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Solicitor/Legal Executive

Employer
Davies and Partners Solicitors
Location
Gloucester, Gloucestershire
Salary
£Competitive + Benefits
Closing date
27 Nov 2021

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Solicitor/Legal Executive 

Context

Davies and Partners Solicitors is a well-established law firm with over 30 years’ experience. It has a national reputation for excellence in the Property sector and strength in depth in a wide selection of other legal services for businesses & individuals. There are 5 offices in London, Birmingham, Bristol, Gloucester and Devon.

Reporting Line

This role reports to the Director in the Gloucester office in the Commercial Property department.

Job Purpose

To be responsible for all aspects of Commercial Property related transactions including the day to day running of related work files. The firm boasts regional and national heavyweight clients including FTSE100 listed companies ensuring top quality, interesting work in a friendly and supportive environment with high staff retention rates within the department. The role will be based within the Gloucester office working alongside the Director. 

Key Duties and Responsibilities

  • To carry out and be responsible for day to day conduct of a variety of Commercial Property transactions from instruction to completion.
  • Handing of sale and purchase transactions, grants of commercial leases, ancillary lease documents including licences, surrenders, rent deposits.
  • Drafting of contracts, transfers and commercial business leases;
  • Drafting of conditional contracts, agreements for lease;
  • Drafting of ancillary lease documents
  • Raising and responding to property title enquires, commercial property standard enquires and enquiries raised by other legal representatives;
  • Commissioning and review of property search results
  • Reporting to clients;
  • Handling of Exchange and Completion of transactions;
  • Overseeing completion and submission of SDLT returns and registrations at Land Registry;
  • Achieving billing targets in line with figures agreed by the Head of Department;
  • Day-to day supervision of colleagues and support staff working directly with you; and
  • Actively promoting and developing the services of the Commercial Property department and wider Company.

The tasks above provide a general overview of the types of activity, the candidate will be expected to engage in or oversee on a day-to-day basis. The tasks are not intended to be an exhaustive list of responsibilities as all employees are required to be flexible, dynamic and have the capacity to think creatively when presented with challenges.

Your job title does not define or limit your duties and you may be required to carry out other work within your abilities from time to time at our request.

We reserve the right to introduce changes in line with technological developments which may impact upon your job duties or methods of working.

Location

Davies and Partners Solicitors, Rowan House, Barnett Way, Barnwood, Gloucester GL4 3RT

Salary

Competitive + Benefits

Compliance

As part of our compliance procedures, applicants are asked to note that:

  • references will be followed up;
  • all gaps in CVs must be explained satisfactorily;
  • proof of identity and (where applicable) qualifications will be required;
  • reference requests will ask specifically whether the applicant has ever been subject to any proceedings/complaints initiated by the Law Society or any other professional body.
  • appropriate suitability checks may be required prior to confirmation of appointment.

This role meets the requirements in respect of exempted questions under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974. This role will require applicants who are offered employment to be subject to a criminal record check from the Disclosure and Barring Service before the appointment is confirmed. This will include details of cautions, reprimands or final warnings as well as convictions.

Equal Opportunities

Davies and Partners Solicitors provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, colour, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, marital status, amnesty, or status as a covered veteran in accordance with applicable national laws. Davies and Partners Solicitors complies with applicable national laws governing non-discrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities.

To view our Candidate Privacy Notice please visit https://www.daviesandpartners.com/careers/candidate-privacy-notice

Person Specification

Legal Status

  • Appropriate DBS disclosure will berequired prior to confirmation ofappointment.
  • Right to live and work in the UK, e.g. valid UK passport or appropriate visa/work permits.

  Education/ Qualifications

  • Solicitor or FCILEx qualified
  • Newly Qualified to 2 years PQE

Skills/Knowledge

  • Possess a detailed understanding of Property Law with specific understanding of Commercial Property transactions
  • Ability to maintain and build upon existing client relationships
  • Self-organised and proactive
  • Ability to take responsibility and solve problems
  • Attention to detail
  • Ability to maintain client confidentiality
  • Adaptable to the needs of the business as changes occur during the operational requirements
  • Competent in the effective use of Information and Communications Technologies (lCT).
  • Ability to prioritise, meet deadlines and work under pressure
  • manage caseload
  • Excellent interpersonal, communication, presentation skills
  • Ability to work effectively as part of a team and independently
  • Desire to develop knowledge and understanding in the area of Commercial Property

 

 

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