Senior Associate / Legal Director / Partner

PQE: 6 years +
Term: Permanent
Working hours: Full-time (37.5 per week)
Department: Commercial Property (Real Estate Investment)
Location: Any Regional Office - Cambridge, Chelmsford, Ipswich or Norwich.
The firm

Birketts is an ambitious full service, top 50 UK law firm, operating in East Anglia, Essex, London and the surrounding areas.  With a rich heritage spanning over 150 years we’ve built an enviable track record advising businesses, institutions and individuals in the UK and internationally.

Throughout our history our ethos has remained simple: we provide clear legal advice and value and insight to our clients.

We believe that through this approach and a combination of technical excellence and high quality service we can develop long-lasting partnerships and become our clients' solicitor of choice.

The department

The Real Estate Investment Team is expanding its core team and we are seeking a Senior Associate, Legal Director or lateral Partner, from 6 years PQE + to come and join us. The role is primarily based with the core team in our Norwich office but flexible working from any of our other regional offices (Cambridge, Chelmsford or Ipswich) would be considered. 

Together, as a collaborative firm, we have close to 1000 people working with us and we are ranked highly in the Legal 500 across all areas we practice in. We are people orientated, offering a dynamic, progressive and supportive culture where you can learn from our Partners and Senior Associates who are experts in their field.

Our Real Estate Investment team is a dedicated to acting for some of the most prestigious and sophisticated real estate investors globally. The team assists clients with the whole range of portfolio asset management, high value and volume acquisition, financing and disposal transactional work and acts for key clients such as M7 Real Estate Ltd, Westbrook Partners, Blackstone/Mileway, Realty Income Corporation, Alternative Income REIT Plc, Valor Real Estate and Oxford Properties Group.

The candidate

Ideally you will be working for a well-regarded city, regional or national firm with a well-developed knowledge and bias towards property investment.

The role would suit an ambitious highly efficient lawyer with experience in institutional investment type transactions.

From Senior Associate our Legal Talent framework does not promote on PQE guidelines and promotion to Legal Director and Partner will always be based on the strength of the business case.  We welcome candidates who can bring ambition, drive and growth to our team and in return we can offer the first class opportunities with a progressive career path.

Equal opportunities

We are committed to recruiting individuals on merits of suitability for each role, on the basis of qualifications and experience. All applications are treated fairly and equally regardless of sexual orientation, race, disability, religious beliefs and any other protected characteristic, ensuring that there are equal opportunities at all stages of the recruitment process.


One of the best things about joining Birketts is our rewards package. At Birketts we’re appreciative of the people who work for us and our rewards package is reviewed regularly to reflect that. You can expect to receive:

  • 25 days holiday (FTE) plus Bank Holidays
  • Long Service holiday award – 1 extra week every 10 years continuous service
  • Private Healthcare - BUPA (offered after probation is passed)
  • Scottish Widows Pension Scheme (5% employer / 5% Employee)
  • Staff Profit Share / Salary sacrifice (Pensions, Staff Profit Share)
  • Life Assurance   - 4 x salary / Permanent Health Insurance
  • Paid ESG (Environmental, Social and Governance) day
  • Enhanced Maternity/Paternity Leave
  • Season Ticket Loan
  • Gym Flex membership
  • Electric car scheme
  • Dress for your Day Policy
  • Discounted legal services.
  • Agile Working Policy

For further details about this exciting role, please email

Birketts is a flexible business which has embraced a hybrid working model where our colleagues enjoy a mix of home and office working. We welcome applications from people looking for flexible, agile and part time roles and we are happy to explore your preferred working patterns as part of your application.