Senior Property Lawyer

JMC Legal Recruitment
England, Dorset, Dorchester
£50000 - £70000 per annum + Excellent Benefits Package
Closing date
20 May 2021
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Job Details

Are you a Senior Property Lawyer, looking to operate at the forefront of the regional market in a varied role, within a firm that's keen to welcome those seeking progression and mentoring to Partnership?

The Firm

Proudly serving business and individuals in Dorset for over 200 years, the prestigious history of the firm has long been a hallmark for quality.

Thriving as a leading regional, the firm's 4 offices have been exceeding the needs of affluent individuals and thriving businesses rooted in the regional and nationally since inception.

Merging traditional values, a sense of real quality, the latest tech and legal insight that cuts to the heart of any issue, the firm provides the example of dedicated service.

Being trusted advisors to many longstanding clients and being positioned at the top of the market from referral gained heavily from word of mouth, the firm takes its role within the local community seriously, investing in the region that's given them continued success.

Colleagues enjoy working in a collaborative environment, friendly in its demeanour and very much part of a people-first firm. Progression isn't a buzzword, rather an aspect of every role that's considered paramount, both for individual career momentum and as a strategic obligation within the firm as they strive for continued excellence.

The Role

5+ PQE Senior Property Lawyer to join leading Dorset regional firm

Following continued growth, the firm seeks an experienced Property Lawyer to join a small yet high performing team in Beaminster.

The role is varied, suiting a lawyer that enjoys a mix of high-end residential work and commercial property.

Within Residential, the team supports plot sales and new developments, unregistered land, land registration, stamp duty land tax/land transaction tax, leasehold enfranchisement, lease extensions.

On the commercial side, this including freehold and leasehold property, commercial leases, options, conditional contracts, promotion and other strategic land agreements and issues, overage, estate development, and property management work.

The firm is open-minded in terms of speaking to those that have a preference for either area, but wish remain exposed to both.

As clients are often landed with agriculture interests, those with experience in this area or are willing to develop their expertise are desired.

All the Property team have 1-2-1 secretarial support, have the remit to work flexibility whilst engaging with clients to bolster existing relationships whilst looking to generate new business.

In spirit with the firm's commitment to progression, development into Partnership is very much is on the horizon, with senior leaders in the business looking to retire in the next few years and mentor those keen to inherit their positions.

The Requirements

  • 5+ years PQE in a mix of residential and commercial property, allowing for a preference in either, but with continued exposure to both.
  • Ideally, prior experience and/or willingness to engage with agricultural clients
  • Friendly approach to providing legal advise
  • Sound knowledge and commitment to the local community

Those seeking to be positioned for Partnership whilst being passionate in providing varied and quality-driven advice are encouraged to apply.


JMC Legal Recruitment are a National legal recruitment agency with offices in London, Bristol and New York. Working with Top law firms, a refreshing approach.

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