Partner

Recruiter
Womble Bond Dickinson
Location
Southampton
Salary
Competitive
Posted
24 May 2019
Closes
21 Jun 2019
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
The Housing Group at Womble Bond Dickinson has a deserved reputation for providing high quality legal advice, acting as trusted advisors to many of the key players across the sector. It's one of the largest of its kind covering the Private Rented Sector, Build To Rent, Student, Retirement, Public Sector, Social, Affordable and Development including Housebuilding, with a client list that includes some of the largest and most well-known organisations in the sector. It's also a sector which is experiencing significant growth having seen its revenue double in the last 5 years. Now firmly established as a national team, we're looking for a Partner or senior lawyer and/or team, to join us and lead the development of the practice in our Southampton office.

It's an exciting time for us here at Womble Bond Dickinson and we believe we have a great story to share. Our transatlantic combination, just over 12 months ago, is already delivering great results and has given us a solid platform for growth. Whilst the US links are creating great opportunities for our clients, and our business, we've by no means forgotten our roots and our regional heritage remains central to our business strategy. We've a clear vision, that our Partnership all buy into and support, and that shared ambition is what will ensure that we deliver a profitable and sustainable business for our clients and our people.

What we're looking for

This is a great opportunity for an ambitious Partner not only to come in and develop the Housing practice in Southampton, but to also work with a fantastic group of partners in growing our wider Southampton offering. We're looking for a partner with a credible track record in this sector, capable of delivering growth and increasing revenue for the Real Estate Business Group. You'll also be expected to support and drive the wider strategic vision of growth for Womble Bond Dickinson. But as well as driving our business forward, you'll have an equally important role to play in the development of our people, coaching and mentoring and taking responsibility for their career development.

What's in it for you

We've a strong, collaborative culture where success is rewarded and our people are supported and encouraged to achieve their potential, whatever their role in the business. That means you'll benefit from a hugely talented group of business professionals all of whom are enthusiastic and committed to the success of our business and ready to support your practice development whether that's through sector or business development advice and support, learning and development opportunities or technology and innovation.

We might not be shouting it from the rooftops but we've some pretty innovative solutions for our clients and the Real Estate team are fully embracing those technologies and practices, all designed to make your life, and those of your clients, that much easier. You can read more about WBD Advance, and what it can do to support you, here .

We recognise that just because you're a partner, your need for career development doesn't end there. Our Learning and Development team have worked with best in class providers, to design a number of masterclasses for partners intended to enhance your leadership and business skills.

In addition, through our D&I practices and programmes we work hard to ensure that difference is visibly valued and welcomed. Visit our D&I page to find out more.

The next step

This is an exciting, but hopefully rewarding role. If you're up for that challenge then you have the chance to develop your practice, and career, with a firm prepared to invest and support you through our Partnership framework.

If you'd like a confidential chat, please get in touch to find out more; my name is Samantha Lee and you can reach me on or connect with me on LinkedIn. If you're more comfortable talking to one of our partners, I'd be happy to make that introduction for you.