Real Estate Development Associate/Senior Associate (no agencies)

Term: Permanent
Department: Real Estate
Location: Birmingham
The Team

The Real Estate team in Birmingham advise on and project manage some of the UK’s most significant regeneration and redevelopment schemes, working for a range of leading residential and commercial developers and investors, landowners and occupiers.

The world renowned Cambridge Biomedical Campus is a typical example of the projects they are involved in. Acting from the outset taking Options and investigation title, advising though out the process of securing planning permission, granting leases to occupiers, negotiating the build contracts, funding the build and  ultimately selling the investment – the full development life cycle.

  • Assisting partners with all aspects of real estate development transactions.
  • Acquisitions of land by way of option, conditional and unconditional contract and completion of development agreements.
  • The management of individual properties and property portfolios, including the granting of leases and licences, lease renewals and rent reviews for a range of major national and international investors
  • Acting on new lettings to tenants including agreements for lease with works.
  • Assisting on large scale portfolio transactions and refinancings including dealing with certificates of title;
  • High levels of client contact and client liaison responsibilities;
Key Skills & Experience
  • Qualified lawyer with good experience in real estate acquisitions, disposals and L&T.
  • Relevant ‘hands-on’ work experience and client management skills
  • Good knowledge of English Land Law and Landlord and Tenant Law.
  • Previous experience of acting for developer or investor clients would be an advantage
  • Strong interpersonal skills and sound time/case management skills
  • Strong academic record.

The Firm

Fieldfisher is a European law firm with market leading practices in many of the world's most dynamic sectors. We are an exciting, forward-thinking organisation with a particular focus on the major regeneration and development projects, technology energy & natural resources and life sciences.

Our growing European network of offices supports an international client base alongside our Silicon Valley and China colleagues. We also work in a number of other jurisdictions through dedicated country teams.

Among our clients we count major international real estate development and investment funds, national house builders, student accommodation providers and multinational occupiers.

Clients choose to work with us because we deliver commercial, pragmatic and innovative solutions through our exceptional legal expertise and experience, on time and on budget.

Our network has more than 1000 people working across 20 offices providing highly commercial advice based on an in-depth understanding of our clients' needs.

We operate across our offices in Amsterdam, Beijing, Belfast, Birmingham, Bologna, Brussels, Dublin, Düsseldorf, Frankfurt, Hamburg, London, Luxembourg, Manchester, Munich, Milan, Paris, Rome, Shanghai, Turin, Venice and Silicon Valley.

Fieldfisher was ranked in The Times Best Law Firms 2021 for the third year in a row.  The ranking, based on recommendations from peers, is an endorsement of the firm's client focus and legal expertise.

Fieldfisher aims to ensure equality of opportunity and we are actively working towards improving the diversity of our staff.  All applications will only be considered on merit and the applicant's suitability to meet the requirements of the role.