Commercial Property Solicitor

RKRS Legal
£38000 - £45000 per annum
19 Feb 2018
19 Mar 2018
Practice area
Commercial property
Full time
Contract type
Job Title:  Commercial Property Solicitor
Location:  Colchester, Essex

The Firm

A multi-accredited firm based in Colchester, this Top Tier Legal 500 firm has been practicing for over a century. With roots in the local community, this full-service firm provides City-level services to its clients at affordable prices. A vacancy has now arisen for a Commercial Property Solicitor to join their team.

The Role

The successful candidate will most likely have between 1 and 4 years PQE, but newly qualified lawyers with relevant previous experience in the field will also be considered.

The successful candidate will:

Manage the work efficiently and expeditiously.

Manage and maintain positive client relationships.

Promote the department and the firm through networking and business development activities.

Undertake a mixed workload of commercial property and agri-business work.

Undertake a mixed workload of commercial property and agri-business work including advising:

  • ·                     Landowners and developers on sales and acquisitions of development sites throughout East Anglia and the South East ranging in size from 10 to 1,000 plots
  • ·                     Farmers and landowners on the sale, acquisition and refinancing of land and farms
  • ·                     Landlords and tenants on diverse agricultural tenancy matters including surrenders and regrants, split reversions
  • ·                     Farmers and landowners on Tax planning and succession matters in conjunction with the Wills & Estates Team
  • ·                     Small and medium sized developers on all aspects of residential and commercial developments
  • ·                     Landlords and tenants on the grant and renewal of leases, surrender of leases
  • ·                     Work with business owners on dealing with property assets as part of sales and acquisitions of businesses and companies in conjunction with the TSP Corporate and Commercial team
The Candidate

A qualified Solicitor; you will have prior experience of handling commercial property and / or agriculture work, and will possess exceptional negotiation and communication skills backed by excellent technical knowledge. You will also have a strong academic record and a proven track record of success in this area.

You will:
  • ·                     Be comfortable working in a team or on your own initiative and will be willing to go the extra mile for your clients and colleagues
  • ·                     Understand that as a legal practice we are there to manage risk, solve problems and add value for our clients
  • ·                     Hold the respect and confidence of your colleagues and clients
  • ·                     Demonstrate a pro-active approach to your work and successful business development
Personal Style:
  • ·                     Excellent communication skills
  • ·                     Commercially astute with a positive “can-do” attitude
  • ·                     Excellent people skills
  • ·                     An excellent listener with good emotional intelligence
  • ·                     An ability to know the client and understand their needs
The Package

Salary for the role is negotiable and dependant on experience and expertise but it can be expected to be in the range of £38,000 to £45,000.

Other benefits include:
  • ·                     A private health benefits scheme
  • ·                     Convenient office parking