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In House Junior Commercial Property Lawyer Somerset

Hays Legal
England, Somerset
Closing date
4 Jun 2021

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In House Junior Commercial Property Lawyer - Somerset - Competitive salary, excellent pension and bonus

Your new role
Our client have an excellent opportunity for a junior commercial property lawyer to join their established in-house legal team to provide direct support to their business. You will cover a range of legal matters that will guide the business towards achieving great results. Based in Somerset, our client continues to experience significant ongoing expansion. The team are currently working remotely however post-COVID you will be required to commute to their offices 2-3 days per week, therefore it is likely that you will live within commuting distance.

Reporting to the Legal Director, you will negotiate and settle leases, licences and agreements with third party landlords, instruct, supervise and review output from external lawyers, advise on all types of management issues such as renewal leases, surrenders and regrants, licences for alterations, deeds of variation and disputes with adjoining occupiers and landlords.

About you
You will be a qualified solicitor, circa 2-5 PQE, with proven technical knowledge of a broad range of commercial property law, particularly landlord and tenant matters and portfolio management. Applications are welcomed from lawyers from both a private practice and in-house background. The culture is fast paced therefore you will be commercially focussed, attuned to achieving business needs whilst maintaining professional integrity, objectivity and protecting the wider business interests.

What's in it for you?
This is a great opportunity for a junior commercial property solicitor to work with a leading business, helping to advise and support the business in a pragmatic and meaningful way. You will enjoy a competitive salary, bonus and an award-winning pension scheme. The business really value work/life balance and their flexible working approach means you can fit your hours around you; they also provide excellent in-house training and ongoing development programmes.

What you need to do now
If you're interested in this role, contact Harriet Chapman at Hays Legal for further information or click 'apply now' to forward an up-to-date copy of your CV.
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