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Residential Property Disputes Associate – London

Our client is a major global law firm with an established and longstanding reputation in the UK, where they are headquartered.

The firm has a very strong reputation in the Real Estate sector, and as well as “run of the mill” commercial real estate capability one might expect from a City firm, have a dedicated team concentrating on matters relating to residential and mixed use property. Their growing Residential Disputes team forms part of the wider Real Estate Disputes team, and due to growth they are now looking to add an additional Senior Associate (5+ PQE) Residential Property Disputes lawyer to the team.

The team’s impressive client list includes landed estates, developers, investors, and pension funds and the workload covers both enfranchisement and general property disputes across residential and mixed-use developments. This work is some of the best available in the City, and includes:

  • Enfranchisement under the 1993 Act and 1967 Act; 
  • Tenants’ Rights of first refusal under the 1987 Act and advising on structuring in residential/mixed use developments; 
  • Residential Service charge disputes including dispensation and consultations requirements; 
  • Residential possession; 
  • General residential landlord & tenant disputes; 
  • Disputes over Rights to Light and Right to manage; 

This is an exciting period for reform in residential property law, with a number of changes on the horizon including the Law Commission reforms and the Building Safety and Ground Rents Bills, as well as new legislation. Our client is at the forefront of this change.

In order to be considered for this role, you will have:

  • Qualified as a solicitor and gained between over 5 years’ PQE within a firm well-regarded for real estate litigation work;
  • Strong academics and training/ experience at a city or national firm;
  • The confidence and ability to play a senior role within the team (part of the role will ideally be taking on supervisory responsibility for junior team members);
  • The ability to take on a leadership role in relation to new instructions, and willingness to invest the time and care needed to grow and maintain successful client relationships. 
  • Sound judgement and good interpersonal/consultancy skills; and
  • The ability to communicate succinctly with clients and colleagues.
  • Enfranchisement experience would be extremely beneficial, but is not absolutely essential.

This is a great opportunity for an enthusiastic and driven Real Estate Disputes Senior Associate to quickly gain experience and take on responsibility, within a highly supportive environment. The role will involve working closely with a variety of partners, associates and trainees in the RE Disputes and wider Real Estate teams as well as a wide range of colleagues from across the firm. 

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