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Residential Development Real Estate, 3-5yr PQE Associate (Bristol, Manchester, Leeds, Newcastle)

Job Introduction

Our National Residential Development Team has opportunities Nationwide for 3-5 years PQE Associates to help them with their increasing workload from regionally and nationally based residential work.

The work is exciting and varied and includes all aspects of brownfield site regeneration schemes, mixed use, urban extensions, the purchase and development of strategic land, joint ventures and collaborations and the development and disposals of new housing neighbourhoods. Housebuilder clients include Vistry Homes/Vistry Partnerships, Barratts, Bellway Homes, Taylor Wimpey, Crest Nicholson Countryside, CALA and Persimmon. The candidate will work closely with solicitors from our highly regarded Real Estate team (please see below) from other disciplines including, planners, construction, corporate, tax and property finance lawyers.

Role Responsibility

  • Working as part of the National Team on a wide variety of projects
  • Drafting and negotiating contracts dealing with all aspects of acquisition, development and disposals
  • Carrying out and supervising due diligence and reporting
  • Providing clients with focused legal advice with an appreciation of clients' commercial objectives
  • Reporting to clients, communicating directly with them and building relationships
  • Involvement in business development and assistance with client management.
  • Assisting with writing articles and client updates
  • At all times complying with client and firm protocols, financial management requirements and data protection requirements.

The Ideal Candidate

  • Strong educational background with at least a 2:1 in a Law-related degree
  • A qualified solicitor with 3-5yrs PQE and experienced in Real Estate.
  • Strong technical skills and an ability to understand and work through complex issues.
  • A demonstrable ability to adopt a commercial perspective rather than an ‘academic’ approach to legal issues and to be highly client focused.
  • Team oriented and collegiate.
  • Confident communicator with an ability to develop relationships, undertake client marketing and influence at all levels.
  • Strong organisation skills to ensure a pragmatic and methodical approach to handling a variety of Real Estate matters simultaneously.

About the Company

About DAC Beachcroft

We're a leading international legal business with over 3,000 colleagues and a diverse range of capabilities. We're market leaders in insurance, health and real estate but with a full-service offering, including growing Financial Services and Tech capabilities. We represent a wide range of clients – from household names to government departments and NHS bodies. We act for nearly all of the top-20 UK and global insurers, we're market leaders in the provision of strategic, commercial and regulatory advice to providers and commissioners in the health sector, and in real estate we advise all of the UK’s top-five housebuilders.

We are a fast-growing international business with offices around the globe. In addition to our 11 UK offices, we also have offices in Dublin, Madrid, Paris, Milan, Rome, Singapore, Argentina, Chile, Colombia, Mexico, Peru and Miami, plus a broad network of affiliations across the globe.

Working with us

Our vision is to be leading business advisers, recognised for our insight and our outstanding commitment to clients, and for being the place where talented people want to work. Combine this with our supportive culture and hybrid working model, and you have: a Life that Works.

Our flexible approach means that we help our colleagues to be their best at work, while recognising that they have all sorts of different interests and commitments outside work.

We pride ourselves on our supportive, approachable culture. We are trusted, appreciated as individuals and embraced as part of a team. At DACB, we don’t just accept your differences, we celebrate and advocate for them. From bespoke solutions for our clients, to treating you as an individual. Our strength comes from your diverse ideas and bringing the ‘whole you’ to work. So if you’re good at what you do, come as you are!

Note for Recruitment Agencies – the DAC Beachcroft recruitment team is responsible for managing all current vacancies through direct hiring and referrals wherever possible. We do work with recruitment agencies and where we require external support we will formally release those vacancies to the agencies on our Preferred Supplier List deemed best placed to assist us. Speculative CVs sent by any agency to any DAC Beachcroft employee without a specific request by the resourcing team will not be accepted and with no introduction fee applicable. Our resourcing team can be contacted at


DAC Beachcroft


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