The role We are looking for a Real Estate solicitor to join the Real Estate NSL. Based in Norwich and working in the Food and Agribusiness sector, you will undertake a wide range of real estate work including, the sale and purchase of agricultural land, farms and estates, rural land development schemes, agricultural and business tenancies, farming partnerships, renewable energy projects and mineral leases.Our clients are farmers, investors in land, trustees and owners of landed estates, and other rural property owners. The role offers plenty of direct client contact. The nature of the work and the clients concerned encourages the development of long lasting and fulfilling relationships with both clients and their agents.You will work with partner, Tim Ryan, and other team members focusing on the food and agribusiness sector. The team is part of the wider cross office Real Estate NSL, headed up by partner, Richard Hanson. The person You will be a NQ+ PQE or equivalent real estate experience gained in a high calibre firm. You will also have, good academics, be technically sound, ideally with experience of agricultural property work. You will also need to have an interest in issues such as food security, energy and natural resources. You will need to have excellent communication and interpersonal skills, along with excellent written English the ability to produce clear, logical drafting. The successful person will need to have good research skills, including the ability to use online information sources and will need to have effective time and matter management . Disclosure and barring service check This post is also subject to a satisfactory response from the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) to check for any previous criminal convictionsAs you would expect, the firm offers a generous salary and benefits. Everyone has different priorities and preferences, so at Mills & Reeve you can choose the benefits that appeal to you. From buying holiday and undergoing health screening to leasing a bicycle – the choice is yours.Our core benefits are:Equal all staff bonus based on the firm’s financial performanceGenerous pension including the option to salary sacrificeFive weeks’ annual leave and the option to buy or sell a week each yearExtra day of leave for wedding/civil partnership, religious holiday and house movingBonus week leave every 11th year of continuous serviceEnhanced maternity, paternity and adoption payIncome protection after two years’ serviceLife assurance with the choice of covering between two and 10 times annual basic salaryConfidential employee assistance programme providing guidance on every day issues to more complex matters and both telephone and face to face counselling.What really sets Mills & Reeve apart from other law firms is the way we work with our clients. We understand that clients, in the 21st century, no longer want a traditional law firm – they want one that embraces forward thinking approaches to service, billing, commercial know-how, innovation, people management and community engagement.Pre-employment screening Please note that, in the event that we make an offer of employment, we will conduct pre-employment screening that includes checks relating to your professional and academic qualifications, references from previous employers, your eligibility to work in the UK and any disciplinary history recorded with the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA). You will also be required to complete a self-declaration to assess your character and suitabilityAnd finally Mills & Reeve is committed to providing an inclusive and supportive working environment. We are happy to consider flexible working arrangements and endeavour to achieve the right balance for both our people and the business. This attitude to flexible working ensures we continue to provide outstanding service to our clients, whilst allowing our people to develop their careers in the knowledge that personal priorities will remain just that.Mills & Reeve is committed to promoting equality, diversity and to providing an inclusive and supportive environment. Please click the link below to find further information regarding diversity and inclusion at Mills & Reeve .The launch of the Mills & Reeve BAME and Allies NetworkMills & Reeve interviewed nearly 100 clients asking what they wanted from their law firm. Claire Clarke talks about the results and how it is shaping our 2025 strategy.Mills & Reeve named as one of the top law firms in the UK for fifth year runningBased on measures like quality of management and culture, we have won the RollonFriday firm of the year award three years out of five.The Sunday Times’ Best 100 Companies to Work For 2020For the seventeenth year running, we’ve made it into this prestigious list.We are very proud to have won the Best Trainer – National/Large Regional Firm award at the LawCareers.Net Training & Recruitment Awards 2018.Business Disability ForumOur growing disability working group, “Ability”, collaborates with the Business Disability Forum.StonewallWe are a Stonewall Diversity Champion and have our own LGBT+ and allies network, Spectrum.We are happy to talk about flexible working options.Keep up to date with all the latest Mills & Reeve legal insights, news publications and events.Find out about our latest vacancies and what it’s like to work for us.

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