Property Energy & Infrastructure Lawyer 6+ PQE

Pinsent Masons
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We are currently looking to recruit a senior Property Lawyer to join our Property Energy & Infrastructure team, part of our UK national Property Group, preferably based out of our Glasgow office, but we will also consider candidates who wish to be based out of our other Scottish offices. We are ideally looking to recruit a candidate with upwards of 6 years’ PQE.


We boast one of the largest groups of dedicated property lawyers in the UK. When you instruct Pinsent Masons to act on your property matter, you are tapping into the combined expertise of over 240 highly skilled lawyers, including many renowned experts. Clients praise us for our commercial approach, providing clear, relevant and timely advice.

Sector insight is absolutely central to the way we work. Within our large Property Group, we have one of the largest teams of property lawyers specialising in major energy and infrastructure sector work. Our clients include the developers, funders and investors involved in such projects.  For example we have been involved in onshore wind farm work across the UK for more than 20 years, major solar projects, and almost uniquely amongst law firms, we have acted on all of the world’s largest offshore wind farms, all of which are located in UK territorial waters. We often work with our planning and consenting colleagues on securing both the land rights and the permission to build such projects and obtaining compulsory acquisition powers. For “big six” utility company E.ON we have been appointed on a sole adviser basis and the team is responsible for managing E.ON’s entire UK property requirements including securing land rights for its expanding district heating business.

The Candidate Required

The successful candidate will ideally (but not essential) have gained experience in commercial property with a large regional or national practice and ideally (but again not essential) have some experience of property work on energy and infrastructure projects. They will have a strong academic background and an outgoing personality.  Candidates must also be technically excellent but equally important, commercially aware and enthusiastic about, and demonstrate a track record of, business development.  They will be a team player with a strong client focussed approach. 

Lawyers joining this friendly and dynamic team will encounter a broad range of energy and infrastructure property work, acting for a range of high-profile clients on large and nationally significant energy and infrastructure transactions. In particular the successful candidate will work on wind (on and offshore), solar, hydro and nuclear transactions in the energy sphere.  Whilst the successful candidate will sit within our property energy and infrastructure team (which is part of our UK national Property Group), they will have close links to other teams in our Corporate, Banking and Projects teams who are also focussed on the energy and infrastructure sectors, which are two of our Global Sectors.

What will we offer you?

We are a market leading, dynamic and growing team who work together to produce outstanding results for our clients.

  • We invest in our team and have a first-class training and career development programme, regular 121s, career discussions and biannual appraisals. Our training reflects our position as a market leader. Our training will assist you to develop as a specialist with valuable sector knowledge and the ability to deliver "best of breed" services.
  • Early responsibility and opportunities to develop client relationships.


Pinsent Masons won the ‘Best Talent and Inclusion’ award at The Lawyer Awards 2022 and is the only law firm named in the top 16 most inclusive businesses in Europe by the Financial Times Diversity Leaders Report. The firm is named amongst the top inclusive UK employers for the 16th consecutive year by LGBT+ equality charity Stonewall in its Workplace Equality Index and won the Legal Business ‘Law Firm of the Year’ award in 2021. Go to to view all of our global awards and nominations.

Should you require further details, please contact our in-house Lateral Recruitment Advisor Anwen Wallington who can discuss the role and requirements.

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At Pinsent Masons we value diversity and inclusion. We are committed to creating a better workplace where all our talent can succeed and feel like they belong. We want to attract, retain and develop people at all levels and encourage applications from all suitably qualified candidates whatever your ethnicity, religion, age, physical or mental disability/ long term condition, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression or any other characteristics protected by local law in the jurisdictions in which we operate.

About our culture:
Champion change, promote progress and enable everyone, to make business work better for people.

Our purpose informs everything we do. In combination with our code and values it gives us a clear direction for how we can make business work better for people for you, our colleagues, our clients and the wider community.

How flexible working works with us:
As part of the firm's HR strategy, we are committed to being supportive about flexible working patterns and consider it important that we allow all individuals the opportunity to take advantage of flexible working should they wish to and if the firm can accommodate it. At application stage our recruitment team are happy to discuss what flexibility is required and will always have open and honest conversations with the hiring team to agree what works for you and the business.

We are a truly agile firm and believe work is something we do and not somewhere we go. Agile workers may work from any location – including but not necessarily from home. They may also break up their working day to enable them to take time out for caring, family or other interests and responsibilities, before completing their work outside traditional, 'core' office hours.

In 2021 we introduced a Carers Policy to help support individuals in the business with significant caring responsibilities, allowing up to five days paid carers leave per year on top of the standard holiday allowance.

How we support parents:
- Flexible working policy
- Agile working policy
- Carers Leave policy
- At senior support level, you are entitled to private healthcare for you and your immediate family
- Employee Assistance Programme provides lots of useful information on looking after your health and wellbeing of you and your family
- Access to a savings platform to get discounts and offers from some of the UK's most popular retailers and attractions.
- Family Matters support network
- Maternity/ Paternity leave
- Global Family Leave (new in 2022) offering new parents – whether expecting or adopting – 16 weeks of paid leave up
to the child’s first birthday, for parents of any gender, regardless of where you are based.

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