We are recruiting for an Associate to join our Real Estate – Leisure & Retail team in Bristol or Manchester. This role is offered on a fully flexible working basis and would best suit a qualified lawyer 1+ years PQE.


Your Role 

As a key addition to the team, day to day you can expect to be involved with:

  • Carrying out estate management work such as grant of leases, tenancies, licences, assignments, underlettings, deeds of variation etc
  • Supporting others who are dealing with disposals, acquisitions and refinancing of commercial property (freehold and leasehold), by way of individual property transactions or packages/portfolios
  • Carrying out property due diligence, including supporting on corporate transactions
  • Providing all our clients with a quality service in accordance with the firm's procedures
  • Maintaining and improving relations with existing clients and spot opportunities for business development and enhancement of the current services we offer
  • Working with clients in the retail and consumer goods sector, developing an understanding of the sector they work in and the opportunities/threats they face


Your Skills & Experience 

  • A qualified lawyer with previous commercial property experience
  • 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 enthusiasm for business development, and an appetite for keeping up to date with the latest developments in your practice area and sector focus 
  • Understand your client’s business needs, and act in the best interest of the firm and the client 
  • Ambitious and enthusiastic team player, able to support senior fee earners and contribute to our collaborative culture.   


Your Team 

We are one of the UK's largest real estate groups, with over 180 people, 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.  

The Leisure and Retail team sits within our real estate group and has 47 people working across our offices in Bristol, London, Manchester and Scotland. In the retail and consumer goods sector we advise many of the UK's leading retailers and consumer goods businesses- our clients represent over 15,000 stores, 1 million employees and £100 billion of retail sales. In the leisure, food and drink sector we act for pub companies, brewers, attractions, restaurants, bars & nightclubs and numerous other operators within this sector. 



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, Manchester
Competitive salary package
Closing Date
Monday 22 April 2024
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