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Environmental Solicitor

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Sheffield and South Yorkshire
Private Practice
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Permanent role
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Environmental Solicitor, leading UK law firm, Sheffield

The Firm
The firm is one of the UK's leading regional law practices offering services to commercial and private clients across a range of practice areas. Operating from 11 UK locations, its solicitors and lawyers act for a range of clients throughout the UK with many clients having strong international connections. This client base reflects the firms nationwide strength and service delivery with an ethos of delivering positive, practical solutions and clear, comprehensive advice. With a clear aim to attract and retain the most talented people, the firm encourages a healthy work-life balance and has been featured in the Sunday Times Best Companies list.

The Opportunity
The busy and highly regarded Environmental department is looking for a solicitor with experience of acting on a wide range of property and corporate transaction types and advising on a wide range of stand-alone environmental law issues, to join the team in Sheffield. Contentious experience is advantageous although not essential. Main duties will be to;

· Advise on strategies for environmental risk management in a variety of transactions/circumstances
· Undertake legal due diligence and provide focussed reporting to the client on the environmental risks and propose effective mitigation of such risks
· Provide drafting on environmental issues in transactional documents including sale and purchase agreements, development agreements, share purchase agreements, leases etc. and undertake subsequent negotiations of these provisions
· Draft ancillary environmental documents for transactions e.g. reliance letters relating to environmental reports, site investigation licences
· Advise on appointment of environmental consultants and appropriate terms and conditions
· Advise on the use of environmental insurance and undertake negotiations with the insurer (via a broker) on bespoke environmental insurance policies

You will also advise clients directly on a range of stand-alone environmental issues to include asbestos, environmental permitting, waste and reuse of materials and contaminated land. Strengths in other areas are highly welcome. The ability to contribute to the Environment teams business development activities is essential. You will have the ability to add value and raise the departments profile through various means.

You will be a solicitor with a minimum of 3 years' PQE within the field. Solicitors operating at a senior level with 9 years experience will ideally have a client following.

This is a great opportunity for a solicitor with a desire to specialise in the field on environmental law in Sheffield. You will be given the opportunity to work for a highly recognised practice and a silver standard accredited Investor in People Company, which means the firm is recognised for its efforts to improve work place engagement, leadership, personal growth, wellbeing, team working and our impact on society.

A market-leading salary and benefits package is on offer.

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