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Solicitor/Associate – Commercial Property – Bristol or Taunton

Vacancy details

We have an exciting opportunity for a commercial property lawyer to join our national property division undertaking a broad range of commercial property work.

Role: Solicitor/Associate
Location: Bristol or Taunton
Hours: Full-Time
Term: Permanent
Vacancy Reference: 1237-LBL

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:

Our national commercial property division has a presence in all seven of our offices and consists of approximately 90 fee earners and support staff. Nationally, we have 31 well-regarded Partners, and we are continuing to grow.

Our presence is national, and our lawyers advise at every stage of the commercial property lifecycle from first plans to asset management and disposal. We specialise in all aspects of commercial property and pride ourselves on our diverse offering. Our lawyers work with big businesses and small operators all over the world. Our expertise lie in the following sectors: Real Estate Investor and Developer, Social Housing, Housebuilder, Retail and Leisure, Telecoms, Banking and Finance, Green Energy and Real Estate Asset Management to name a few.

We are looking for an ambitious Solicitor or Associate to work with us. You will have a minimum of 1 year post qualification experience and be excited by the opportunity to be involved in all aspects of commercial property work we do. We pride ourselves on not pigeonholing our junior lawyers to ensure that you have a broad diet of work which ensures that you are engaged and are exposed to the many facets of commercial property as well as working with our talented and experienced senior associate and partner group.

This role will develop your technical and client management skills with access to challenging and varied work, working alongside highly respected senior practitioners there are real opportunities for career development as you gain expertise and build your wider skill set.
We will support and actively 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.

It is an integral part of this role that you comply with information security and all firm policies and procedures.

This role is right for you if:

This is a fantastic opportunity for the right candidate to progress their career and enjoy a challenge within a large and continually growing, fast paced division.

We would like you to have at least 1 year of post-qualification experience gained with a leading property practice.

You will be able to demonstrate a strong intellect, evidenced with a high level of academic achievement, and be someone who shows initiative, drive, and excellent organisation skills.

We expect you to be a genuine team player and a great communicator, who enjoys helping and working alongside others. You will be eager to learn, develop and hone your skills to take advantage of the opportunities for career development.

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.


If you would like to apply for this vacancy, please send us your CV and covering letter using the form below.

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