Commercial Property Solicitor - Part-time, 3 days/wk

Location
Kent
Salary
£Competitive
Posted
23 Feb 2017
Closes
23 Mar 2017
Contract Type
Permanent

Commercial Property Solicitor - Part-time, 3 days/wk

Converted PART TIME opportunity for a strong Commercial Property Solicitor (3 days) with this innovative Legal 500 law firm in Kent.

Our Clients Specialist Property Services team is developing an enviable position in the market and deals with high quality transactional work for commercial clients, investors and developers. Their work involves planning, construction law, environmental law and regulatory services. We understand both the commercial and legal issues facing our clients and have the technical competence and processes in place to ensure that we deliver our services efficiently and effectively. 

The Role

Providing first class client service, demonstrating an understanding of client needs and working to their goals.

Case load management

  • Managing a large and varied caseload with precision and commerciality
  • Dealing with a wide range of commercial property matters for general business clients, institutions and public authority bodies
  • Handling the sale and purchase of commercial and industrial property some being brown field sites
  • Development of land for residential and business purposes
  • Preparation and approval of leases and all matters relating to the landlord and tenant Act
  • Securitisation of assets mainly for banks
  • Providing general property advice
  • Achieving a target of 1300 hours of chargeable work per year as well as two hours of non-chargeable activity per day (or prorated if part-time)

Supervision and development

  • Taking ownership and accountability for quality of work and advice, seeking partner supervision and approval where needed
  • Supervising the work of junior solicitor
  • Developing the knowledge and experience of junior solicitor and other team members as appropriate

Business development

  • Playing an active role in building the business; developing marketing initiatives and drawing on existing contacts

Teamwork and collaboration

  • Collaborate with team members and across teams to ensure a high level of communication is maintained and high and consistent level of service is delivered to our clients

YOU

  • Ideally 6+ years post qualification experience of commercial property work and experience of managing junior roles
  • A genuine interest in Commercial Property work
  • An in-depth understanding of client needs; able to pre-empt issues and exceed client expectations
  • Commercial awareness
  • Good communication skills
  • Client focus; the ability to build and sustain relationships
  • The desire to market your work and introduce business development initiatives where possible
  • The ability to work well under pressure with limited supervision and manage a varied workload with the support of comprehensive accounting tools
  • Solid IT skills with a good working knowledge of Word, Excel and Outlook.  Experience of working a case management system would also be desirable

Benefits

  • Competitive salary
  • Bonus scheme – discretionary. 
  • 25 days holiday per annum increasing with service (depending on entry level)
  • Life assurance 3x salary
  • Private medical insurance (depending on entry level)
  • Healthcare cash plan
  • Pension scheme – matched up to 4%
  • Discounted legal services
  • Onsite car parking dependent on level
  • Permanent health insurance (partner level)

If you would like to learn more about this opportunity or other opportunities in the market then contact Leilani Reader or call for an informal discussion.

To apply for this role, please submit your CV and covering letter via the below method. Please ensure that your CV and covering letter clearly demonstrate how you meet the knowledge, skills and experience requirements of the role.

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