and hospitality sector, in particular, all of whom have ambitious acquisition plans and portfolios to manage. The role is fast-paced and rewarding and candidates will be joining an energetic and forward-thinking team.

We are seeking applications from candidates who have relevant experience in leasehold acquisitions and portfolio management. Candidates should also have confidence in negotiating agreements for leases and other associated property documents, re-gearing, undertaking complex title investigations and reporting.

Solid landlord and tenant experience as well as experience of corporate support work and certificates of title are a requirement in this role.

Candidates should be able to demonstrate a drive to succeed and an enthusiasm to engage with clients. It is important that the successful candidate has the ability to work as part of a team in addition to being confident working under their own initiative. Dual qualification is not required.

If you want to build an exciting future with one of Europe's most innovative legal businesses, apply below as we're interested in hearing from you and discuss your future career at DWF.

Feel free to visit our website or contact our recruitment team on recruitment.enquiries@dwf.law for further details about this vacancy or DWF in general.

Benefits package and flexible working:

We want you to feel valued and rewarded by your time at DWF. We understand the importance of offering you a reward package that goes beyond simply salary. That’s why, when you join DWF, you’ll be given a choice. You can pick from a range of benefits, allowing you to build a package that suits your needs and lifestyle, as well as those of your family. In addition to our standard benefits (medical insurance, life insurance, pension and 25 days annual leave), we offer flexible benefits which include season ticket loans, gym memberships, health assessments, cycle to work, retail vouchers and a buy as you earn share scheme. You will also have access to additional wellbeing programs such as an online GP and an Employee Assistance Programme.

We welcome applications from people looking for a flexible or [partly] agile role. We are happy to explore your preferred working patterns as part of your application.

About DWF

DWF is a leading global provider of integrated legal and business services, operating across eight key sectors in over 30 global locations with over 4,000 people. Our purpose is to deliver positive outcomes with our colleagues, clients and communities. The legal market has changed profoundly in the last decade and the speed of change continues to increase. There is a clear and growing desire for legal services to be delivered in an easier and more efficient way. So we’ve listened to our clients and designed a range of services to meet these needs. Our vision is to deliver integrated legal and business services on a global scale through our three offerings; Legal Advisory, Mindcrest and Connected Services. Our ability to seamlessly combine any number of these services to deliver bespoke solutions for our clients is our key differentiator. This Integrated Legal Management approach delivers greater operational efficiency, price certainty and transparency for our clients. Without compromising on quality or service.

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