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Winckworth Sherwood London, UK
Oct 18, 2018
Full time
Our Real Estate team would like to hear from solicitors (5-8 yrs pqe) with real estate development experience and/or experience of working with Registered Providers of Social Housing.Our Development and Regeneration specialist lawyers have decades of experience in advising both public and private sector clients. We are at the forefront of developing innovative joint venture structures for residential and mixed use development and regeneration schemes. Our team advise on large-scale projects involving complex legal issues and commercial dynamics. The specialist experience of our team enables them to manage and anticipate the tensions that arise where public policy and business objectives meet.
Squire Patton Boggs Leeds, UK
Oct 14, 2018
Full time
Squire Patton Boggs – Speculative Application for a Paralegal Role   We support private and public sector clients across a broad range of global practice areas. We also have a preeminent Public Policy Practice with deep-rooted relationships in Washington DC, Brussels and beyond. Our firm is founded on a culture of building close working relationships with our clients and among our teams. While we continue to grow in size, we have gone to great lengths to maintain a culture of collaboration, inclusivity and mutual respect. This is something of which we are incredibly proud. As a full-service global law firm, we provide insight at the point where law, business and government meet, giving our clients a voice, supporting their ambitions and achieving successful outcomes. Our multidisciplinary team of more than 2,600 colleagues, across 47 offices in 20 countries, provides unrivaled access to expertise and invaluable connections on the ground. It is a seamless service that operates on any scale – locally, regionally, nationally or globally. It encompasses virtually every matter, jurisdiction and market. And, we place our clients at the center of that service. We combine sound legal counsel and practical problem-solving experience with deep knowledge of our clients’ businesses to resolve their legal challenges. We care passionately about the quality of our services, the success of our clients and the relationships that we forge through those successes. We take the time to understand our clients’ needs and provide them with practical advice – always with their best commercial interests in mind. If you like what you are finding out about us – and if you are interested in our firm and believe that you have the right approach, commitment and skill-set – we would love to hear from you. We encourage you to apply for any role for which you feel you are suited. Our preference is always to work with you directly, rather than through a third party, and you can rest assured that your application will always be handled professionally and in confidence. Remember, your application is the first step toward a great career with us, and we would be delighted to learn all about your experience, aspirations and why you believe we offer the right career path for you. Once you have made an application to us, your details will be reviewed carefully and we will be in touch to let you know the outcome. If you are successful, we will invite you to an interview as the next step.
Squire Patton Boggs Leeds, UK
Oct 14, 2018
Full time
Real Estate Litigation   Associate (1 - 5 PQE)   Leeds         We are looking for a solicitor with a proven track record in advising on property litigation matters (from one to five years’ experience, ideally), who can also demonstrate top class client-care skills. You will have a strong academic background and the ability to manage an interesting, complex and diverse case-load. You will be given the support to continue to develop your career and skills, working alongside a collaborative and close-knit team of five well respected fee earners. If you are keen to push your career forward in this specialist area of law, then we would like to hear from you.   Our Team   Our Real Estate Litigation team is a national practice based within our broader Litigation Practice Group. We work closely with our colleagues in Real Estate, Restructuring & Insolvency and Corporate teams and advise across a hugely diverse range of contentious property matters, ranging from handling the portfolio estate management issues for a range of national and international clients to specialist advice in often high value and complex land disputes. Our property litigation clients include retailers, charities, investors, commercial and residential developers, student accommodation providers, telecoms operators and site providers, waste management companies, airports, energy and utility companies and manufacturers.   Our Leeds team is nationally recognised. We manage a broad spectrum of property litigation matters, including all aspects of commercial landlord and tenant matters, whilst also regularly advising in easement and restrictive covenant disputes. We also have specific expertise in other areas, including residential property and student accommodation matters, Commons Act/Town and Village Greens registration cases and advising in property related judicial review cases. Finally, we have notable expertise in land compensation, and we are advising clients affected by major projects, such as HS2, Crossrail and a number of nationally significant infrastructure projects, in compensation cases. We are a genuine market leader in advising airports in relation to land compensation claims.     Our Opportunity   In addition to technical legal expertise, we are looking for someone who will be client-facing and will be delivering a high quality client service in all aspects of interactions with clients and colleagues. You will be comfortable taking responsibility for all you do, as you will be given the opportunity to take ownership of multiple projects for a broad spread of clients, with support and mentoring from more senior members of the team. You will be eager to help others to develop and progress, and happy taking on a mentoring role where appropriate. We want to see you succeed in this role, so you will be encouraged and supported to pursue business development activities and personal training and development opportunities to build your skills and practice.   You   You will be a qualified solicitor of England and Wales and have a solid background in property litigation. We envisage that you will have spent between one and five years’ working on property litigation matters, although we are of course happy to consider anyone who can demonstrate the requisite skill-set. You will be able to demonstrate and have proven experience of owning and managing multiple complex property litigation matters. Excellent interpersonal skills, together with the motivation to develop your supervisory and management skills are essential.    You will be confident, and you will relish working in a collaborative team environment with significant individual responsibilities. You will be on the way to building a strong network of your own, and will be eager to develop long-lasting relationships with existing and potential clients, intermediaries and other advisers.  
Squire Patton Boggs Leeds, UK
Oct 14, 2018
Full time
Pensions Associate 2 - 4 PQE Leeds / Manchester We are searching for an Associate (ideally 2 - 4 years’ PQE) to join our successful Pensions team in either our Leeds or Manchester office. We want to hear from individuals who have a client centric attitude and who are motivated to progress their career in an international firm. You will be given the tools to continue to develop your career, alongside a close-knit team of well-respected Partners and associates, working on a range of interesting and complex matters on a national scale. Our Team Our UK Pensions practice one of the largest and most experienced pure pension’s teams in the UK. We pride ourselves on being at the forefront of pensions developments and going the extra mile for our clients takes many forms: actively contributing to all the major UK pensions professional bodies, providing secondments to some of our major clients’ in-house pension departments, as well as to the Pensions Regulator and the Pensions Protection Fund, and constructively responding to government consultations on proposed policy changes. We continue to go from strength to strength, having recently been awarded  ‘2018 Legal 500 award for Human Resources (specialist) Firm of the Year ’ demonstrating the quality of our practice and our external recognition. From a local perspective, our Northern Pensions practice is home to 3 Partners, 1 Director, 2 Associates and 2 Professional Support Lawyers. We represent and advise trustees and private clients, specialising in a range of industries, such as; utilities, nuclear and automotive to service sectors, finance and local authorities. Our Opportunity We are looking for someone who can take responsibility from day one, advising on a range of contentious and non-contentious pension’s matters. Where appropriate, you will take ownership of multiple projects and be able to adapt your working style for a broad spread of clients. We want to see you succeed in this role so you will have plenty of opportunity to represent our firm when meeting clients and enhancing your business development skills. You You will be a qualified solicitor of England and Wales and have a solid background as a Pensions solicitor (ideally be 2 - 4 years’ PQE). You will be able to demonstrate and have proven experience of working on multiple, sometimes complex pensions matters. We are looking for someone with the drive and ability to deliver high-quality work and take initiative. You will ideally have experience in working on contentious pensions matters. You will be a confident individual, well on the way to building a strong network of your own, and will be eager to build long-lasting relationships with existing and potential clients and advisers. Ideally, you will thrive in a collaborative team environment and will work closely with our clients and other advisors so good communication skills are essential.
Squire Patton Boggs Leeds, UK
Oct 14, 2018
Full time
Associate Real Estate - Planning Leeds We’re looking for a solicitor with experience and knowledge of planning law who is interested in a move to our well-respected and friendly team in Leeds. This permanent role will allow you to get involved in many aspects of the varied work carried out by our two, Leeds-based planning partners, Richard Glover and David Hardy. You’ll be supporting them and the wider team,  focusing on providing the best possible service to our clients. We’re looking for someone with a good background in planning work, the ability to stay organised under pressure and previous experience working in a similar team.  Our Team and What We Do Our Planning Team is one of the niche practices that sits within our broader Real Estate Practice Group (which is 100 strong in the UK offices alone). In Leeds, we have a wealth of experience in all aspects of planning law, including advising clients who are commercial developers, residential and leisure developers, energy and utility companies, local authorities, retailers and football clubs. We advise a range of developers and local authorities on all aspects of proposed developments, including the need for environmental impact assessment, the form and content of applications, negotiations with local authorities and the preparation of associated legal agreements. We are instructed on major projects all around the country, including nationally significant infrastructure projects, urban regeneration schemes, mixed-use schemes, commercial, industrial, residential, retail, employment and leisure developments. Our Opportunity You will provide high quality support to our clients and internally, with an emphasis on supporting our partners in acting for clients with planning tribunal cases as well as working on non-contentious matters. You will gain valuable first-hand experience across a broad spectrum of work including litigation and strategic projects. It’s fair to say that you can expect a varied workload and no two days will be the same! This position will play a key role in supporting this busy department with tasks such as preparing bundles for tribunal cases and preparing first drafts of various legal documents. Due to the busy nature of this practice group, you will be building lasting relationships with clients and colleagues from the outset, so you must have good interpersonal skills and be eager to be a valued part of a team. We recognise hard work and commitment; and in return, we will give you the opportunity to develop and gain valuable experience of interesting and challenging matters. You Ideally, you’ll have previous experience in a  planning department; and you will demonstrate a real passion for law coupled with a commercial mind-set and a solutions- and service-driven approach. You will be used to working in a busy environment where you have to deal with multiple competing demands and tight deadlines. You must be resilient and have the ability to handle workload pressures during high productivity periods. You will have the ability to organise, communicate effectively and work on your own initiative, whilst knowing when to seek guidance and supervision. You will need to be confident and have great interpersonal skills, which will allow you to work well within this team.
Squire Patton Boggs Manchester, UK
Oct 14, 2018
Full time
Corporate Associate 3 – 7 PQE Manchester We are searching for a Solicitor, ideally 3 - 7 PQE, who has a client centric attitude and is motivated to progress their career in an international firm. You will work on a mix of domestic and cross-border transactions with an emphasis on mergers and acquisitions, corporate finance, private equity and capital market transactions. You will be given the tools to continue to develop your career, alongside a growing team of well-respected Partners and associates, working on a range of interesting and complex matters on a national scale. We offer a competitive benefits package, including an attractive pension. Our Team Our corporate solicitors advise UK and international public and private companies, including numerous Fortune 500 and FTSE 250 companies as well as financial institutions, private companies and entrepreneurs on a range of domestic and cross-border transactions. Our aim is to build long-term relationships with our clients and help them achieve their corporate objectives. The Manchester Corporate team has a large and diverse client base from large PLCs through to institutions, private equity houses and privately run companies. We are dedicated to supporting our clients as they pursue corporate transactions in a challenging and accelerating business environment. Our Opportunity Our pipeline of work is incredibly strong, so you will be joining at a great time to work on a range of high-profile, corporate matters. Our team draws on the collective experience from across the Firm enabling us to address the full range of challenges. You will be working as part of a team and in a culture that encourages and supports your personal development and growth and which we believe really stands out from the rest of the market. The role will suit an outgoing person with a commercial attitude along with a confident and proactive approach, good people skills, the ability to work as a team player and evidence of ability to network. You You will be driven and ambitious, delivering high-quality work and determined to deliver the best possible client service. You will work well individually and collaborate well in a team. Good matter management is a must, sound legal knowledge and experience of working with a range of clients will set you apart. You will be confident, motivated and eager to develop long-lasting relationships. Our associates work closely with our clients and other advisors, so good communication skills are essential.  You need to be a qualified solicitor for England and Wales, ideally with between 3 - 7 years’ PQE and substantial experience in the sector, although of course we are happy to consider anyone who meets our requirements.
Squire Patton Boggs Manchester, UK
Oct 14, 2018
Full time
Associate (0 – 5 year PQE) Environmental, Safety & Health Manchester Are you a legal professional looking to develop your career within Environmental, Safety and Health? We are looking for an Associate to join our Manchester based team, where you’ll be working on complex litigation cases, be involved with training clients, and have the opportunity to develop your marketing and business development skills by contributing to pitches, training sessions and seminar presentations. You will be driven, motivated and technically strong, with excellent academics and an inherent ability to develop relationships with clients and colleagues. In return, we will offer you progression opportunities, whilst working in a collaborative team, who are committed to helping you succeed in your career in law. You will be rewarded with a competitive salary and strong benefits package including a great pension. Our Team Our Environmental, Safety & Health (ES&H) Practice is recognised as one of the premiere ES&H practices among leading international law firms. We develop creative and sophisticated strategies and solutions to the most complex ES&H challenges faced by our clients across the globe. We have comprehensive expertise in all substantive areas of ES&H law and regulation, with experienced lawyers practicing throughout the United States, the United Kingdom, Western and Eastern Europe, Latin America and the Middle East. It is our global footprint, extensive knowledge of all substantive areas of environmental, safety and health laws across multiple jurisdictions, and decades of leading-edge experience that provides the expertise needed to handle the most challenging ES&H matters. Our Opportunity The team acts predominantly for large organisations in the Energy, Manufacturing, Waste and Service industries. You’ll be focusing on contentious environmental, regulation and compliance matters and your workload will include health and safety, environmental, food safety and hygiene, product safety and liability; and corporate crime including anti-bribery and corruption work. In addition to responding to the needs of our ES&H clients directly, we work closely with lawyers in the firm’s other practice areas to serve our clients as efficiently and comprehensively as possible. For example, we routinely work with our Corporate, Real Estate, and Restructuring & Insolvency practice groups on complex matters which require cross-practice expertise. Providing our clients with top rate service comes natural to us and you will be integral to the continuing provision of client service excellence. You’ll work alongside a supportive team ensuring you are provided with development opportunities that help you grow in your career. You We are looking for an individual with 0 - 5 PQE with a good academic background and strong interest in being an ES&H lawyer. The successful candidate will work alongside the Partners and Associates to strengthen and broaden client relationships. You will need to be confident, self-motivated individual with great people skills.
Squire Patton Boggs Manchester, UK
Oct 14, 2018
Full time
Associate, Construction 0 – 4 year PQE Manchester We are searching for an Associate (0 – 4 PQE) to be part of our growing Construction and Engineering team in Manchester. You will work on a range of complex, non-contentious, construction matters. You will be driven, motivated and technically strong, with excellent academics and an inherent ability to develop relationships with clients and colleagues. In return, we will offer you development opportunities, whilst working in a collaborative team, who are committed to helping you succeed in your career in law. You will be rewarded with a competitive salary and strong benefits package including a great pension.   Our Team   As you would expect from a firm of our profile and size, the members of our global Construction & Engineering Industry Group are leaders in our field, operating across a range of jurisdictions. From a UK perspective, we advise our clients on all aspects of their construction projects, from project inception and procurement to project lawyerin. The team advises on all standard forms of UK contracts including NEC4, JCT as well as international FIDIC and EPC contracts.  It is a busy time for our team, so what you bring in strong work ethic, you will get out in invaluable knowledge and development opportunities.   Our Opportunity Providing our clients with top rate service comes natural to us and you will be integral to the continuing provision of client service excellence. You should expect exposure to a broad range of high-quality work at junior level, and a culture that encourages leadership and involvement with the business and its clients. You’ll work alongside a supportive team, ensuring you are provided with development opportunities that help you grow in your career. This opportunity will suit an outgoing person with a commercial attitude along with a confident and proactive approach, with good people skills, ability to work as a team player and evidence of ability to network.  You We are interested in hearing from individuals from newly qualified up to four year PQE, with a good academic background and strong interest in continuing your career as a construction lawyer. The successful candidate will work alongside a wider team of Real Estate Partners and Associates to strengthen and broaden client relationships. If you are newly qualified, you may have conducted a trainee seat in construction law but whilst that is helpful that is not essential for the candidate who is self motivated to develop their own knowledge as well as a person who is prepared to go the extra mile...
Squire Patton Boggs Birmingham, UK
Oct 14, 2018
Full time
Squire Patton Boggs – Speculative Application for a Legal Role - Paralegals   We support private and public sector clients across a broad range of global practice areas. We also have a preeminent Public Policy Practice with deep-rooted relationships in Washington DC, Brussels and beyond. Our firm is founded on a culture of building close working relationships with our clients and among our teams. While we continue to grow in size, we have gone to great lengths to maintain a culture of collaboration, inclusivity and mutual respect. This is something of which we are incredibly proud. As a full-service global law firm, we provide insight at the point where law, business and government meet, giving our clients a voice, supporting their ambitions and achieving successful outcomes. Our multidisciplinary team of more than 2,600 colleagues, across 47 offices in 20 countries, provides unrivaled access to expertise and invaluable connections on the ground. It is a seamless service that operates on any scale – locally, regionally, nationally or globally. It encompasses virtually every matter, jurisdiction and market. And, we place our clients at the center of that service. We combine sound legal counsel and practical problem-solving experience with deep knowledge of our clients’ businesses to resolve their legal challenges. We care passionately about the quality of our services, the success of our clients and the relationships that we forge through those successes. We take the time to understand our clients’ needs and provide them with practical advice – always with their best commercial interests in mind. If you like what you are finding out about us – and if you are interested in a legal role with our firm and believe that you have the right approach, commitment and skill-set – we would love to hear from you. We encourage you to apply for any role for which you feel you are suited. Our preference is always to work with you directly, rather than through a third party, and you can rest assured that your application will always be handled professionally and in confidence. Remember, your application is the first step toward a great career with us, and we would be delighted to learn all about your experience, aspirations and why you believe we offer the right career path for you. Once you have made an application to us, your details will be reviewed carefully and we will be in touch to let you know the outcome. If you are successful, we will invite you to an interview as the next step.

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