Real Estate Lawyer

  • Manchester
  • Permanent
  • £45,000 - £75,000 per annum

My client is an international law firm, highly respected throughout the industry. With new and exciting client mandates, our high performing Transactional Real Estate team is looking for a senior lawyer (4-6 years PQE upwards) to join their expanding Manchester city centre based real estate practice.

You will act for a number of ‘blue chip’ property clients, both nationally and regionally, across the full range of real estate work. The team acts for investors/landlords, tenants/occupiers, developers/’propcos’, local authorities/central government departments, infrastructure/utility companies, universities and so on throughout a range of sectors.

Given the breadth of their practice, and the size of their team, the role will suit both candidates wishing to broaden out their skill set as well as those looking to focus or specialise. Either is possible and there is a great deal of scope to tailor the client and work-type mix to the candidate.

They provide first-class, technical insight and training and are looking for an enthusiastic team member who wants to build their long-term career with them and become a well-rounded lawyer providing quality, commercial advice for our clients.


The Real Estate Group is one of the firm’s largest, comprising a team of nearly 200. In their Manchester office, the Transactional Real Estate team currently consists of 7 partners and 40+ other fee earners.

The Manchester’s Transactional Real Estate Team well thought of in the industry and has been the recipient of many highly valued awards.

The team places a high emphasis on their transactional expertise and are able to bring a commercial and business-oriented approach to a wide range of property matters.
You can expect to work on a variety of market leading deals in commercial property work including landlord and tenant, property management, sales and purchases, development and working as member of some of the firm’s principal client account teams.

You will compete with market leading real estate teams pitching for the work you will be carrying out and negotiating against these firms on the transactions you work on.

You will act for some of the foremost investors, developers and occupiers including for example Realty, Aviva, Abrdn, CBRE GI, Columbia Threadneedle, British Land, Travelodge, Asda, Primark, Caddick, Harworth, Muse, Maple Group Developments, BP, National Grid, Network Rail and various Local Authorities.

Working closely with existing clients to maintain and develop relationships, acting as a trusted advisor capable of providing timely and quality advice whilst managing expectations.

Working collaboratively as a cohesive team, to execute large-scale, high-value, client matters to the highest standard.

This is a high performing, cohesive and busy team with a strong reputation for providing associates with early levels of responsibility within a supportive and stretching environment and therefore you can expect to take a leading role on some matters.  At this stage in your career the team will take a genuine interest and support you with your development therefore offering excellent career prospects.

As a senior member of the team you will play a key role in shaping and driving the development of the team, including the supervision of junior members, and there will be plenty of opportunity for you to take on additional responsibility and advance your career.
You will be a senior lawyer (ideally with circa 4-6years or more of relevant experience) with a demonstrated track record of leading on complex, commercial real estate matters seeking a new challenge within the transactional real estate space.

Have enthusiasm, resilience, and ambition to find solutions to clients’ legal challenges and requirements.
Be experienced in engaging with internal and external stakeholders of all levels.

Adopt a consultative and thorough approach to tasks.
Maintain efficient diary and task management across a range matters, ensuring the accuracy and levels of client service expected within a high performing team.

Be confident in drafting clear and legally effective documents, which reflect the client’s instructions.

Remain calm and optimistic in time sensitive situations or under pressure.

Be enthusiastic about the development of your legal skill set and continuous learning.

Be inquisitive and want to understand our clients, their drivers and what matters to them, so that your advice has quality, imagination, and impact.

Salary on this role with be competitive subject to relevant experience with a market leading benefits package alongside and genuine scope for further progression. 

To apply for this Real Estate Lawyer role please forward your CV to or call Tracy Carlisle on 0161 9147 357 for a chat about the role.

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