Property Litigation, 3-4 yrs PQE, Milton Keynes

  • Dentons
  • Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
  • Sep 19, 2017
Full time Property Litigation

Job Description


Term: Permanent Working hours: Full-time  Practice group:  Real Estate  Location:  Milton Keynes 


The department 

No matter where our clients are in today’s competitive real estate market, advice with a global perspective is indispensable. Our clients need a team by their side to navigate this rapidly changing legal environment that’s often complicated by multijurisdictional issues. Whether they are an investor, lender, developer, landowner or tenant, a buyer or seller of real estate, they know the challenges of this market—and want experienced counsel from people who understand all their real estate needs.

At Dentons, we bring strong, established local, regional and global experience and know-how to help our clients succeed in all their real estate ventures and projects. With over 500 real estate lawyers and our commitment to an integrated approach, we give clients the comfort of a global presence with a deep understanding of the local real estate terrain. Because opportunities don’t wait, we anticipate trends and react with speed and certainty on client's behalf, collaborating with them every step of the way.

Whether our clients need expertise in real estate leasing, project finance, acquisition and disposition, development, construction, or investment, or they need the services of astute counsel to resolve a real estate dispute, our team of committed, respected professionals across the globe is keen to help our clients succeed. Where their needs extend beyond real estate, Dentons offers a panoply of legal expertise and services worldwide in all business-related areas, including: insolvency and debt restructuring, environmental and regulatory compliance, corporate structuring, taxation, and cross-border matters, to name but a few.

Purpose of role

Our Property Litigation team is looking for an Associate with good experience of working on all types of property litigation and advisory matters, with strong experience in commercial landlord and tenant, and the Landlord and Tenant Act 1954 in particular, as well as real property, development issues (including overage and third party rights), insolvency and enforcement and high end residential.

We work with major blue chip clients and undertake high quality work befitting of a global law firm.

The team acts for many recognised names, including national retailers, landlords, banks, investors, developers, and significant public sector bodies. These clients expect excellent levels of advice and service.


Mixed case load of property litigation matters, including significant work relating to the Landlords and Tenant Act 1954. Excellent levels of client contact and responsibility is offered from day one:

  • Running own caseload and matters where appropriate
  • Working with senior members of the team on larger matters
  • Assisting large Real Estate practice in dealing with day to day issues
  • Maintaining and developing client relationships
  • Active participation in business development events and activities

Required experience, skills and attributes

  • Extensive working knowledge of the Landlord and Tenants Act 1954
  • Ideally, 3-4 PQE years' post qualification experience,however, we will consider all candidates with suitable skills and knowledge
  • Knowledge and understanding of contentious and advisory work, obtained through work experience in a contentious environment
  • Good academics with a minimum of 2:1 first degree.
  • Experience of working to the highest standards, either in a City or top tier regional firm
  • Experience of the civil litigation process
  • Ability to monitor, manage, control and implement a heavy caseload with numerous deadlines
  • Willingness to develop areas of expertise
  • Excellent organisational and communication skills
  • Enthusiasm for real estate litigation and the real estate industry

Language Capabilities

We are a truly global law firm and as such, always welcome hearing from those with foreign language capabilities. In light of our recent combination, Mandarin language fluency would be particularly advantageous given that China is now core to our strategy.