Property Development Solicitor, 2-4 yrs PQE

  • TLT Solicitors
  • Manchester, UK
  • Oct 05, 2018
Full time Commercial Property / Real Estate Residential Property

Job Description

Job Introduction

We are recruiting for a Solicitor to join our Real Estate Development Team in Manchester. The team acts for a range of residential and commercial developers and corporate occupiers on all manner of property-led projects, from strategic land assembly through to funding, development, lettings and disposals. The Team also operates as the hub of the firm's development expertise, supporting a range of colleagues in a variety of projects. 


The Team has been very successful in cultivating and expanding its roster of developer clients notwithstanding the recent economic recession. As such, the recruitment of the new team member is an essential component of the Development Team's continuing success and essential to resource its further growth.


In return we will invest in you. We want you to be successful. You will manage your own caseloads ensuring your experience is varied and broad. Through our national service lines you will work with notable clients and become a sector specialist. You will receive bespoke training throughout your career ensuring you have the technical and commercial skills to build an effective and successful practice.

Role Responsibility

Once you are in the role of Solicitor you will deliver the following:

  • Work with strategic land assembly for development projects, for example by use of options and promotion agreements as well as purchase contracts
  • The acquisition and disposal of development sites
  • Drafting and negotiating: - development agreements, developer and land-owner consortium agreements, planning conditional acquisitions and disposals, dealing constructively and creatively with overage / clawback scenarios
  • Deal with a wide range of funding arrangements, from joint-ventures to forward funding and forward sale agreements, set-up of commercial and residential development schemes for lettings and investment sales, commercial lettings (acting for the developer/landlord)
  • Support and supervise as required for plot-sales


The Ideal Candidate

Our employees are talented people, distinguished by technical excellence, with a willingness to embrace team working and a passion for client service. You will be able to demonstrate a similar supportive, flexible and driven ethos and will have accumulated the following experience and skills:

  • A qualified solicitor with experience of 2 - 4 years PQE from a National or City firm.
  • The successful applicant will need to demonstrate solid academics and a genuine interest in property development. Experience in freehold and leasehold site acquisitions and disposals,including title investigation, reporting on title, drafting and negotiating transaction documents will be desirable.
  • Good training will be supplied and previous experience of property development is preferred but not essential.
  • An attention to detail and good organisational skills are important skills we would look for.
  • We value a strong team ethos and a desire to support colleagues and our clients.

TLT is committed to creating a diverse working environment and encourages applications from all suitably qualified people, regardless of any of the characteristics protected by the laws in the locations in which we operate. We welcome applications from people with disabilities and as a Disability Confident Employer, we are committed to providing reasonable adjustments, where necessary, to make interviews and jobs more accessible. Should you have any difficulty during the recruitment process, require any reasonable adjustments or an application to Access to work please contact the recruitment team on Or if you prefer our dedicated Diversity and Corporate Responsibility Advisor, Tanya Williams on

Package Description

We value our employees highly and we want you to feel valued. You will receive a competitive basic salary with an annual pay review.  As a fee earner if you exceed your targets you will receive a generous annual bonus. You will also have access to an extensive range of benefits via our flexible benefits scheme including 25 days holiday (which will increase to 30 days based upon length of service) and private medical insurance.

About the Firm

We’re an ambitious UK law firm built around the needs of our high profile clients. With over 1000 employees and 100 partners across our six UK offices, we’ve grown considerably in the last three years – and so have our revenues. Open-minded? Definitively. Forward-focused? Absolutely. An energetic firm with an entrepreneurial, collaborative culture, we’re always looking to recruit highly talented individuals with the drive to succeed. So if you’re dynamic, determined and looking for a firm where you can develop your skills, join us and we’ll give you everything you need to thrive.