Legal Director

Oulton, UK
14 Aug 2019
21 Aug 2019
Contract Type
Full Time
8 years +


Working hours:




The firm

Birketts is a full service, top 100 UK law firm, operating in Cambridge, Chelmsford, Ipswich, Norwich and the surrounding areas.With a rich heritage spanning over 150 years we've built an enviable track record advising businesses, institutions and individuals in the UK and internationally.
Throughout our history our ethos has remained simple: we provide clear legal advice and value and insight to our clients.We set out to truly understand our clients' needs and help realise their ambitions.We believe that through this approach and a combination of technical excellence and high quality service we can develop long-lasting partnerships and become our clients' solicitor of choice.

The department

Our Residential Development team offers a full service to private developers and housing associations in the areas of commercial property and commercial and residential development law. We aim to deliver a successful project by providing commercial and practical solutions and tailored acquisition and development strategies. The team acts for a broad range of national and regional house builders, RP's, local authorities and funders on a wide range of issues affecting the house building and social housing sectors.The team's work includes:Freehold and leasehold acquisitions and disposalsDevelopment AgreementsSite set-upsOption agreements and strategic land planningPre-emption agreementsSite assembly for both brownfield and greenfield sitesPromotion agreementsConsortium/collaboration agreementsOverage arrangementsPlanning, infrastructure and environmental issuesAffordable housing disposals and planning agreementsMixed user site developmentCity/town centre regeneration schemesLarge volume plot salesStock transfer and rationalisationRegulationFunding and related drawdown work

Purpose of job

Candidates should be able to demonstrate a following or strong connections within the industry.This is an excellent opportunity for an individual to join a successful team in a growing firm which enjoys an excellent reputation in this area who is capable of helping to drive forward the firm's ambitious expansion plans for housebuilding work.


Reviewing and managing your team/employee competencies and training needs to enable them to perform their role effectively within the information security space;Ensuring that your team/ employees are aware of the relevance and importance of their activities and how they contribute to the achievement of information security objectives.Partner/Director/Managers have the authority to arrange training and awareness activities for the employees under their direction, within budget constraints and act to prevent an information security incident from occurring or escalating, where possible.

The candidate

An ambitious Senior Associate+ with +8 years' experience gained within a well-regarded city, regional or national firm or in-house with a major housebuilder with a particular skills in site acquisition and assembly and/or volume plot sales provision, or a mix of Social/Affordable Housing.You may already be an experienced partner looking for a change or for your next challenge. He/she would be expected to play an active role in marketing and business development as well as providing a high level of service to clients.Competitive salary (dependent on experience/ability) and benefits including pension scheme, agile working policy, private medical insurance, permanent health insurance, life assurance, holiday from 30 days (pro-rata), cycle to work scheme and childcare vouchers.

Equal opportunities

We are committed to recruiting individuals on merits of suitability for each role, on the basis of qualifications and experience. All applications are treated fairly and equally regardless of sexual orientation, race, disability, religious beliefs and any other protected characteristic, ensuring that there are equal opportunities at all stages of the recruitment process.

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