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Associate/Senior Associate – Commercial Property – Taunton

Vacancy details

Our commercial property team in Taunton comprises part of a much wider (32 partner) team across all our offices.  Highly regarded in all regions, the team in Taunton is widely admired in the community, drawing high praise from peers and clients. Sources describe us as ‘very pragmatic and commercially savvy property lawyers, providing an outstanding service at all levels‘ (Legal 500). Chambers & Partners praise us for our “absolutely excellent service,” and describe the team as “exceptionally commercial and responsive, with no compromise on diligence.”

Regarded as leading advisers to the development sector, our team acts for landowners, strategic land companies, commercial developers and smaller traditional builders, as well as for many of the UK’s largest volume house builders and registered providers.  We have an unparalleled experience and understanding of the development industry, rooted in the South West region and extending nationwide.

Role: Associate/Senior Associate 
Location: Taunton
Hours: Full-Time 
Term: Permanent 
Vacancy Reference: 1040-LTN

Who we are

You’ll be joining a national law firm that enjoys a strong reputation, made possible by our exceptional people – each chosen for their industry knowledge and passion for their field. We want to help you to reach your full potential, love the work you do and deliver the best results for your clients. It’s our goal to make you feel great about working with us, and we work hard to cultivate a culture that makes it easy for you to stay with us for many years.

We work flexibly and you’ll be empowered to work where you do your best work, balancing your individual needs with the need for us to engage as teams and deliver excellent client service.

Most of our people choose to work in a hybrid fashion, working from home and attending our offices on occasion. Our offices are in Bristol, Birmingham,  Cardiff, London, Manchester, Southampton, and Taunton.

Day to day, you’ll be successful in this role by:

We are looking for an ambitious Associate or Senior Associate to work with us, handling development matters for landowners, commercial developers and house builders.

This role will focus your technical and client management skills with access to challenging and varied work, working alongside highly respected leading practitioners. There are real opportunities for career development as you gain momentum and build your client relationships.

We will support and encourage you to get involved in business development activities and become embedded into your client sectors, as well as nurturing and extending existing client relationships.

This role is right for you if:

This is a fantastic opportunity for the right candidate to rapidly progress their career and enjoy a challenge within a large and fast paced team.

If you are a qualified Associate or Senior Associate, ideally with at least 4 years of post-qualification experience gained with a leading property practice, we would very much like to hear from you.  We will consider CVs from exceptional candidates with less experience.

You will be able to demonstrate a strong intellect, evidenced with a high level of technical experience, and be someone who shows initiative, drive and excellent client management skills. Whilst this particular role is focussed within development, if you have a broad experience within commercial property but a desire to specialise within the development field then we would still be very interested in hearing from you.

We expect you to be a genuine team player and a great communicator, who enjoys working alongside others.

Experience of supervising and mentoring junior members of a team would be advantageous. You must be commercially minded, and willing to take advantage of the fantastic opportunities for career development within this team.

What we can offer you:

A career at Clarke Willmott will feel different to other law firms. We thrive on our individual differences and diversity because as a team, we are united by our shared values and mutual respect. Working with us you will feel empowered, valued and free to be yourself in a safe and supportive environment.

Our mission is to help you realise your full potential whilst maintaining a positive work-life balance. We provide a comprehensive learning and development programme and a range of wellbeing initiatives to support your career journey.

There’s no doubt we expect the best from our people and even the occasional extra mile. In return, your dedication and commitment to the continued success of the firm will be rewarded with a comprehensive range of flexible benefits.

Listen to what a few members of our team have to say about what life here at Clarke Willmott is really like, to see if it’s the right fit for you.


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