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Real Estate Solicitor

  • Type: legal
  • PQE: 2-6 years'

About this vacancy

The role

We'd be very interested in talking to individuals who have 2-6 years PQE, to work in our award-winning real estate team.  Candidates should ideally have experience in some or all of the following areas:

  • Development work, both commercial and residential;
  • Landlord and tenant; and
  • Property finance.

So who are we looking for?  We want someone who has an interest in this area of law based on experience of dealing with a range of property matters including development, acquisitions and disposals of both freehold and leasehold interests, commercial landlord and tenant matters, assisting on the property aspects of corporate sales and acquisitions and property finance, a proactive, self-starter, with a strong technical ability, a committed and strong work ethic, exceptional client service, a problem solver and a strong and capable team player.  We've also set our sights on an individual with excellent people, communication and client management skills, an interest in business development and good commercial awareness. 

This role can be based either in the North East at our head office is in central Newcastle upon Tyne – a city we have operated from for over 100 years. Or, in the North West at our regional hub in Penrith in Cumbria.

You can also take advantage of our agile working policy which allows our people to work 2 or 3 days per week from anywhere, depending upon business needs, providing excellent services to various organisations throughout the UK and beyond.

Our team

Our large real estate team can cope with any commercial property issue. The team are ranked top tier in Legal 500 UK and were recently described as a ‘regional heavyweight’ by top legal directory Chambers and Partners. The real estate team is a key part of the wider Muckle LLP team, which is over 170 people strong.

As winners of Property Law Firm of the Year at the Insider North East Property Awards 2023, the team have demonstrated their expertise in the full range of property and construction issues including acquisitions, disposals, redevelopments, investment, property management, property finance, mines and minerals, planning and renewable energy.  

Our people and values

Our business is full of bright, enthusiastic, articulate, colourful, and confident people. People who live and breathe our core values:

  • Trust – we trust each other to do the right thing.
  • Teamwork – we are one team and work selflessly for each other.
  • Responsibility – we are self-starters and take responsibility for how we work together and communicate.
  • Care – we care about our people, clients and community. 

It means no matter who is involved, our clients receive the same excellent service from people who do what they say, on time and on budget, every time. That’s the Muckle way.

Our culture

We want everyone to understand how our business is run and encourage all our people to get involved.  We are also proud of the communities in which we live and work and give our people many ways to support them. 

For example, you could use your two days’ paid volunteering leave to support a local cause you care about or nominate them for a grant from our Muckle Fund at the Community Foundation.

From workplace running, netball, cycling and walking clubs to fun events organised by our BEAM (Being Engaged At Muckle) team and participation in our Green Team to help make the business as environmentally friendly as possible, we’ve created a unique and award-winning place to work: 

  • B Corp Certified™ - the first law firm in the North East and Cumbria to achieve this accreditation, we are leading the charge in ethical and sustainable business practices within our region and it forms the next part of our ESG strategy and continuous improvement
  • Investors In People Platinum award accreditation
  • North East Business Awards - Best Place to Work 2023
  • North East Business Awards - Business of the Year 2023
  • North East Better Health at Work Maintaining Excellence award
  • Advanced Good Work Pledge
  • Two-time winner for Most inspiring Employer (large business) at the Inspiring Females Awards ran by the North East of England Chamber of Commerce 2023 & 2022

We are really proud of the results of our recent Investors In People survey, in which 99.2% of our people believe Muckle is a great place to work and 100% share the firm’s values.  Our overall results place Muckle LLP in 147th position for ALL Investors in People organisations (of which there are over 10,000 throughout the world) and 2nd for legal firms globally.

So how does all that sound? If you’re looking to work in a friendly, open environment and want to develop your career in a forward thinking, commercial law firm, then this is an excellent opportunity.

To apply, please email your CV together with an introductory letter outlining your salary expectations to [email protected].

How to apply

Send your CV to [email protected] with the name of the position you are applying for and a completed copy of our Equal Opportunities Monitoring Form.

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