We are recruiting for a Senior Associate to join our Real Estate Future Energy team, to be based in Bristol or Glasgow. We are also very open to hearing from individuals based outside of these locations, who are looking for a hybrid and/or remote working arrangement.  

Maria Connolly leads the team and heads the Real Estate Group; she continues to be the energy behind our success in driving forward our strategy of developing the services we offer to clients in the renewables sector and tailoring those services to meet our clients' business objectives. Maria has recently been awarded with Bristol Law Society’s “Lawyer of the Year” award and is named as a Leading Individual in the Legal 500. 

This is an excellent opportunity for a driven Real Estate Lawyer to join our Legal 500 tier 1 ranked team and develop a specialism within one of the most exciting and topical sectors in the legal profession and beyond. 

It's never been a better time to join TLT. We are proud to have been named Law Firm of the Year at the Legal Business Awards 2023. This marks the third year in a row TLT has presented with this accolade in industry awards – having previously been named Law Firm of the Year at The Lawyer Awards in 2021 and the British Legal Awards in 2022. 


Your Role 

  • Dealing with drafting option agreements and leases on a wide range of clean energy projects (including wind, solar, battery storage, electric vehicles, and hydro). 
  • Undertaking due diligence on these projects to include a review of title, enquiries, and searches. 
  • Acting in relation to the financing of clean energy projects and large-scale acquisitions/disposals which will involve working with individuals in our corporate, banking, construction, planning and regulatory disciplines. 
  • There will plenty of opportunity for client contact, running own files and early responsibility for delivery of transactions etc. 
  • Providing support in relation to other aspects of work undertaken in the team including landlord and tenant work, corporate support, and public sector work. 
  • To provide all our clients with a quality service in accordance with the Firm’s procedures. 
  • To maintain and improve relations with existing clients and spot opportunities for business development and enhancement of the current services we offer. 
  • To achieve the budget and targets set by the Firm.    


Your Skills and Experience 

You will be/have: 

  • A Qualified Solicitor (England & Wales qualified, or Scottish qualified, or Dual Qualified in both England & Wales and Scotland), with the ability to work independently with limited supervision. 
  • At least 3 years of post-qualification experience within real estate. Ideally you will have experience working with clients in the future energy sector, however we encourage those with a keen interest to specialise in this sector to apply.  
  • A forward thinker, with excellent analytical, communication and organisational skills, you will be self-motivated with the ability to manage workloads and deadlines 
  • Commercially aware with some exposure to business development, with the ability to maintain and nurture strong client relationships 
  • Able to develop a deep understanding of your client’s business needs, and act in the best interest of the firm and the client  
  • Able to contribute to our collaborative culture, with an ambition to assist in the development of junior team members 


Your Team 

We are one of the UK's largest real estate groups, with a team of over 180, advising on thousands of transactions across England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland each year. Clients instruct us for this experience, our depth of expertise and sector know-how. Many of our real estate partners are independently recognised as leading individuals in the field by the legal industry's annual directory rankings. Clients including many in-house lawyers trust us with both 'high profile' and business as usual work.  

We act across the industry for corporate occupiers, developers, banks, investors and public bodies. We're active in the future energy market, for example, advising on over 30% of all UK solar renewables projects and working on some of the UK's major energy infrastructure projects.  


About TLT 

Fast paced, fast growing and forward thinking, TLT is the law firm that helps clients stay one step ahead, and we do the same for our people. 

We work with high profile clients in innovative sectors. With local, national and international reach, we have over 1,200 people in offices across the UK and a network of partner firms across Europe, India and the US. In 2021 we were named The Lawyer’s Law Firm of the Year, recognising our incredible success story. 

Our purpose is to protect, prepare and progress our clients for what comes next and it’s essential that we do the same for our people, our planet and our communities too. In our open and collaborative culture, we encourage everyone to be their whole self, to have a voice and to contribute.  


Our Benefits 

We value our employees highly and we want you to feel valued. You’ll receive a competitive salary with an annual pay review. You will also have access to an extensive range of benefits via our flexible benefits scheme including 25 days holiday (which will increase to 30 days based upon length of service) and private medical insurance.  

At TLT we have a progressive fully flexible working approach. We empower our people to work in a place and at a time that meets their needs, those of their clients and of the wider team and firm. Part of this agile approach is a focus on hybrid working and supporting the work/life balance of our people. 

TLT is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive working environment and encourages applications from all suitably qualified people, regardless of any of the characteristics protected by the laws in the locations in which we operate.  


We welcome applications from people with disabilities and are committed to providing reasonable adjustments, where necessary, to make interviews and jobs more accessible. Should you have any difficulty during the recruitment process, require any reasonable adjustments or an application to Access to work please contact the recruitment team on HR-Recruitment@TLTsolicitors.com  


Legal careers
Bristol, Glasgow, Remote
Market Rate, Competitive
Closing Date
Wednesday 20 December 2023
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