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COMMERCIAL PROPERTY SOLICITOR

Permanent / Full time (35 hours)

Market rate salary

Experience – minimum 5 years PQE

May consider an established Solicitor with a following

Apply to:   Nicola Rowe (Practice Manager) – nlr@gwl.co.uk

 Job Function (the list is not exhaustive)

  • To manage caseload efficiently with minimal supervision and to process all tasks as delegated to you
  • To progress cases to an effective and satisfactory conclusion for clients
  • Action all cases in line with practice standards and protocols
  • Use of the case management system wherever appropriate to maximise cost efficiency
  • Utilise negotiation and communication skills to proactively settle/assist in the settlement of cases to the satisfaction of the client whilst further developing client base and departmental profile
  • Analyse risk and utilise commercial knowledge to develop sound judgement in order to justify decisions in the management of cases
  • Prioritise and organise work efficiently and effectively to ensure deadlines are met
  • Understand the role in the context of the practice and proactively seek to increase contribution via the allocation of work
  • Work flexibly in adjusting to changes in priority of workload as dictated by the practice
  • Interpret financial information to monitor your own performance against agreed targets ensuring there’s an ability to explain any differential
  • Pro-actively support the ongoing development of department colleagues
  • Pro-actively supervise Residential Conveyancing Legal Assistant(s)

Skills

  • Essential previous experience of general commercial property matters including sales and acquisition, development agreements, landlord & tenant, re-financing etc.
  • Experience of dealing with investors and developers, governments, landowners and public sector bodies, on a wide range of transactions.
  • Previous operational experience of Proclaim an advantage
  • Knowledge and understanding of Regulation (SRA)
  • Good skills with Word, Excel and Internet
  • Ability to organise and prioritise own workload
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Ability to focus on billing against target
  • Ability to focus on firm, departmental and individual profile
  • Excellent communication skills (verbal and written)
  • High level proficiency in written and spoken English, including a confident telephone manner
  • Good team spirit – working in a team
  • Flexibility – willingness to learn on the job and to participate in learning and development