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Property Development Solicitor

Klein Hamilton Legal & Finance Recruitment
Dependent Upon Experience
Closing date
12 Oct 2021

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Practice area
Commercial property
3 years, 5 years
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Property Development Solicitor, Housing, Regeneration, Permanent, Preston

This Legal 500 accredited law firm has a fantastic opportunity for up to two Property Development Solicitors to join their busy Housing and Regeneration (Property) Team at their Gordon House office based in the heart of Lancashire, Walton Summit, Preston.

A full- service law firm with a growing team of over 340 employees across 10 offices looking for standout candidates to join them, an individual looking for a firm with a difference, with real people, and, a firm, who by working together, stands out. 

They are looking for someone who displays their values. Specifically, someone who can and wants to excel, is engaged, is a real person, displays fairness in all they do and has a one team ethic.  If these values resonate with you and this is the type of firm you would like to be part of, then please send your application.

The role will involve undertaking a range of Development Property work primarily for the housing sector clients.

Within this role, your duties will include:
  • Dealing with a broad range of Development transactions for the Firm’s Housing Association clients;
  • Drafting and negotiating on matters such as: sale and purchase contracts, conditional agreements, development agreements, section 106 agreement variations, overage agreements and forward funding arrangements;
  • Advising on acquisitions and disposals of development sites;
  • Developing relationships with clients including delivering training to clients;
  • Advising on landlord and tenant issues, stock transfers, grant funding, site set-ups, supported living and charging transactions.
  • The successful candidate will work on their own caseload and will receive support from the team’s dedicated paralegals.
Working within the Housing Development Team the successful applicant will ideally have:
  • At least 3-5 years PQE as a Property Development Solicitor, however, those who are either newly qualified or have greater post qualification experience will be considered. 
  • Degree Level Qualified and LPC Certificated
  • Good client care skills, providing professional and competent legal advice in accordance with SRA Code of Conduct
  • Strong IT skills
  • Capability to generate fees in accordance with agreed targets
  • Proven experience of handling own caseload, working to and managing deadlines
  • Good writing and drafting skills, with excellent communication and technical ability
Candidates must have a full UK driving licence and access to a car as travel may be required throughout the Northwest region and as required to service the firm’s national Housing and Regeneration client base. 

What is offered to you in return:
  • Competitive Salary;
  • 33 Days Annual Leave, including bank holidays
  • Annual Leave Purchase Scheme (Subject to T&Cs);
  • A day off for your Birthday;
  • Ongoing Training and Development;
  • Progression Opportunities;
  • Company Pension;
  • Service Awards;
  • Health Care Benefits (Health Cash Back Plan and Mental Health Counselling Services);
  • BUPA (Solicitor Positions Only, for self, not dependents)
  • Other Employee Discounts;
  • Recruitment and Legal Department Referrals (Subject to T&C’s);
  • Annual Events.
Vacancy information
  • Location: Preston
  • Salary range: Dependent upon experience
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Experience: 3-5 years PQE
  • Job Section: Private Practice
  • Working Hours: Full time role (9.00am until 5.00pm, Monday to Friday, 36.25 hours per week)
  • Reference: KR10
  • Contact: Kevin Richardson
About Klein Hamilton Recruitment

Klein Hamilton are Legal & IT Securities specialist Recruiters, working with magic circle, silver circle, blue chip, fintech and dynamic SME businesses, who trust us in finding them the best talent. You can apply for our vacancies in confidence. 

Property Development Solicitor, Housing, Regeneration, Permanent, Preston


Klein Hamilton Legal & Finance Recruitment are a Specialist Legal & Finance Recruitment Consultancy working with Magic Circle, Silver Circle, Legal 500 and Dynamic SME law firms with a pedigree in strategically providing the right match for both Candidate and Client.  We are Accredited by the British Institute of Recruiters ensuring we promote an ethical recruitment experience.

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