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2024 NQ Lawyer- Real Estate & Investment - Edinburgh

Commercial Property - Private Practice
Ref: 541 Date Posted: Tuesday 28 May 2024

Excellent new position for a 2024 NQ lawyer to move into the highly-respected Real Estate & Investment team of a top-tier Scottish law firm. This role will be based in Edinburgh.

Role Profile:


  • Exciting opportunity for a newly qualified Solicitor to join the Real Estate practice, working on development and investment deals with international and UK 'blue-chip' investors, well known retailers and marketing leading developers.
  • 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.
  • Some of the work you will be involved in includes:Managing well known offices, shopping centres, retail parks, logistics and high streets in Scotland for different investment clients. This is practising law at its most tangible. 
  • Being involved in market leading Build to Rent city centre development projects and the 'Living' agenda.
  • Helping investors strive towards Net Zero, including on cutting edge solar projects. 
  • Helping developers build student accommodation and turning brownfield sites into thriving communities.
  • Principally acting for the investor/landlord/developer.


  • Being first point of contact for key investor clients in connection with all aspects of their lease asset management.
  • Working as part of the bigger practice area 'team' on investment sales and acquisitions.
  • Shaping commercial solutions to problems and helping deliver transactions on time. 
  • Drafting and negotiating lease documentation, principally for landlords.
  • Drafting, negotiating and implementing acquisition/sale contracts.
  • Preparing title and lease reports for investment acquisitions.
  • Harnessing IT to deliver our work as proficiently as possible.

Candidate Requirements:

  • A prior seat in commercial property/ real estate would be an advantage but 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 .
  • Shows understanding of clients’ needs, and tailors advice appropriately.

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