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Real Estate Lawyer NQ+ - Edinburgh

Commercial Property - Private Practice
Ref: 359 Date Posted: Saturday 22 Feb 2020
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Since opening in May 2017, Womble Bond Dickinson's (WBD) Edinburgh team has achieved significant growth through investment in high quality additions to the team, particularly within the Real Estate, Financial Services and Energy, Power & Renewables sectors.

The firm's growth strategy has included increasing its presence in both domestic and international markets where the opportunities to do more work for clients exist.  With over 10 years' experience of operating in Scotland, WBD is investing further in supporting Scottish-based businesses to succeed and grow.

Ranking in the UK's top 20 law firms, WBD was recommended in this year's Legal 500 and Chambers UK, ranking as a top tier law firm across a large number of practice areas, including in financial services and real estate. 

Role Summary:

It's an exciting time to be thinking about joining Womble Bond Dickinson in Edinburgh.  We've made no secret of the fact that we've made a number of high profile hires over the past year and we're keen to continue this trend with further investment, particularly into our Real Estate practice.

We opened in Edinburgh in May 2017, in a year that also saw us combine with Womble Carlyle to become Womble Bond Dickinson – a transatlantic law firm with over 400 partners and 1000 lawyers based across 27 key locations in the UK and US.

What kind of work will I be doing?

Our client base in Scotland is broad, covering a number of our key sectors including real estate, energy, and retail.  This new opportunity is focussed on supporting commercial property, energy and power renewables, and property finance transactions.  

You'll be working closely with the wider UK Real Estate team with transactions that are often high value and offer excellent opportunities to be involved with some of the best quality work in the regions.  There will be plenty of opportunities for client contact and you'll be expected to build and maintain strong relationships with these contacts.  

This is a challenging (but hopefully rewarding!) role where you'll be expected to develop a profile in the marketplace to help us convert opportunities with existing clients, as well as new ones.  You'll be ably supported by our network of regional offices and our dedicated Sector Support and Business Development teams.

What experience is needed?

We're keen to talk to candidates at all levels so whether you have a few years post-qualification experience, or are at the very beginning of your career, get in touch.  Your experience is likely to have been gained with a broad commercial property practice, or a more niche energy focused role.  Whatever your experience level, or background, you'll need excellent drafting skills, a sense of commercial pragmatism, a bright mind and a strong team ethos to help further develop the team's client base.  You'll also need to be motivated to participate in business development that helps to raise the team's profile and network.

So what makes it so great to work here?

We know that it's not all about us.  You'll want to be assured that this is the right opportunity for you and we really believe that this is a fantastic place to work.  You'll be joining a supportive team where you can learn from true leaders in their field and build your experience with access to great quality work and great clients. Supported by a collegiate approach, and firm wide commitment to lawyer development there are fewer better places to develop your legal career.

If you are interested in applying for this position or wish to arrange to discuss the role or working at Womble Bond Dickinson in confidence, please click on the Apply Button or contact:

David Thomson, Director

Edinburgh: 0131 450 7164

Email: david@thomsonlrc.com