Davies and Partners Solicitors is a well-established law firm with over 30 years’ experience. It has a national reputation for excellence in the Property sector and strength in depth in a wide selection of other legal services for businesses & individuals. There are 5 offices in Gloucester, Bristol, Birmingham, London and Devon. Davies and Partners Solicitors strongly believe that their staff are the heart of the company and are therefore driven to ensure that all employees experience and maintain a good work-life balance.
Position: Commercial Property Solicitor / Legal Executive
Contract Type: Permanent
Hours: Full Time, 37.5 hours per week, Monday to Friday from 9:00am – 5:30pm with 1 hour unpaid lunchbreak.
About the Role
To be responsible for all aspects of Commercial Property related transactions including the day to day running of related work files. The firm boasts regional and national heavyweight clients including FTSE100 listed companies ensuring top quality, interesting work in a friendly and supportive environment with high staff retention rates within the department. The role will be based within the Gloucester office working alongside the Director.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:
To carry out and be responsible for day to day conduct of a variety of Commercial Property transactions from instruction to completion.
Handing of sale and purchase transactions, grants of commercial leases, ancillary lease documents including licences, surrenders, rent deposits.
Drafting of contracts, transfers and commercial business leases;
Drafting of conditional contracts, agreements for lease;
Drafting of ancillary lease documents
Raising and responding to property title enquires, commercial property standard enquires and enquiries raised by other legal representatives;
Commissioning and review of property search results
Reporting to clients;
Handling of Exchange and Completion of transactions;
Overseeing completion and submission of SDLT returns and registrations at Land Registry;
Achieving billing targets in line with figures agreed by the Head of Department;
Day-to day supervision of colleagues and support staff working directly with you; and
Actively promoting and developing the services of the Commercial Property department and wider Company.
The following tasks provide a general overview of the types of activity the candidate will be expected to engage in or oversee on a day-to-day basis. The tasks are not intended to be an exhaustive list of responsibilities as all employees are required to be flexible, dynamic and have the capacity to think creatively when presented with challenges.
Registered Solicitor that complies to SRA standards or FCILEx qualified
NQ – 2 Years PQE is desirable
Possess a detailed understanding of Property Law with specific understanding of Commercial Property transactions
Ability to maintain and build upon existing client relationships
Self-organised and proactive
Ability to take responsibility and solve problems
Attention to detail
Ability to maintain client confidentiality
Adaptable to the needs of the business as changes occur during the operational requirements
Competent in the effective use of Information and Communications Technologies (lCT).
Ability to prioritise, meet deadlines and work under pressure
Excellent interpersonal, communication, presentation skills
Ability to work effectively as part of a team and independently
A desire to develop knowledge and understanding in the area of Commercial Property
As part of our compliance procedures, applicants are asked to note that:
references will be followed up;
all gaps in CVs must be explained satisfactorily;
proof of identity and (where applicable) qualifications will be required;
reference requests will ask specifically whether the applicant has ever been subject to any proceedings/complaints initiated by the Law Society or any other professional body.
appropriate suitability checks may be required prior to confirmation of appointment.
Davies and Partners Solicitors provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, colour, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, marital status, amnesty, or status as a covered veteran in accordance with applicable national laws. Davies and Partners Solicitors complies with applicable national laws governing non-discrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities.
You may have experience of the following: Qualified Lawyer, Chartered Legal Executive, Contract Law, Property Law, Property Lawyer, Practice Law, Local Government, Qualified Solicitor, Barrister, Legal Counsel, etc.
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