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Professional Support Lawyer (Real Estate)

Professional Support Lawyer (Real Estate) – Manchester – Permanent

We are looking to attract a Professional Support Lawyer to join the Real Estate Team at DWF, an award-winning global legal business on a permanent basis.

The Professional Support Lawyer can be based from any of our regional offices and will contribute to the delivery of the Practice Group and DWF’s overall strategy, driving forwards DWF’s innovation agenda.

Reporting to the Head of Real Estate, you will provide legal advice based on precedents and ad hoc research as well as bi-monthly updates/training on changes to the law. As a Professional Support Lawyer you will also horizon scan what is coming up in the next 6 to 12 months and maintain and develop your own research bank.

Working with the Real Estate Innovation Group and our Managed Services and Connected Services divisions, you will also manage and develop the Practice Group’s existing knowledge and will coordinate and support the technical capability and business excellence of the lawyers within it for delivering innovation to our clients.

As a result of growth, this external facing role represents an outstanding opportunity for an experienced Lawyer (5 – 10 years PQE) with a Real Estate background to work with the Real Estate Innovation Group and internal services to drive our innovation agenda, including the adoption of new products (such as artificial intelligence and other Proptech products) to improve our client services and the efficiency of fee earners.

The successful incumbent will be granted the autonomy to set the initiative and should find that the work is non-repetitive and that the remit to their role is very broad.

We are keen to hear from candidates who can think on their feet and who can simplify complex information and provide solutions quickly. We are seeking an outgoing, confident and approachable individual who has strong analytical and research skills and is well organised for prioritising tasks. You will be dealing with a wide variety of stakeholders and the position requires quite a lot of quality control and a continuous improvement focus.

Life at DWF is fast paced so you will be someone who has an innovative and flexible approach as well as strong organisational / time management skills. It is also important that you can identify with our values of teamwork and client focus.

If you are looking to develop and grow your professional expertise and enhance your career in a legal business that isn’t afraid to challenge the norm and go beyond expectations … then apply!

Please note: This position will require an element of firm-wide travel.

Feel free to visit our website or contact our recruitment team further details about this vacancy or DWF in general.

Benefits package and flexible working:

We want you to feel valued and rewarded by your time at DWF. We understand the importance of offering you a reward package that goes beyond simply salary. That’s why, when you join DWF, you’ll be given a choice. You can pick from a range of benefits, allowing you to build a package that suits your needs and lifestyle, as well as those of your family. In addition to our standard benefits (medical insurance, life insurance, pension and 25 days annual leave), we offer flexible benefits which include season ticket loans, gym memberships, health assessments, cycle to work, retail vouchers, a buy as you earn share scheme and dining cards. You will also have access to additional wellbeing programs such as an online GP and an Employee Assistance Programme.

We welcome applications from people looking for a flexible or [partly] agile role. We are happy to explore your preferred working patterns as part of your application.

About DWF

DWF is a global legal business, providing integrated legal and business services to clients across multiple markets. In March 2019, we became the first Main Market premium listed legal business on the London Stock Exchange. We have over 31 key locations and over 4,000 people delivering services and solutions that go beyond expectations. By seamlessly combining any number of legal and business services we deliver bespoke solutions to our clients with greater efficiency, price certainty and transparency. Join us on our shared journey to redefine legal services and you’ll find a professional life that stretches and redefines you too. At DWF we empower people to be themselves within an inclusive and supportive environment, enabling everyone to achieve their full potential in line with their abilities and career aspirations.

Supporting your application

Our recruitment process will comprise of interviews and, at times, a written exercise, an assessment day and/or a presentation.  We want to make sure we do all we can to make this a positive experience for you.  Please make us aware any adjustments or additional support we can provide beforehand or on the day.

Note to recruitment agencies

We hire the majority of our talent directly by our resourcing team or via referrals. On occasion, we will look for external support and will release vacancies to our recently reviewed Preferred Suppliers List. Speculative CVs sent by other agents or outside of the agreed process will not be accepted and no recruitment fee will be applicable.

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