New – Property Dispute Resolution Associate, 7+ PQE, Global 100 Law Firm, London

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New – Property Dispute Resolution Associate, 7+ PQE, Global 100 Law Firm, London

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    Dispute Resolution

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    Chris Woodward

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    020 3005 3265

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  • Published:

    3 months ago

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    As soon as possible following end of notice period.

Job Description:
New – Property Dispute Resolution Associate, 7+ PQE, Global 100 Law Firm, London

The Role
This Global 100 firm are looking to recruit a bright and personable Property Dispute Resolution associate to join their impressive London team.
A unique opportunity has arisen for a dynamic and highly motivated Property Dispute Resolution (“PDR”) Lawyer to join our national, independently rated first class property dispute resolution team.
Based in our London office the successful candidate will have 7+ years' PQE encompassing broad ranging PDR experience.
What the national team is known for:
  • Outstanding national team handling complex and high-value property litigation and advisory work across a wide range of contentious property issues
  • Interesting and varied case-load ranging from advising on vacant possession strategies to restrictive covenants and rights to light disputes
  • Extensive experience representing an enviable client-base including developers, retailers and educational institutions.
  • Impressive public real estate practice advising local councils and boroughs on a broad range of regeneration and other projects.
  • Market leading expertise in the telecoms, infrastructure and energy sectors.
  • A highly-regarded practice with 'wide experience across the real estate litigation spectrum', Legal 500
What our London team is known for:
  • Widely acknowledged for its expertise in contentious landlord and tenant matters, vacant possession cases and development disputes
  • Demonstrates solid capabilities across the full range of real estate litigation and maintains a healthy reputation for its work in rights to light disputes
  • Also has notable expertise in specialist areas such as energy-related property litigation, Green Belt development disputes and real estate cases concerning hotels, mixed-use property and relocations.
  • Acts for a variety of clients, including landlords, utilities and developers.
  • "‘The team is very well-established in the market place" Chambers and Partners
Recent highlights of our London Team include:
  • Acting for Royal London, the Portman Estate and Grosvenor across their property portfolios in all property litigation matters, including lease renewals, vacant possession strategies, rent reviews, dilapidations, tenant breaches and telecommunications code issues.
  • Acted for Chalegrove Properties in successfully securing an injunction to prevent ongoing trespass to a residential tower in Canary Wharf by urban explorers.
  • Advising Ineos on a successful application under the Mines (Working Facilities and Support) Act 1966 to obtain ancillary rights to allow the client to prospect for shale gas.
Team Background
We boast one of the largest teams of dedicated property dispute resolution lawyers in the UK (comprising 21 E&W lawyers (though we are expanding to seek 3 more roles as well as this one), 7 in Scotland and 3 in Northern Ireland supporting some 330 highly skilled lawyers in our national UK wide property team which was commended by the Times in Best Law Firms 2019. Clients praise us for our commercial approach, providing clear, relevant and timely advice.
The firm organises itself through its sectoral based approach e.g. financial services, energy, infrastructure, real estate and technology, science and industry sectors and the property dispute resolution lawyers align themselves with that approach. The team have specific technical expertise and specialisms and apply these to support their clients in each of these sectors.
The Candidate Required
The successful candidate will ideally have gained specific property disputes experience in a City firm or large regional practice. Candidates must be technically excellent, strategically and commercially astute and committed to excellence in client service with a "can-do" attitude. They should also be ready to become actively involved in business development and in further developing the London PDR team and work across the national PDR team working with all the PDR partners. They will be a team player with a strong client focused approach. They will also have a strong academic background and excellent communication and organisational skills. There should be a willingness to take on new and emerging areas of property dispute work and develop expertise in those. .
With experience of handling a broad range of property dispute matters you will be an individual who enjoys resolving problems and disputes, devising strategic solutions for and working closely with clients and applying black letter law where appropriate. The list below shows the range of work the successful candidate should have experience of and must be prepared to embrace new and novel work areas and be prepared to work outside the candidate’s comfort zone
The successful candidate must have proven rights of light experience and should ideally have experience in the following areas:
  • Insolvency and Restructuring
  • Landlord and Tenant Act 1954
  • Litigation Work (experience in court or other litigation tribunals and ADR), development agreement disputes, judicial review and planning disputes
  • Lease Renewals
  • Dilapidations
  • Contractual disputes
  • Possession claims
  • Development constraints (easements, restrictive covenants and the like)
  • Energy and infrastructure related disputes
A role in PDR will provide a varied workload including in the different areas as outlined above and exposure to clients across all sectors within the firm.
The Opportunity
  • The very best and extremely varied property disputes work within a market leading national team.
  • Early responsibility and opportunities to develop client relationships.
  • Genuine long-term career prospects supported through our "best in class" training and our Academy personal development programmes.
  • A well-resourced, cohesive and collegiate team who work collaboratively and seamlessly across office teams.
About the Firm
We are a global 100 law firm, with over 3,400 employees operating out of 25 locations across Europe, Asia Pacific, Africa and the Middle East. We have a long-standing reputation for delivering high-quality legal advice rooted in a deep understanding of the sectors and geographies in which our clients operate. Our global reach ensures that we are well-placed to advise on complex multi-jurisdictional matters across a full range of legal disciplines.
The firm has significant multinational credentials in the financial services, energy, infrastructure, real estate, and advanced manufacturing and technology sectors. Services provided across these sectors include asset management and investment funds, corporate and M&A, commercial, competition, litigation and arbitration, banking, restructuring, insurance, regulatory, construction, projects, pensions, property, planning and environmental, procurement, outsourcing, employment, share plans and incentives, technology and tax advice.
We champion change and promote progress to make business work better for people. We have embedded a range of diversity and inclusion initiatives to create an environment in which its people can flourish. We operate an agile working scheme, which offers our employees flexibility in terms of where, and how, they work.
We stand out for our innovative approach to service delivery. For example, the firm has developed a number of in-house legal technology and project management solutions, operates a hub of freelance lawyers, and a global Diversity and Inclusion consultancy. Put simply, we offer a range of professional disciplines to our clients, enabled by our people, process and technology.
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