Senior Associate, Banking and Real Estate Finance, Guildford

Location: Guildford, Surrey
Salary: £Competitive
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Louise Prynne
HR Co-ordinator

Overall purpose of the job

You will be responsible for providing legal expertise and guidance to clients engaged in banking and real estate finance work in connection with SME, short term and development finance lending to include loan structuring, facility and security documents, corporate and property due diligence and reporting on title and providing a profitable contribution to the work of the Banking and Real Estate Finance team.

Our focus is on providing outstanding client service, through expert, clear advice and assistance with banking and real estate finance transactions, delivered in a professional and engaged way that leads to high levels of client satisfaction. We work together at all levels of our team to create a supportive and pro-active environment to achieve this.

Key tasks, duties and quality standards:

  • Provide legal counsel and guidance to clients on real estate finance matters, including secured lending, mortgages, refinancing, and other related transactions.
  • Analyse and assess the legal risks and implications of real estate financing deals, offering solutions to mitigate risks and ensure compliance with regulations.
  • Collaborate with clients, financial institutions, and other stakeholders to structure real estate financing transactions effectively.
  • Draft and review legal documents, including loan agreements, security documentation and contracts to outline the terms and conditions of financing arrangements.
  • Conduct thorough due diligence to verify that the proposed security property offers adequate security, assess any potential issues and ensure the accuracy of documentation.
  • Identify any legal obstacles or concerns that could impact the financing transaction and work to resolve them.
  • Stay up-to-date with relevant laws, regulations, and industry standards related to real estate financing in the UK.
  • Ensure that all transactions adhere to legal and regulatory requirements, including anti-money laundering (AML) and Know Your Customer (KYC) procedures.
  • Represent clients in negotiations, meetings, and discussions with other parties involved in the transaction, including lenders, borrowers, investors, and regulatory authorities.
  • Oversee the entire real estate financing process, from initial discussions and due diligence to completion and post-completion matters.
  • Coordinate with other legal professionals, paralegals, and support staff to ensure the smooth execution of the transaction.
  • Assess potential risks associated with real estate financing deals and provide strategic advice to clients on risk management and mitigation.
  • To assist the team as a whole in meeting its fee earning targets by providing help regarding advice and assistance to clients of the team as well as other teams of the firm.
  • Demonstrates consistent willingness to become involved in activities of the firm outside of those of normal working hours.
  • Is developing a client/referrer base and appreciates and identifies opportunities to refer work to other teams.
  • Promotes good file management.
  • Ability to work self-sufficiently without non fee-earner support.
  • Undertake other duties as from time to time required.

Additional and/or different duties:

This job description is non exhaustive and the firm reserves the right to vary the duties and responsibilities of the post holder at any time according to the needs of the firm’s business.

Person specification

Qualifications:

  • Qualified solicitor in England with a valid practising certificate: A minimum of 5 years of post qualification experience handling real estate and finance related legal matters.

Essential personal qualities and attributes:

  • Is professional and courteous in communication at all times, both internally with colleagues and externally with clients and others.
  • Demonstrates a positive attitude.
  • Sound training.
  • Analytical mindset with the ability to identify and resolve complex legal issues.
  • Strong organizational skills to manage multiple transactions simultaneously and meet deadlines.
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal, with the ability to communicate complex legal concepts clearly to various stakeholders.
  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively within a team.
  • Strong attention to detail and organizational skills.
  • Understands and adheres to regulatory and compliance procedures at all times.
  • Demonstrates an understanding of, and alignment with, the values of the firm.

Desirable skills, knowledge and abilities:

  • Prior knowledge of Practice Evolve or other practice management systems.
  • Familiarity with Practical Law and LexisNexis.

If you are interested, please send your CV and covering letter to jobs@twmsolicitors.com

TWM Solicitors (www.twmsolicitors.com) is an Equal Opportunities Employer.

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