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Real Estate (Renewable Energy) - Senior Associate

£60000.00 - £80000.00 per annum Excellent benefits
Scotland Edinburgh

With unrivalled Partnership opportunity, this Senior Real Estate Associate will be in a position to become a key contributor in transforming the UK's energy landscape towards cleaner and greener sources.

If you are seeking the chance to step into a leadership role, and are an experienced Real Estate solicitor with a passion for clean and renewable energy, this is an opportunity to enter a role which is earmarked for Partnership.

This Top 200 firm is seeking an ambitious candidate to take a lead in developing their Renewables Real Estate practice from their vibrant Edinburgh base.

The Firm

This Top 200 independent Scottish firm has continuously evolved throughout its storied history to become the innovative legal powerhouse it is recognised as today.

Recognised countless times over the years for its outstanding quality of legal advice and service the firm has grown off the back of this and seen significant growth in terms of both headcount and revenue. It has numerous Chambers & Partners, as well as Legal 500 rankings and has had great success in developing some of the most astute and knowledgeable legal talents in Scotland.

What stands out about the business, is their staff retention is incredibly high. Those who join the firm tend to stay and are rewarded with excellent progression opportunities. This retention reflects the incredibly positive environment the firm has fostered over many years; one where staff take great joy in their work, feel supported and are able to make the most of their careers.

For those looking for professional development, the Partners at the firm are an excellent store of knowledge and are known to be incredibly generous with their time. Trainees and solicitors are often found working directly alongside Partners showing there are no barriers to learning and development - it is actively encouraged.

If you are a legal professional who is keen to develop in-depth expertise in your chosen practice area and progress in your career while working in a supportive and rewarding environment, this firm is an excellent fit.

The Role

This is a crucial strategic hire for this high-performing business, with the short-term outlook for the successful candidate being a leading Partner in one of the foremost renewables teams in Scotland. You will be working in a highly rated Legal 500 ranked Real Estate team, and as a senior member, your role will be to build up and drive this key growth sector for the business.

The team work across exciting and large-scale projects across all major clean energy technologies, including solar, hydro, wind, biomass and battery storage to name a few. Your role will provide you exposure to the full range Real Estate work in relation to these exciting projects, such as negotiating/drafting leases and options, securities, servitudes and much more.

As a key strategic decision-maker, you will be responsible for driving the vision of this talented team, supporting junior members' professional development and training, identifying and realising new business development opportunities and taking ownership of your own portfolio of clients with whom you can build long-term and enduring relationships.

Working alongside renowned colleagues will be in a strong position to develop market-leading expertise in one of the fastest-growing and transformative growth sectors in the world. This is a truly exciting opportunity to join one of the leaders in the space with a short and clear pathway to Partnership.

The Ideal Candidate

  • Is an ambitious individual with 5 years of relevant PQE
  • Excellent verbal/written communicator with first-rate interpersonal skills
  • Has a client focus and approaches problems in an effective, organised and skilled manner
  • Ability to manage complex and varied workload efficiently to the highest standard
  • Leadership skills to train, mentor and manage a team of more junior lawyers
  • Has a proactive, innovative and value-adding mindset

What's on offer

  • Joining a Top 200 law firm and award-winning employer
  • Short runway to Partnership
  • Become a key contributor to the evolution of the UK energy landscape towards cleaner and greener sources
  • Flexible and hybrid working embedded in the company
  • Exposure to top-tier clients and high-quality and varied work
  • Strong salary commensurate to experience
  • Excellent benefits package and well-being considerations