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Senior Associate - Housing Litigation

£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

This is a superb opening for a senior Hosuing litigation solicitor to join a celebrated team. Ranked highly in the Legal 500 you will work on the highest-quality matters.

This is an excellent moment for an experienced Housing Litigation Solicitor to progress their career withing a Top 100 UK law firm.

The Firm:

Ranked in the Top 100, this firm is different to many other City firms - they have a unique progressive culture, and unlike other City firms, it is common for people to stay with them for their entire careers. As a result, it is rare to find staff retention rates this good.

The firm is known for dealing with the highest quality work, and the London office has 400 members known for punching well above their weight.

In the last 12 months alone, the practice has advised its developer and social housing clients on £1.6 billion of residential sales and over £1 billion of refinancing.

The firm values work-life balance and has a friendly, progressive and supportive team dynamic but handles quality work like that of much larger City firms.

You will benefit from impressive support systems and a flexible approach to hybrid working.

The Role:

This Top 100 firm is seeking a Housing Litigation Solicitor 5 PQE to join its City of London office at the Senior Associate level.

You will find that the practice acts for the majority of London's major Housing Associations that together, manage assets valued at over £17.3 billion.

There is the opportunity to work on every aspect of housing litigation and residential property litigation matters - ranging from possession claims and injunction applications to risk advisory and everything in between.

The team works within both the social housing and private sectors leading to a diverse client roster consisting of developers, private individuals, companies, charities and institutions as well as large housing associations.

You will have the opportunity to work alongside and learn from highly skilled Partners, a valuable opportunity to build upon your skills and abilities. While you will work closely with the Partners, you will also have exposure to dealing with clients directly as the firm is a strong believer in "learning by doing".

The Housing Litigation sub-team consists of a Partner, two senior associates, two solicitors and four paralegals. You will work independently on your own caseload with light supervision from the Partner.

As this is a senior position you will have the opportunity to mentor more junior members of staff as well as participate in business development to assist with continuing the growth of the department.

The Housing sub-team sits within the wider 21-strong litigation team and there are very solid prospects for progression as the Housing team has grown rapidly in the last 5 years.


  • England and Wales qualified solicitor with 5-7 years PQE
  • Experience of Housing Litigation is essential
  • Willing to supervise junior colleagues
  • Comfortable with business development


  • You will receive a market-leading salary, which will vary dependent on experience
  • Private healthcare
  • 50/50 hybrid working policy
  • 25-30 days annual leave
  • Superb training and mentoring from senior solicitors and partners

This will is a fantastic Senior Housing Litigation role in a well-renowned Top 100 UK law firm ranked highly in the Legal 500.

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