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Housing Litigation Lawyer

We’re one of the largest specialist teams outside of London, and partnership is a reality here.

Our Housing Litigation Department is one of the largest specialist teams outside of London and is headed by 2 partners, Martin and Karl with a team of 2 Directors, 4 Senior Associates, 2 Associates and 5 other non-qualified fee earners.

We advise in all areas covered by commercial and residential landlord and tenant law, and also in relation to Real Property disputes (Restrictive Covenants, Rights to Light, Easements, Mines and Minerals etc).

Martin leads on the commercial side of the practice and Karl is head of the residential. The two existing Directors are commercial specialists and we are looking for ambitious and driven candidates that can add further experience and expertise at that Director level from a residential perspective.

The lawyers with a residential work act for a broad category of residential sector clients, including private and public sector clients with nationwide long leasehold and tenanted portfolios, property consultancy firms, retail lenders and fixed charge receivers.

What we are looking for:

  • An experienced solicitor with at least 6 years’ PQE in this specialism
  • Specialise in all aspects of residential landlord and tenant law
  • Preferably have a client following and would be joining us with a brief to build on the existing client base and grow the residential side of the practice

Why join Walker Morris:

When you’re looking for a job, we know it’s about more than just the role. That’s why we provide the support you need to develop and grow your career. We’ve hybrid and flexible working, so you can make work and life work together for you. Walker Morris is a top 100 commercial law firm where you don’t have to fit a mould, so you can bring your full self to work and our commitment to a meaningful work life balance means you can take your full-self home again too!

We’ve recently launched the new Walker Morris brand, which brings to life what it’s really like to work with and within the firm. What it really comes back to is our purpose, to forge your own path. It means we’re 70% corporate professional law firm but with 30% individual expression – meaning we’re personal, modern and have a drive for innovation.

What we offer:

  • Flexible working – we understand work-life balance is important, we are open to discussing your hybrid working preferences
  • Annual Leave – minimum of 25 days per year, increasing to 31 days with length of service. Also – buy/sell holidays up to 5 days per year
  • Bonus Scheme – our annual bonus scheme recognises outstanding contributions to the firm and our ambitions. All colleagues are eligible subject to meeting the criteria of the scheme.
  • Sabbatical Scheme – accrue up to 2 weeks’ sabbatical over a 2 year period, or 4 weeks’ sabbatical over 3 years
  • Pension – saving for retirement? Let us do the hard work for you. We auto-enrol all eligible colleagues in to a workplace pension and we contribute a minimum of 5% of annual salary
  • Life Assurance – 4x your annual salary in the event of a death in service

At Walker Morris we are working to be an inclusive employer, and we encourage people from all backgrounds, ways of thinking and working to apply. We particularly welcome applications from Disabled, Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic as well as LGBTQ+ and non-binary candidates. Each individual brings their own unique capabilities, experiences and characteristics to their work, so you don’t have to meet all the requirements listed to apply for this role.

Interested to find out more?

Please feel free to contact
Karl Anders on

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Karl Anders on

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