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Senior Associate, Real Estate, Guildford (HR0257)

11 Oct 2018


Senior Associate (HR0257)


Real Estate (Commercial)




Full time


Dependent on experience


  • 21.5 days holiday p/a plus 3.5 over the Christmas period
  • Day off for your birthday
  • Perkbox (Discounts on food and drink, entertainment and shopping.
  • Private Medical Insurance
  • Life Assurance
  • Season ticket loans
  • 5% pension contribution


You will work alongside the 12 Partners and Staff in the Real Estate Guildford team, with the wider Real Estate department consisting of over 103 staff and Partners being based in our other offices.



DMH Stallard is a Legal 100 firm with a headcount of 302, which provides integrated legal services from offices in London, Gatwick, Guildford, Horsham and Brighton. We were awarded Corporate Law Firm of the Year by South East Dealmakers in 2012, 2014, 2016 and 2017.


Are you a confident individual with experience in commercial property work? Do you want to work for an award winning, supportive law firm that develops their own?  This could be the beginning of the rest of your career!


We are looking for a Senior Associate to join our Real Estate Commercial team in our Guildford office.  The role is to operate as an effective member of the RE Guildford Commercial team, working on a variety of commercial property transactions to include commercial landlord and tenant work, development agreements, acquisitions and disposals, secured lending, and general commercial property advice. The individual is expected to develop good working relationships with clients and other team members, and achieve the targets as defined by the Group Head/Head of Department, including contribution, hours and fees. The individual will ideally have a connection with the local market and will need to either have a following or good prospects of developing one in the short term, based on local referrers/contacts.




The key criteria for the ideal candidate will include:  

  • Solid experience of commercial property work is essential (or with a demonstrable ability to do so) together with good drafting skills which are especially important in the context of option agreements, conditional contracts, promotion agreements, sub-sales and assignments.
  • Knowledge of property legislation, including relevant case law.
  • A commercial and pragmatic approach to advice and negotiations is highly important.
  • Previous experience of working closely with clients and acting as their legal advisor.
  • Experience of managing and developing client relationships.
  • A willingness to contribute to business development is preferred. 
  • Understanding the importance of client care with an ability to deal with a wide range of clients with differing objectives including being able to understand the commercial objectives of the client.
  • Able to effectively manage their time to achieve client and internal deadlines.
  • Able to work within a team, supervise more junior fee earners, delegate tasks and support Partners as appropriate.
  • Confident Excel skills sufficient to enable the reviewing of relevant matters.
  • Competent IT skills including Outlook, Word, Digital Dictation and Axxia Case Management software.
  • Ability to draft documentation, with attention to detail.
  • Convey technical legal information in an effective and accessible way.
  • Understanding of the strategy and vision of the firm.


For a full job description, click here.


This is a great opportunity for someone enthusiastic and reliable to work within a forward thinking, award winning law firm.


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