Charity Property/Commercial Property Lawyer

PQE: 3 years +
Term: Permanent
Working hours: Full-time
Reports to: Head of Department
Team: Ecclesiastical
Location: London
The firm

Winckworth Sherwood is an exciting, diverse and growing business. Joining our team will see you work with some of the UK’s most interesting clients.


Our Values

Our values sit at the heart of everything we do. They are what make Winckworth Sherwood unique. A combination of our people, our history and our culture forming a core set of values which unite us. We pride ourselves on being a diverse and inclusive workplace where individuals and teams can thrive in a friendly and respectful environment. Our values fall into three broad categories based on how we think, work and act. They are all linked and they all complement each other:

Think: Progressive, Diverse, Inclusive

Work: Hardworking, Vocational, Entrepreneurial

Act: Friendly, Respectful, Collaborative



The role

As an integral part of a highly regarded team providing for the legal needs of 8 Church of England dioceses and many other charitable clients, the successful candidate will:

  • undertake an exceptional variety of high quality property transactions including charity property disposals and acquisitions, commercial leases, assisting with major development projects and a range of unusual and interesting instructions
  • take a lead  in supporting and developing the client relationship with a key diocesan client
  • provide advice across a wide range of legal disciplines, including property, ecclesiastical, charity and trust law
Candidate specification
  • be committed to working with and developing long-term relationships with church and charity clients

  • have a good, up-to-date knowledge and understanding of the Church of England

  • have the strong intellectual capacity needed to be able to deal with the full range of legal challenges this role brings

  • be eager to develop a broad base of legal skills and experience

  • be pragmatic and flexible

  • be confident and have good presentation skills

  • want to make a distinctive contribution to the life of our clients

  • understand the commercial pressures of working in private legal practice