Job Title Real Estate Associate Closing Date 30-Sep-2022 Position Full Time - Permanent Business Entity Gateley Legal Department Real Estate Location Birmingham - United Kingdom Job Type Experienced Hire Description Gateley is a legal and professional services group, with over 580 professional advisers. We support more than 5,700 active clients, ranging from FTSE 100 companies to private individuals, in the UK and beyond. We proudly won 'UK Law Firm of the Year' at The British Legal Awards 2019 and most recently 'Property Law Firm of the Year' at the 2021 Surrey Property Awards. We are forward thinking and straight talking, our approach is to find solutions to the problems that our clients face. The Team Our national Real Estate team has an outstanding reputation for its technical and commercial expertise across all disciplines, including commercial development, commercial investment, mixed-use development, landlord and tenant, retail and leisure, finance, real estate litigation, planning and environmental. The Team also supports Gateley Legal's corporate, banking and restructuring teams who act for a wide variety of corporate clients and banks as well as national insolvency practices. It also works hand in glove with our non-legal property businesses; Gateley Capitus, Gateley Hamer and Gateley Vinden, which give us a unique market advantage with property investment and development clients. The Role Gateley have a fantastic opening for a Real Estate Associate to join its Birmingham office. This is a rare opportunity to be mentored and work closely with Real Estate Partners; Ray Simpson, Richard Pettifor and Chris Adams, as well as colleagues across the Real Estate Unit. This is a hands-on role and you will advise a variety of Midlands and London based commercial property developers specialising in the logistics, high rise residential and retail and leisure sectors. Projects have included the acquisition, funding, development and disposal of land across a variety of sectors. The team also advises on general real estate management issues. This is a great chance to develop your legal career as a real estate specialist working with household name residential developers and other clients across the Midlands. At Gateley we will encourage you to take advantage of the wide range of training and guidance available to specialists in real estate law. The role will ideally be based in our Birmingham office. The working pattern offers flexibility and will accommodate an agile mix of office and home-based working. Key Skills & Experience This opportunity is open to a solicitor operating at associate level with between 4 - 7 years' PQE real estate experience. The ideal candidate will have a real passion for the law and solid experience in real estate development work, experience in managing either logistics or high-rise residential transactions (or a mix of both) would be highly advantageous. We will also consider candidates with a broad and general real estate background. Candidates will also have the following: Ideally between 4 - 7 years' PQE level experience advising on real estate matters. Ambition to continue to build and grow a network of clients within professional services. Excellent inter-personal skills and a confident manner in engaging with clients and colleagues. A strong team work ethic and the ability to work effectively under pressure. Drive, commitment, self-motivation and a "can do" attitude. The ability to exercise discretion and professionalism at all times. Exceptional attention to detail. What we offer in return We are forward thinking and progressive. We will give training, support, coaching and feedback and offer great development and progression opportunities. We offer a competitive remuneration package where you'll be rewarded for your individual performance with an opportunity to receive an annual bonus. In addition, we have a wide range of learning and development opportunities to develop new skills and progress your career and our My Flex comprehensive Total Rewards package includes options covering annual leave (and the benefit of purchasing extra days), cycle to work, critical illness benefit, employee assistance programme and group personal pension. With Perks At Work you can select a host of retail benefits that suit your needs alongside a Community Online Academy, with free courses covering fitness to coding to languages and dance. We are Gateley We are forward thinking and straight talking. Our approach is to find solutions to the problems that our clients face. Gateley is a legal and professional services group and are formidable experts in all areas of law and business. Passionate problem solvers, we get our kicks from finding the right answers and getting our legal and business clients where they need to be. We support more than 5,700 active clients, ranging from FTSE 100 companies to private individuals, in the UK and beyond. Being part of Gateley is not just about the expertise that you bring; it's about attitude too. Diversity, inclusion and well being Diversity, inclusion and well-being is an important part of Gateley's culture and values. We recruit talented people from a diverse range of backgrounds and cultures, providing equal opportunities for all to join our team regardless of age, sex, race, sexual orientation, disability, or culture. We create an exciting and rewarding place to work that aims to fulfil everyone's potential and together to achieve personal and business goals. We offer flexible working patterns to help our staff achieve a good work/ life balance and we encourage candidates seeking flexibility in their next role to apply for any of our vacancies. We are proud to have been recognised by The Law Society as gold standard for our Diversity and Inclusion Charter and to be Stonewall Diversity Champions. Additional Information If you are successful in receiving an offer of a role with our company a variety of pre-employment screening checks will be completed. Our screening checks can include but are not limited to your eligibility to work, professional and academic qualifications, any criminal records, your financial stability and references from previous employers. The screening that takes place will be relevant to your role and will vary from role to role.