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Senior Associate - Commercial Property

£85000 - £100000 per annum Negotiable Excellent Benefits
City South West London London City of London

Managing this Role


Jonathan Kitto

Senior Headhunter - London
0203 865 2113

Are you a Senior Commercial Property Solicitor looking to take a step up within a renowned legal practice? This Top 80 UK law firm is seeking a Senior Associate to join its successful and growing Real Estate Team.

You will be a Solicitor with 5-8 years PQE, looking to consolidate your career within a firm that is well positioned to assist you in expanding your practice with quality clients and work. Holding a first-class reputation, excellent technology and a number of very-talented lawyers, this Top 80 firm offers exciting possibilities.

The firm

This firm is very similar in style to a West End practice but located in the City. They have an excellent client base of HNW individuals and businesses, and a growing proportion of their work has an international element; the practice rests close to Knightsbridge, London.

The firm has a long history and have grown year on year, with a current headcount of over 400 members of staff with 65 partners. They have a history of attracting lawyers out of the city who are looking to retain a high quality of work but want better work-life balance, progression, and prospects.

You will find that they punch above their weight and is somewhere that you have genuine prospects to progress further in your career.

The firm is dynamic, innovative, and quick to adapt to changing market trends. The team has a friendly, supportive, and progressive culture which has allowed them to have an excellent staff retention rate for many years.

With a modern and forward-thinking approach, you will find that this practice offers a flexible approach to hybrid working, enhancing the firm's family friendly feel.

The Role:

This prestigious and award-winning firm is seeking a senior Real Estate Solicitor 5-8 PQE to join their City of London office at the Senior Associate level.

This is a unique, exciting chance for an ambitious solicitor to progress their career within one of the UK's foremost law firms. With continuing growth this position comes with huge prospects for progression.

You will be joining a pioneering real estate team within a firm that is ranked highly in the Legal Directories across a variety of practice areas. You will find yourself working alongside some of the top lawyers in the sector with impressive support systems in place to support you in developing your personal practice.

You will be working on disposals, acquisitions and refinancing of commercial property - both freehold and leasehold - by way of both individual and portfolio transactions. You will also advise on estate management work such as the grant of leases, tenancies, licences, assignments, under lettings and deeds of variation.

You will be working with an enviable client list, with exposure to some of the finest work in the industry. Rubbing shoulders with some of the top lawyers and partners in commercial property, this is an exceptional environment to consolidate your career in real estate law.

You will be provided with plenty of client contact and given the opportunity to participate in business development initiatives. This is a great platform to attain further progression, within a top Legal 500 and Chambers ranked practice.

As this is a senior position, you will be provided with the opportunity to provide supervision and mentor more junior members of the team. In return you will receive and excellent level of support, both from junior fee earners and state of the art IT systems.

With a number of exciting marketing initiatives in the pipeline, now is an ideal time to join and help shape the department's future growth.

Person specification:

  • You will be an England & Wales qualified Solicitor 5-8 PQE
  • Prior experience in commercial property is essential
  • You must have a proven track record in business development
  • Willing to mentor/supervise junior fee earners


  • Salary is competitive and entirely dependent on experience
  • Between 25 and 30 days holiday
  • Flexible and Hybrid working options
  • Excellent support systems and tailored development and progression

This is a stand-out Real Estate position in the City of London with a Top 80 UK law firm at an exciting time of growth.

Apply now for immediate consideration, or feel free to contact Jonathan Kitto at JMC Legal Recruitment for a confidential conversation.