Real Estate Solicitor (No agencies)

Term: Permanent
Department: Real Estate Transactional
Location: Manchester
The Team

The Real Estate transactional team deal with some of Manchester and the North West's largest and most high-profile deals acting for:- commercial property developers, investors and funders; residential development and investment companies; property companies and major occupiers across a number of sectors.

The department in Manchester is a dynamic and growing team.  Our fee income has increased by 250% in the last three years.  We have been shortlisted as North West Real Estate Law Firm of the Year.  We have recruited at all levels from Associate Solicitor to Partner, and we are now looking to recruit a Junior Solicitor to join and work with that growing and successful team. 

  • Assisting partners and senior colleagues with all aspects of the department's real estate, development and investment transactions.
  • The management of individual properties and/or property portfolios, including the granting of leases and licences, lease renewals and rent reviews for a range of good quality institutional investors and corporate occupiers.
  • Acting on new lettings for tenants including agreements for lease with works for retail tenants.
  • Assisting on large scale sales and purchases portfolio transactions including dealing with certificates of title.
  • High levels of client contact and client liaison responsibilities.
  • Assisting on due diligence for developments and for financing and Corporate transactions.
Key Skills & Experience
  • Qualified solicitor with 1-2 years post qualification experience in real estate transactional matters.
  • 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 investor clients and/or occupiers on Landlord and Tenant matters would be an advantage.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and sound time/case management skills.
  • Positive mind-set and capable of working well with colleagues at all levels.


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 technologyfinance & financial services, energy & natural resourceslife sciences and media.

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 social media sites and high street coffee chains as well as pharmaceutical, life sciences and medical devices companies, energy suppliers, banks and technology leaders.

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 1,550 people working across 25 offices providing highly commercial advice based on an in-depth understanding of our clients' needs.

We operate across our offices in Belgium, China, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Spain, United Kingdom and United States.

In June 2019, Fieldfisher was awarded a 5 star ranking for client service by The Legal 500.  It was one of only five firms in the top 25 list of UK-headquartered firms to receive 5 stars based on client feedback.

Please note 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.