Associate - Social Housing & Residential Development
Birketts LLP
Norwich, Great Britain
13d ago

The firm

Birketts is a full service, top 100 UK law firm, operating in Cambridge, Chelmsford, Ipswich, Norwich and the surrounding areas.

With a rich heritage spanning over 150 years we’ve built an enviable track record advising businesses, institutions and individuals in the UK and internationally.

Throughout our history our ethos has remained simple : we provide clear legal advice and value and insight to our clients.

We set out to truly understand our clients’ needs and help realise their ambitions.

We believe that through this approach and a combination of technical excellence and high quality service we can develop long-

lasting partnerships and become our clients' solicitor of choice.

The department

Forming part of the wider Commercial Property team, our Residential Development team offers a full service to private house builders and housing associations in the areas of commercial property and commercial and residential development law.

The team acts for a broad range of national and regional house builders, RP’s, local authorities and funders on a wide range of issues affecting the house building and social housing sectors.

Purpose of job

A vacancy has arisen in the team to provide development and related services to Housing associations, housebuilders and private developers.

Playing an important part in this team you will be responsible for :

  • Acquisitions of housing and mixed use development sites for Housing Associations and housebuilders
  • Acquisitions of "s.106 sites for Housing Associations from private housebuilders
  • Affordable housing disposals for housebuilders
  • Commercial Property law (e.g granting, assignment and surrender of leases of commercial property)
  • Site set ups for shared ownership and open market disposals
  • Nominations Agreements
  • The candidate

    The ideal candidate will be a qualified Solicitor (or Legal Executive) of 3-5 years PQE with experience in all aspects of Housing Association & Housing Development and related regulations.

    Although applications will be considered from candidates with wider commercial property experience who have an interest in residential development work and full support and training will be given.

    You will have the ability to hit the ground running with a busy caseload, with case management systems. The ability to work as part of a dedicated team is essential

    Initially the role will be to assist the team with maternity cover, but the role is permanent to meet projected growth in levels of work within the team.

    All candidates will need excellent time management, organisational, communication and IT skills. The ability to work under pressure to deadlines is also essential.

    The nature and seniority of the role is such that the successful applicant will need to be flexible and may have to work extra hours in order to manage the requirements of individual clients.

    Equal opportunities

    We are committed to recruiting individuals on merits of suitability for each role, on the basis of qualifications and experience.

    All applications are treated fairly and equally regardless of sexual orientation, race, disability, religious beliefs and any other protected characteristic, ensuring that there are equal opportunities at all stages of the recruitment process.

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