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Solicitor Solicitor

Full Time


DWF LLP is now seeking to recruit a 0-2 years PQE Solicitor to join the Real Estate Litigation team in Leeds/ Manchester. Ideally candidates will have gained a range of post-qualified Real Estate Litigation experience.


Our Real Estate Practice Group deal with all aspects of real estate legal issues, including high-value acquisitions and disposals, portfolio management, development (including regeneration projects) and the creation and treatment of all kinds of investments. We act for landowners, occupiers, developers, funders, contractors and professionals across the sector. We also work with landlords and tenants within the institutional, corporate, retail and public sectors – including education and local government.


Real Estate Litigation works in partnership with the Real Estate Practice Group, providing advice on all aspects of property litigation. Our work includes commercial and residential landlord and tenant law, service charge disputes, dilapidations, the Landlord and Tenant Act 1954, commercial lease renewal, repossession, trespass and nuisance, adverse possession, lease termination (to include contractual breaks) withholding consent and boundary disputes. We act for both landlords and tenants as well as developers and housing associations. 


Candidates should be able to demonstrate a drive to succeed, and an enthusiasm to engage with clients. It is important that the successful candidate has the ability to work as part of a team in addition to being confident working under his/her own initiative. An interest and experience of telecoms related real estate litigation work would be beneficial but not essential.


Main function of job: To demonstrate technical and commercial expertise and the ability to deliver results within required time frames in order to provide the highest service level to external clients whilst demonstrating and communicating a clear understanding of business needs/changes to internal clients.


 Main Duties: 

  • Achieve time recording targets split between chargeable and investment time in any one financial year.
  • Achieve individual financial targets in line with sales plan.
  • Understand client requirements and manage cases in line with service level agreements and best practice.
  • Analyse risk and further develop sound judgement enabling the justification of decisions to clients internally and externally.
  • Prioritise work effectively and to maximise efficiency in working practices.
  • Understand individual role in the context of the practice group and pro-actively seek to contribute to increased efficiency in developing a case load appropriate to level of technical, legal knowledge.
  • Build working relationships internally and externally in order to develop business networks and create a solid understanding of the Firm’s direction, values and client needs.
  • Develop increased levels of technical and commercial knowledge via training or supervised working practices.




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