Real Estate Disputes Associate (NQ – 1PQE)


Permanent - Full Time



Job Role

Real Estate Disputes

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About Withersworldwide

Withersworldwide has been acting for successful individuals, families and institutions for 125 years.  We advise clients on the full range of their business, personal and philanthropic legal needs, both at home and abroad. With offices in the key financial centres of Europe, Asia-Pacific, the United States and the Caribbean, we provide coverage and services that other law firms focussed on the needs of the individual cannot.  We have represented 66% of the Top 100 in The Sunday Times Rich List, 25% of the Forbes 400 List, 35% of the Hong Kong Forbes Rich List and 35% of Forbes Asia's Richest Families list.

The Department

The Real Estate Team is a busy, successful and well-regarded group. The Team consists of ten partners and 20 fee earners spread across commercial, residential, rural, real estate disputes and construction practices. 

Our clients include entrepreneurs, investors, developers, landowners, borrowers, banks, funds, occupiers and charities.

We advise non-profit institutions including Great Ormond St Children's Charity and the Tate Gallery and act for 50% of the top 50 UK non-profit organisations.   In addition, we advise high-profile brands such as Soho House, MaxMara and Aston Martin Racing. 

The Role

The role is to work within the Real Estate Disputes team, reporting into the Head of Real Estate Disputes: Andrew Chesser.  

The work includes real property issues (contract disputes, covenants, easements, boundaries, sights of way and land registry matters), landlord and tenant (commercial and residential), development, with some elements of planning and compulsory purchase.

Much of what we do aids to avoid litigation, but we operate in the Courts and Tribunals and we are experienced at mediation.

Key skills and experience

  • Qualified in England and Wales
  • Solid grounding in land law/landlord and tenant/general real estate matters with experience in litigation
  • Be able to work as part of a cross-departmental team and have the ability to work on unfamiliar issues
  • Desire and ability to be involved in our business development initiatives.
  • Excellent academics and have gained the benefit of training in a well-regarded real estate department
  • Strong written and communication skills.
  • Familiarity with technology e.g. excel, word

The essentials

  • Core working hours: 9.30 – 5.30pm but flexibility is a must
  • Six-month probation period
  • 12-week notice period
  • Flexible benefit package


For further information, please contact the recruitment team.


Information for Recruitment Agencies

Withersworldwide endeavours to recruit and fill vacancies directly. However, when we do need to engage with agencies, Withersworldwide operates a preferred supplier list and will not be accepting unsolicited applications from non-PSL agencies for this role.

Equal Opportunities Employment Statement

It is the policy of Withersworldwide to provide equal opportunities for all employees in relation to recruitment, training and promotion.  Decisions in these areas will be made only by reference to the requirements of the job and shall not be influenced by any consideration of ethnic origin, religion, sex, age, sexual orientation or disability.


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