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Associate - Social Housing

£67000 - £80000 per annum Negotiable Excellent Benefits
City South West London London City of London

Managing this Role


Jonathan Kitto

Senior Headhunter - London
0203 865 2113

This is an exciting opportunity for Solicitor with experience in Social Housing to join a Top 50 UK law firm currently undergoing rapid international expansion.

Among the top law firms in the country, you will find many of these teams within this respected practice are ranked in the top tiers of the Legal 500 with many lawyers being recognised as pioneers in their field by Chambers & Partners.

The Firm:

The firm is well known for its strength across the real estate sector and competes with some of the top practices across both domestic and international work.

With a 900 strong workforce, this firm has several industry-leading lawyers and operates on a global scale. This practice is at the forefront of the industry in terms of quality. Their name is recognised as a hallmark for excellence by many.

You will find a supportive and encouraging environment with mentoring from some the top lawyers in the sector. This leads to junior solicitors gaining experience beyond their years and you will find unrivalled progression opportunities.

Their client base consists of numerous multi-national corporations, public companies, partnerships, financial institutions and private individuals. They have built this client base throughout their 300-year history, which has put them in good stead to compete with some of the world's biggest firms.

This firm is well decorated, awarded for its excellent service with recognition from the Legal 500, Chambers and more! Despite their size of nearly 1000 employees, they have managed to keep a family feel running throughout the practice and network of offices.

They are a Top 50 law firm with an excellent social element promoted with regular events for their employees. You will also benefit from a modern and flexible approach to work, with hybrid working readily available.

The Role:

The firm is seeking a Real Estate Associate Solicitor 1 - 5 PQE to join its celebrated Social Housing team in the firm's flagship office based in the City of London.

The Social Housing team is well-known for the quality of legal service it provides and this role will specialise in the acquisition and development of affordable housing. You will gain exposure to a variety of real estate areas connected to the affordable housing sector - making this job more varied than most.

With growth continuing both within the team but also the wider firm, what really sets this position apart is the opportunity for progression, particularly for those seeking to achieve Senior Associate and beyond.

The workload will focus primarily on acquisitions and development of affordable housing. You will have the opportunity to participate or even lead projects including forward funding; forward commitment agreements; planning agreements, nominations and infrastructure agreements; management agreements and leases; joint ventures; lease/leaseback funding arrangements; commercial leases and associated property law work.

Other work will involve dealing with precedents and due diligence as well rectification matters including variations to 106 agreements, nomination agreements and title documents. You will have the opportunity to assist in training and supervising junior members of the team as part of your development.

The role will provide unrivalled client exposure with the opportunity to work directly alongside award-winning Partners in a collaborative and non-hierarchical team.


  • You will be an England & Wales Solicitor 1 - 5 PQE
  • Have real estate experience- ideally relating to social housing
  • Able communicator with strong client care


  • Salary above market rate and negotiable depending on experience
  • Private healthcare
  • Expert training and development from top Partners in the sector
  • Impressive flexibility and hybrid working options
  • Room for progression within the team

This is an excellent opportunity for a Real Estate Associate to join this pioneering firm based in the City of London.

Apply now for immediate consideration, or contact Jonathan Kitto at JMC Legal Recruitment for further information.