Associate or Senior Associate - Commercial Property

Location
Leamington Spa
Salary
Competitive salary + excellent benefits & company bonus
Posted
26 Nov 2018
Closes
21 Dec 2018
Ref
WH1043
Practice area
Commercial property
Position
Solicitor
Contract type
Permanent

We are looking for a self-motivated and proactive Associate or Senior Associate to work 4 or 5 days per week in our ambitious Real Estate team.  Ideally you will be looking for a role with progression, as you will be mentored to develop the role further, over time, as part of our succession planning.

You will be a general commercial property lawyer and this role offers you an opportunity to act for large corporate and charity clients (including 2 FTSE 100 companies).  The role will include:

  • Fee earning (dealing with a variety of work to include freehold and landlord and tenant work) with considerable retail focus
  • Handling complex transactions with no supervision
  • Supervising and helping with management and development of junior fee earners and helping to develop client relationships further and to grow the team. 

We are a people business so it is important to us that you share our values to build a rapport and maintain relationships with both colleagues and clients.  From Day 1 you will be the ‘number 2’ in a team of 7 fee earners.  Other aspects of the role include:

Sales

  • Ensure the retention of good clients through appropriate client management and service delivery.
  • Support key events to secure profitable new clients, cross sell opportunities and increase the Firm’s profile.

Service

  • Ensure the execution of matters comply with internal policies and procedures to minimise breaches, claims and client dissatisfaction.
  • Ensure compliance with SRA standards to safeguard our clients and support the Firm in maintaining its Practice Management standards and accreditations.
  • Ensure clients receive accurate, up-to-date legal advice that takes account of their circumstances and represents "value for money”.
  • Support key projects by ensuring that the targeted deliverables and benefits are achieved.

People

  • Set clear objectives for direct reports and actively manage to reinforce strong performance.
  • Contribute to motivating colleagues to ensure they are engaged in achieving the Firm’s objectives.
  • Provide coaching and training for individuals to maximise talent development.

Financials

  • All new instructions to be appropriately scoped and priced to achieve target gross margin.
  • Achieve personal utilisation and realisation targets and ensure timesheets are updated and posted on a daily basis
  • All invoices to be raised on completion of the matter and where possible interim billing to be applied. Disbursements and other ‘expenses’ to be invoiced as and when incurred.
  • Active management of lock up to industry best practice standards

The ideal candidate will:

  • Lead by example and motivate individuals to be bold, ambitious and achieve success. Highly self-aware and able to adapt approach to secure strong outcomes.
  • Work closely with colleagues across the Firm to maximise their potential and provides support during periods of change. Demonstrate equality towards all colleagues and endorses diversity.
  • Ensure that the client is at the heart of all activities which generates a valued service outcome in a timely and cost effective manner. Actively support the retention of existing clients.
  • Continually assesses own performance and take decisive action to maximise results.
  • Have strong organisation skills and high level of accuracy.

Benefits:

For the role we offer a competitive salary and excellent benefits package; including 30 days annual leave (in addition to bank holidays), pension scheme, private medical insurance, life assurance, training and development, healthcare scheme, subsidised gym membership, free on-site car parking, on-site cafe, and an active social committee.

 

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