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Future Energy Associate

EPIC

Bristol

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We are looking for a Commercial Property Solicitor / Associate (1+ PQE) to join our successful and highly regarded Energy, Projects, Infrastructure, and Construction (EPIC) team in Bristol. This is a superb opportunity for an ambitious and motivated individual to play a key role within the clean and renewable energy space. The Energy, Projects, Infrastructure, and Construction (EPIC) team at Foot Anstey, which is ranked and recommended in the inaugural Legal 500 Green Guide UK, has huge experience in the renewable / clean energy field and are recognised leaders in the industry.

What you’ll do

In this challenging and varied role, you will play a crucial position in growing and developing the Future Energy sector. You will be working primarily in the renewable energy sector and will be supporting on matters directly in collaboration with our team’s Partners and Legal Directors as well as running your own files. Your focus will be to deliver exceptional client service, working with colleagues to strengthen the skills needed at each level to ensure our clients receive all the support they need, when they need it.

You will be advising our developer, owner-operator, funder and investor clients in the energy sector on solar, storage, EV infrastructure and other renewable and clean energy projects, ensuring work is being done at the right level and with client service central to everything you do. With an understanding of what their commercial drivers are, working alongside our clients and tailoring your approach to their commercial goals.

You will be experienced in developing strong and effective relationships, offering commercially relevant and practical advice from the outset. Working with us, you will encounter a broad range of energy and infrastructure property work, acting for a range of well-known, high-profile clients on large and nationally significant energy and infrastructure transactions.

What we’re looking for

The successful candidate will ideally have gained experience in commercial property with a large regional or national practice as well as previous exposure with commercial property work on energy and infrastructure projects, including knowing their way around the sector-specialist elements of an option, lease, and renewable energy development. We’re seeking someone who is personally self-motivated and equally able to motivate others; with the enthusiasm and commitment to share knowledge and build capacity across the wider team.

In your current work, you will enjoy engaging with your clients growing your relationship as a trusted business advisor. You do this by readily understanding the commercial context of your clients and the nuances and influences which shape the sector. In return, you will be fully encouraged, supported, and resourced to be successful in growing your skill set and practice, complementing the considerable skills across the sector team. You’ll be keen to progress, and we will work with you to ensure you realise your potential by agreeing realistic and achievable goals which will get you to where you want to go.

 

If you are looking for a forward-thinking firm with the ambition to succeed, this is the perfect opportunity for you. If you have any questions or would like to discuss this role further, please contact our Talent Acquisition Team via email at [email protected], and we will respond as soon as possible.

Pre-employment screening

Successful applicants will be required to complete a pre-employment screening process which includes a financial integrity check and a DBS check. If you wish to discuss any issues or questions in connection with this, please do speak in confidence with a member of the Talent Acquisition Team.

Eligibility to work in the UK

Eligibility to work in the UK will be verified in the final stages of the selection process. All candidates must be able to prove their right to work in the UK, which may include meeting the Home office criteria for Visa sponsorship. Candidates who require sponsorship should evaluate the Home Office eligibility criteria for a Skilled Worker visa before applying and keep up to date with any legal developments.

Our offer to you

In return for your efforts, you can expect scope for personal as well as professional development. We encourage people to engage with our popular and well supported coaching and mentoring programmes, which connect you to people right across the firm and at every level. We create space for mental and physical wellbeing with our weekly Lifestyle Hour, along with market leading family friendly policies, including a fertility support package, health cash plan, 28 days annual leave and a sabbatical you can take every 5 years. You can also buy holiday, and manage your benefits flexibly using our sophisticated portal to configure your total reward offer according to what you value most. As part of this, you can make ongoing or one-off donations to our charitable foundation and access our CSR programme where you can engage with community-based initiatives (as a team, or individually) twice a year, to give something back where you feel it matters. 

Why Foot Anstey?

As one of the UK’s fastest growing law firms, Foot Anstey believes in helping our clients and people achieve their ambitions, unlocking new and exciting opportunities. Our team of business and legal advisors are motivated by understanding clients’ goals and collaborating with them and other advisers to deliver solutions.  By becoming our clients’ most trusted advisor, we are enabling them to achieve their ambitions. How we do it is just as important as what we do. Our values define the way we act with our clients and one another every day, and because of these we think our culture and environment sets us apart.

Over our history we’ve grown from a high-street firm to a significant regional and national player working with leading brands and individuals predominantly across six key sectors: Private Equity, Retail & Consumer, Energy & Infrastructure, Islamic Finance, Developers and Private Wealth. Our strategy of gaining market share through meeting clients’ needs, investing in and developing high quality talent and using technology and innovation to enhance our services has led to significant growth. We now operate from seven locations with offices in Truro, Plymouth, Exeter, Taunton, Bristol, Southampton, and London. Our Southampton office supports various regional hubs, one of which is Manchester.

Our people are central to our success, in every part of the business. We actively support our employees to achieve their aspirations through offering meaningful careers with balanced rewards, which have been carefully designed to focus on personal wellbeing. We offer continual opportunities for support and professional development through our Business Skills Academy and Digital Skills Academy and believe in empowering each other to achieve and strive to create a progressive and inclusive working environment. Being forward-thinking, we are open to discussing flexible working patterns for all of our vacancies, with over 40% of our existing employees having a permanent flexible working pattern. In addition, our impressive suite of flexible benefits will enable you to prioritise what matters most to you. 

Creating a diverse and inclusive workplace is integral to delivering our strategy, and we were delighted to be awarded the National Equality Standard for a second time in 2021.  We consider this to be right at the heart of our priorities and goes way beyond our policies – it’s something we consider across everything we do, from the make-up of our client teams, encouraging staff to reach their potential, through to our leadership. We aim to support our clients and our people to achieve their goals, regardless of background, gender, race, beliefs, sexuality or other non-work related factors. We champion aspiration and encourage it in everyone that works with us.  As such we actively encourage applications from all suitably qualified people, regardless of any characteristics protected by law. If you apply for this role you may be encouraged to answer our diversity and social mobility monitoring questions, so please be reassured that any answers you provide will remain entirely anonymous and confidential and will in no way impact your application.

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