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Commercial Property Lawyer for the Faith and Charities Sector

We are a full-service law firm based in Newcastle upon Tyne serving clients throughout the UK and further afield. We have an outstanding reputation for delivering high quality partner-led advice with exceptional personal service.

With over 200 employees, including 29 partners and 120 lawyers, we are one of the largest law firms in the North East. Our client base includes large companies, owner managed businesses, healthcare professionals, leisure operators and rural businesses.

With a history stretching back over 100 years, we recognise the importance the contribution that businesses like ours should and can have on the local community and we, therefore, encourage our employees to get involved and give back to the local community in which we live and work.

Our vision is to set the standard for legal excellence and in doing so, to become the law firm of choice for businesses, organisations and individuals. To meet our vision and deliver an outstanding service we employ individuals who understand our clients’ needs, take pride in what they do and how they do it. If this sounds like a vision you would like to be a part of and you meet the requirements of the role below, we’d be delighted to hear from you.

The Role 

We require a 3 years’ + PQE Solicitor to join our busy Commercial Property team to provide advice on matters of property, charity and ecclesiastical law to the Anglican Dioceses of both Newcastle and Carlisle, the Methodist Church and other ecclesiastical and charitable organisations.

The role will provide a good mix of work enabling the successful candidate to run their own files and support a wider team.

Examples of our work:

  • Selling and buying ecclesiastical property
  • Advising lay and clergy generally in relation to matters concerning ecclesiastical and charity property
  • Leases including the grant of new leases and renewals
  • Developments projects including overage

The successful candidate will have the opportunity to work alongside a team with long established extensive experience across faith-based institutions and other charities, as well as general commercial property expertise.


We are looking for someone who is self-motivated, highly organised and enthusiastic, who can work quickly and accurately, often within tight timescales, with minimal supervision. The successful candidate will have knowledge of charity law and ecclesiastical law, as well as experience of dealing with commercial property transactions.

There is no requirement for the applicant to attend or be a member of a church, although an interest in charitable organisations/Church of England and/or historic buildings would be favourable.


Salary will be commensurate with experience.

  • Comprehensive benefits package.
  • Opportunity for career progression.

To apply

Please send your CV with a covering letter to Anna Mackenzie ( or upload below.

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