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2024 NQ Lawyer- Real Estate & Development - Edinburgh

Commercial Property - Private Practice
Ref: 542 Date Posted: Tuesday 28 May 2024


Unique opportunity for a 2024 NQ Lawyer to join the Real Estate & Development team of a top-tier Scottish Law firm. This role will be based in Edinburgh.

Role Profile:

  • Opportunity to join a high-ranking Real Estate practice gaining broad exposure to a range of sectors working on market leading and complex cross firm, corporate occupier, real estate finance, renewables, forestry, development and investment deals both in Scotland and England and Wales. T
  • This is a great time to become a member of a growing team with the opportunity to play a part in helping the firm  deliver upon strategic goals for English real estate whilst also continuing your development as a Scots qualified lawyer.
  • You'll be a key part of the team working closely with senior members of the team, will have the opportunity to become immersed in asset management for properties in a variety of sectors and will also have a role in portfolio acquisitions, disposals and asset management, real estate financing and corporate support work.
  • You will work towards becoming English qualified and will learn from the senior team members.
  • The work will range from having a vital role in a team of several colleagues across the firm working on major projects to having your own independent transactions to take ownership of and demonstrate your management and client-facing skills.
  • This is a great opportunity for the right candidate to join a highly motivated team embedded in English and Scottish real estate work and which undertakes high end work for quality clients.


  • Reviewing and interpreting titles; preparing reports on title for clients; and taking those clients through your work on a "one to one" basis.
  • Analysing and reporting on leases for investment acquisitions.
  • Drafting, negotiating and implementing sale and purchase contracts for a variety of transaction types including renewables, corporate occupier, development, investment and portfolio deals ranging across sectors such as logistics, retail and alternatives.  
  • Drafting and negotiating options, agreements for lease and leases and implementing instructions from your clients.
  • Assisting with negotiation and implementation of development agreements and working with other members in other practice areas across the firm such as corporate, tax and construction.
  • Responsible for asset management for various types of client/properties and with your own portfolio of work.

Candidate Requirements:

  • Ideally you will have a seat in commercial real estate but this in not essential. 
  • Takes a pragmatic and commercial approach to transactions.
  • Interest and enthusiasm for the property industry.
  • Excellent attention to detail.
  • Strong written and oral communication skills for direct client contact and working with colleagues in other disciplines across the firm.
  • Communicates in a confident, clear and relaxed way and able to participate in business development objectives with clients and potential referrers.
  • Adapts style of communication appropriately when dealing with colleagues and clients.
  • Where appropriate takes responsibility for their own transactions and advice, subject to supervision.
  • Ability to deal with competing priorities and meet deadlines.

On Offer:

  • On offer is a highly competitive salary and benefits package (more details available on request).

To Apply:

For a confidential discussion about this position, to request the full job description or to apply, please contact:

David Thomson- Director

Edinburgh: 0131 450 7164

Glasgow: 0141 244 0260

Email: david@thomsonlrc.com