Newly Qualified Property Litigation Associate

Milton Keynes
10 Apr 2018
28 Apr 2018
Contract Type
Full Time
The firm Dentons is always looking to invest in the highest-quality talent, recognising that our success is built on the diverse and unique strengths of each of the members of our Firm. Dentons is the world's largest law firm, delivering quality and value to clients around the globe. Dentons is a leader on the Acritas Global Elite Brand Index, a BTI Client Service 30 Award winner and recognized by prominent business and legal publications for its innovations in client service, including founding Nextlaw Labs and the Nextlaw Global Referral Network. Dentons' polycentric approach and world-class talent challenge the status quo to advance client interests in the communities in which we live and work. . Purpose of role A fantastic opportunity has arisen for a newly or recently qualified lawyer to join our eminent and Legal 500 and Chamber & Partners ranked Property Litigation team in Milton Keynes. This thriving, progressive and busy practice is run by two partners. Bryan Johnston is described by Legal 500 as being 'sensible and pragmatic with excellent client handling skills' and 'runs an excellent team of property litigators'. David Payton is 'a pleasure to work with' and 'a very thorough and very sound lawyer'. The role spans across all contentious aspects of property related litigation for both commercial and residential clients. Typical work areas include advising on property purchase disputes, overage, rights of light, ratings, restrictive covenants, easements, statutory lease renewals, enfranchisement, tenants' rights of first refusal, party walls and property insolvency. The successful candidate will join, learn and be mentored by an ''outstanding' team of lawyers that has 'a solid knowledge base" and fields an exceptional and enviable portfolio of clients. The role would be ideal for a newly qualified lawyer, however we would consider candidates above this. This position offers a wide and varied workload coupled with excellent career prospects. Responsibilities You will take a supporting role on a variety of disputes and transactions across a range of sectors Build and maintain client relationships Advise on day-to-day property litigation issues for a variety of clients Actively contribute to business development Contribute to thought leadership and raise the profile of the firm externally Required experience, skills and attributes Technical Skills You will have completed a seat in property litigation during your training contract You will possess a strong academic record, including a degree or equivalent You have the ability to work with a degree of independence You will possess good drafting skills and legal research ability Personal attributes Is dedicated to exceptional client service Exceptional interpersonal and communication skills Demonstrates good judgment and resilience skills Shows strong initiative and drive and takes control of own career development Is a committed team player with a willingness to learn and contribute to the success of the team as a whole. Language Capabilities We are a truly global law firm and as such, always welcome hearing from those with foreign language capabilities. Equal opportunities Dentons is committed to providing equal opportunities for all. If, as a result of a disability, you believe that there are aspects of the recruitment process or job that you would find more difficult than a non-disabled person, please tell us as soon as possible. We will then be able to discuss with you any reasonable adjustments that could be made to the recruitment process or the job itself.