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Real Estate NQ (0401)

We're now on the lookout for a Lawyer to join our team in Leeds, supporting our the Real Estate practice's Residential team. 

Our Residential team is one of the largest of its kind.  We support our clients in a range of matter acting for large scale residential investment companies, retirement solutions providers and PRS investors in respect of all types of residential property transactions. Our expertise in this sector, coupled with our approach to client service means that we are rated as the premier team by both clients and the legal directories.

You'll be primarily responsible for supporting our Retirement Solutions and Residential Investment sub team on residential real estate transactions.  You'll demonstrate a sound commercial understanding and awareness, attend client meetings to promote our excellent client relationships and apply a commercial appreciation of billing and time recording. As this is a Lawyer  you'll support Associates and Partner's in the team by assisting with the supervision of other paralegals work.  

What are we looking for?

You'll either be a qualified lawyer who has had exposure to quality residential real estate work (ideally with exposure to retirement solutions and residential investment matters) during your early career or an experienced with this residential experience welcoming the challenge of a move into this specialist area.

Just as important we need to see your enthusiasm for this area of law and your understanding of the service we offer.  You'll be joining a growing, busy team where you'll play an integral part in the delivery of services to some of the UK's leading residential client's.  The work is fast paced and challenging but the team are collaborative and enjoy what they do, which makes for a positive working environment.

Who are we?

A Top 100 law firm globally and Top 20 law firm in the UK, Womble Bond Dickinson has more than 400 partners and 1,000 lawyers based across 19 US cities and seven UK cities including a significant presence in London. The firm's reach also extends to Europe where it has strategic partnerships with other law firms in Germany and France.

In the UK, Womble Bond Dickinson advises in excess of 40 FTSE 350 companies, many of the largest businesses in the country, government organisations and wealthy individuals. With a focus on eleven key sectors (Energy & Natural Resources; Financial Institutions; Healthcare;  Insurance, Manufacturing;  Real Estate; Retail and Consumer; Transport, Logistics & Infrastructure; Life Sciences & Pharmaceuticals; Technology and Private Wealth) the firm's experience allows it to build strong relationships and deliver an excellent service to clients.

What makes it great to work here?

We continually work hard to create an open culture that sets us apart from other firms. Our culture gives us much more of a human feel, emphasising that we're more than just suits!  We like and make time for each other enabling us to establish professional relationships that can often become lasting friendships. 

Through our D&I initiatives we create an environment in which difference is valued.  We have a Diversity and Inclusion Group, led by our Board Sponsor, which works with our colleague networks (we currently have an ethnic diversity, an LGBTQ+, a family network and we're in constant dialogue with our people about how we expand our networks to better support everybody).  We encourage applicants from all social backgrounds, ethnicities, disabilities, gender identities, and sexual orientations.

As signatories to the Mindful Business Charter, it's important that our people are able to maintain healthy and happy lives, both in and out of work.  We have a number of resources and initiatives designed to support health and wellbeing, including our team of dedicated mental health first aiders.  We recognise that getting the right work life balance is a priority for all of us and we're very happy to talk flexible working, full-time or part-time working patterns.

And that's not all, alongside a competitive salary you'll receive a flexible benefits package so you can pick and choose between the benefits that matter most to you.

Next steps

If this sounds like your next career move then please get in touch to find out more. No agencies please, we're an in-house recruitment team!

If this isn't the role for you (or the right time) why not connect with us on LinkedIn or follow us on Twitter and Instagram (@WBD_CareersUK) to keep up to date with all of our opportunities.  We also have a Facebook page (

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Alicia Connolly

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