Job Ref JMH.805a
Salary Competitive Salary
Experience Level NQ - 1 YRS PQE2- 5 YRS PQE
Practice Area Property
Commercial Property Lawyer/ Commercial Real Estate Lawyer – based in Guernsey or Jersey.
This is a rare opportunity for a junior commercial property lawyer to join one of the leading offshore law firms in the Channel Islands. Opportunities exist in both the Guernsey and Jersey offices, and in either case you will be part of a small but highly acclaimed team that is frequently involved in the largest and most interesting real estate work on the islands. You will enjoy a diverse practice advising clients on areas such as commercial, leisure and residential development, real estate finance and all aspects of leasing, as well as working with colleagues in the corporate team on the property aspects of mergers and acquisitions. Your client base will span developers and financiers, high-net-worth private investors, banks and financial institutions, and both buyers and sellers.
The role is likely to suit someone in the NQ to three years’ experience range. You will have strong commercial property experience (or at least one relevant training seat if an NQ) and you will be comfortable in a client-facing capacity and who revels in the opportunity to take on responsibility. Opportunities for progression are excellent in what is a high-performing, growing team.
The Channel Islands
For a city-based lawyer who thrives on big-ticket work but craves an escape from the rat race, few places compete with the Channel Islands, home to two of the world’s premier offshore financial centres. Jersey and Guernsey have strong and highly competitive legal sectors, housing teams that number many alumni of the leading London or international outfits amongst their ranks. They do complex blue-chip work, in a nice environment without the trappings of a big law firm culture. Work-life balance tends to be good, leaving plenty of time to enjoy what is an enviable coastal lifestyle and London is only an hour away making it easy to get that city fix when (or if) you need it.
Interviews will take place by videoconference with start dates negotiable, depending on notice period. Our clients provide comprehensive assistance with licenses (where applicable) and relocation, including temporary accommodation on arrival.
Origin Legal International
Our team has over 20 years’ experience of helping lawyers to make international and offshore moves. If you would like to find out more about this role or discuss an overseas move in general, please get in touch or check the international resources page of our website.