Vacancy – Commercial Property Solicitor

Vacancy – Commercial Property Solicitor

A qualified Solicitor with up to 2 years PQE in commercial property is required in our Commercial Property team. The position is based at our Ipswich office and is full time, 9.00am to 5.00pm, with one hour for lunch, Monday to Friday.

For further details please see job description and person specification below.

To apply, please send your CV and covering letter, stating your salary expectations, to Mary Canning, HR Officer, by email to:

Job Description

Job Title: Solicitor

Accountable To: Commercial Property Team Manager

Staff Responsible for: Secretary

1 Job Purpose

To service the legal needs of clients and carry on fee earning work in accordance with the Office Manual and Professional Rules in respect of commercial property and associated matters, including sales and purchases, leases and development work.

2 Primary Responsibilities

2.1 Conscientiously to carry out the duties of a fee earner as summarised in the Office Manual and as required by the Partners, including the requirements for case management, file maintenance, contact with clients, and following office procedures.

2.2 To provide appropriate, accurate, sound, competent and timely legal advice in the area of commercial property, both to clients and in support of the work of other staff, and to meet the firm’s quality standards for client care and professional advice.

2.3 To assist, from time to time, in training a trainee Solicitor

2.4 To understand and exercise the obligations relating to clients’ monies and ensure that fee earning work and billing complies with the Solicitors’ Accounts Rules and with the firm’s financial guidelines and limits.

2.5 To plan and organise use of time, support staff and resources so as to operate cost-effectively and to make all reasonable efforts to achieve objectives, targets and budgets agreed with the firm.

2.6 To supervise the work of support staff and ensure that the quality of their work meets the firm’s standards and requirements. Also to help the Team Leader to support and develop the support staff in order that they have the skills necessary to carry out their responsibilities.

2.7 To support the firm’s marketing and client development initiatives, including taking active steps to ensure that clients are aware of the various types of legal work carried on by the practice.

2.8 To develop and maintain good working relationships with external institutions, etc. and sources of client referrals.

2.9 To maintain a familiarity with the Office Manual and actively to support the firm’s quality policy by complying with the requirements of the office manual.

2.10 To undertake any other duties, which from time to time may be allocated, and to undertake any specific training as required by the CEO and Partners.

NOTE:  This is a description of principal duties and responsibilities and is not exhaustive.  Alterations or additions may be made from time to time but such amendments will only be incorporated following discussion between the firm and the jobholder.

Person Specification

Skills & experience:

• Experience in commercial property matters, including sales and purchases, leases and development work.
• IT skills including competence using M/S Outlook email/diary software and ideally digital dictation software.
• Organised approach to managing a full workload, with attention to detail and the ability to produce accurate work to deadlines.
• Able to communicate clearly in writing and orally.
• A flexible approach to work and able to work in a team.

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