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Real Estate Associate

£100000 - £120000 per annum Negotiable Benefits
City London City of London

Managing this Role


Charlie Simpkin

Associate Director - London
0203 865 2113

Join an innovative international law firm that places people at the heart of its strategy! As a Real Estate Associate, you will be supported in developing your skills to progress your career with a clearly outlined learning & progression structure all the way to the top, in line with your aspirations.

The Firm:

Seen as the go-to firm in the tech, life sciences and energy sectors, the firm act for blue-chip clients across the UK and internationally within these spaces. The quality of work is second to none and is evident across every practice area the firm operates in.

They are committed to investing in their local community, championing diversity, and creating an inclusive and collaborative environment that allows lawyers to thrive.

The Role:

You will join a market-leading Real Estate team as an Associate in the firm's City of London office.

You can expect to be involved in complex and high-value work (see the main duties listed below). You will have hands-on exposure to transactions and the opportunity to build client relationships from day one.

You will also be supported by leading lawyers and an award-winning L&D function to develop your technical and commercial ability while following a transparent progression path.

The firm offers an attractive salary at the top end of the regional market, an impressive bonus, and a tailored benefits package. In addition, complete flexibility is offered, with most people splitting their time evenly between home and office.

The main duties will include:

  • Advising on and negotiating licences to assign, to underlet and for alterations.
  • Advising on and negotiating agreements for lease. The agreements may be conditional on landlord/tenant works and/or planning consent. This will involve liaising with the planning and construction teams;
  • Advising on and negotiating leases. This will be a mixture of acting for Landlord's in relation to investment properties and for tenant occupiers;
  • Advising on and negotiating deeds of variation;
  • Advising on and negotiating rent deposit deeds;
  • Advising on and negotiating sale contracts for freehold and leasehold sites. These include conditional sales (again involving the planning and construction teams) and sale agreements for properties which are subject to leases;
  • Assisting with portfolio sales as part of a wider real estate team. Including reporting and involvement in the main sale contract which may be an asset sale or share sale agreement;
  • Dealing with the lender in relation to the financing of a purchase. This would involve dealing with reports/certificates of title and liaising with the finance team. The finance team will handle the finance documents.


  • This role would suit a Real Estate Lawyer between 3 - 6 years PQE
  • Investment & Development experience gained at a leading city or regional law firm
  • Keen to develop your skills and progress your career
  • Strong academic background

This all makes for an excellent opportunity for a Real Estate Associate in the City of London.

Apply now for immediate consideration, or feel free to call Charlie Simpkin at JMC Legal Recruitment for a confidential conversation.