Depending on experience
You will be responsible for development land transactions from start to finish. When instructed to acquire a site with planning permission for example, you will handle the site acquisition in all aspects from taking instructions, walking the site, advising the client, agreeing the transaction documents, title due diligence, funding and legal completion.
You will then have the opportunity to handle any affordable housing disposal, infrastructure agreements and general site set up should you wish to. You’ll also be there to assist and supervise the Plot Sales Conveyancers at times on any technical matters.
You will have a diverse caseload and will be the lead lawyer handling Option Agreements Promotion Agreements, Strategic Land assembly, Conditional Sale Agreements, unconditional sales and purchases, Planning Agreements, Affordable Housing disposals, Infrastructure Agreements and more.
We very much work as a team and whilst you will be the lead lawyer, Andrew Given, the Head of Team, and the other specialists, will always be on hand to support and assist if needed but in no way is there any micromanagement and you will be trusted to be confident, decisive and independent.
The team works within a collaborative and engaging environment and is keen to ensure a healthy work life balance whilst still fostering an atmosphere of ambition and excellence. The team is now handling sites generating 250 plus plot sales per year and this is expanding year on year.
Due to expansion we are looking to recruit two lawyers to the team.
The team acts for a significant number of private Housebuilders, Land Promoters and Landowners on a varied range of high value housebuilding projects from bespoke two-five home sites to mid range 20-200 units to 1000+ unit strategic land projects. These are high value and varied projects on your doorstep and further afield.
The team also works on a number of bespoke commercial development transactions each year and given the balanced mix of Housebuilder and Landowner work, it has a mixed caseload not found at most other firms.
Our Land and Development team forms part of our Housebuilding and Land Development Sector which offers high quality legal services to Housebuilders, Developers and Landowners throughout the West Country and beyond.
Due to its success, the team, along with the rest of the Sector and the firm’s Real Estate and Corporate lawyers, moved to new office premises on the outskirts of Chippenham in 2020 to enable it to continue to progress and expand. The new premises are less than a mile from the train station which is on the Bristol to Paddington mainline and only three miles from Junction 17 of the M4.
This is your chance to join a team which is growing rapidly with an ever increasing reputation as one of the leading law firms in the Housebuilding sector in the south west.
We are looking for individuals who have the ability to work within, and the aspiration to help develop, a niche team.
You must be professional and dedicated to the practice area, with experience of the house building sector. Ambition, drive and a desire to excel are essential.
We carefully chose our values as a firm to ensure they reflect the way we conduct our work, both internally and externally. We embrace 5 core values; Trust, Teamwork, Excellence, Accountability, and Engagement. We reflect these in all areas of our practice, in particular, in our personal and dedicated service to each and every client. By embedding these values into our culture our clients recognise us as trusted advisors.
Our commitment to our clients and hard work over the years is reflected in the ‘Leading Firm‘ ranking that we have achieved for consecutive years from the prestigious Chambers & Partners, and Legal 500 directories. As a firm, we intend to continue to dedicate ourselves to our values in the pursuit of trusted advisor status.
Our mission is to provide excellent, trusted and truly personal legal services. How we do this is simple – we are committed to our clients, our people and our communities.
Whether you require legal services for you, your family or your business, you can rest assured that with over forty lawyers at seven easy-to-reach high street locations, you will receive high quality legal advice, tailored to meet your needs.
We are committed to ensuring that clients always receive a tailored, personalised service and we place their needs at the centre of everything we do.
The values are also qualities and attributes that we look for in our employees.
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