Commercial and Agricultural Property Solicitor
The role will require you to be able to handle commercial and agricultural transactions from inception to completion. Although we do have an ‘open door’ policy within the office, and both Greg Adams and John Timmis, who are members of the LLP, have full knowledge of commercial and agricultural property transactions, you will expected to be able to work unsupervised with full responsibility for your own caseload. You will also have experience in networking with the business community with the ability to source new contacts. You will be expected to build up the commercial department by sourcing new avenues of work, and to retain, and if possible expand, a large farming client base. A background knowledge of non-property commercial work is desirable. A working knowledge of residential property work would also be desirable.
There will be positive prospects for membership of the firm if you are able to build up a successful and profitable department
IMPACT ON OTHERS
Essential: Smart and tidy appearance
Essential: Normally acceptable manners
QUALIFICATIONS AND ACQUIRED KNOWLEDGE
Essential: Unsupervised legal experience in handling commercial conveyancing (both freehold and leasehold) and agricultural property conveyancing (mostly freehold) from initial instructions to completion of the transaction including post-completion work.
Essential: Solicitor with one year’s working experience.
Essential: Ability to clearly communicate with clients and third parties.
Preferred: Working knowledge of non-property commercial work.
Preferred: Working knowledge of agricultural landlord and tenant law and drafting.
Preferred: Ability to take on residential conveyancing work and to undertake such matters from inception to completion.
Preferred: Solicitor with not less than five years’ unsupervised working experience.
Essential: Ability to take full responsibility for all aspects of the job outlined above.
Essential: Ability to work under pressure and to strict deadlines, and to prioritise work.
Essential: Ability to relate to clients and colleagues and to meet their expectations on client care and good legal practice, including the ability to manage the client relationship where appropriate.
Essential: High level of self-motivation
Essential: No unfavourable judgments in any professional disciplinary processes.
Essential: A clean driving licence and access to own transportation to and from the office and such other places as the job may entail.
Essential: High level of integrity/trustworthiness as required by the confidential nature of legal work
Essential: Suitability for the rigours of the job and to fulfil the expectations of the partners as to the hours worked, either within the office environment or whilst sourcing new work, and the quality of the work produced.