Solicitor-Asset Management

DAC Beachcroft
Bristol (City Centre)
12 Mar 2018
15 Mar 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

Asset Management team

Our Bristol Real Estate Asset Management Team has an opportunity for a 3-6 years' PQE Solicitor (non-contentious) to help with a fast growing retail landlord and tenant workload. We act for intu, Lend Lease, Land Securities and Westfield on all aspects of landlord and tenant work for shopping centres including Merry Hill, Bluewater, Westfield London and Westfield Stratford. We also act for a number of national retailers including EE, Clarks, Johnsons, Brighthouse, Dunkin' Donuts and 99p Stores. Whilst the role predominantly involves retail work previous retail experience is not essential. The Bristol Asset Management Team is well established with 15 fee earners and support will be given in this role. Bristol Real Estate Team

We offer the opportunity to work within a market-leading Real Estate team in a top 20 law firm, with offices in Bristol, London, and other locations throughout the UK and Worldwide. The strength and breadth of our Bristol Real Estate team's client portfolio remains unrivalled in the South West, providing excellent opportunities to work with leading national and international PLCs, listed real estate developers, investors, landlords, occupiers and public sector organisations. Our well-established team comprises over 30 solicitors (including seven partners) and support staff. We form part of a national Real Estate practice group which numbers 175 in total. In addition to a competitive salary, the role benefits from a firm's bonus scheme, linked to realistic and achievable personal financial targets. Core responsibilities

An expanding client list and increasing volumes of work mean that new team members are needed to play an essential, valued role in delivering the time-critical, high quality service expected by our clients. The role will include: • Acting as first and primary contact for clients on a day to day basis providing them with commercially focused legal advice. • Adhering closely to client protocol and process. • Making an appropriate contribution to non fee-earning activity e.g. knowledge sharing, training, client seminars, and business development.  • Complying with the required standards for internal procedures e.g. financial management of files, billing regimes etc as well as the specific requirements of individual clients. • Handling confidential information in line with the firm's data security protocols. Key skills

Successful candidates will be enthusiastic and dedicated, have a strong work ethic and be keen to seize the opportunity to progress their legal career by developing their technical skills and commercial awareness in a friendly, collaborative environment. Key skills include:
• A Solicitor with experience in Real Estate typically to have been gained in negotiating leases and agreements for lease for landlords and/or tenants as well as dealing with applications for consent to assign, deeds of variation, lease renewals, surrenders, licences to alter and underleases. • Ability to deliver against client protocols and KPIs. • Strong technical skills and an ability to understand and work through complex issues. • A demonstrable ability to adopt a commercial perspective rather than an ‘academic’ approach to legal issues and to be highly client focused. • Ability to operate with a high level of self sufficiency, combined with an awareness of the boundaries of own competence/authority. • Team oriented and collegiate. • Some exposure to and success within business development activities. • Confident communicator with an ability to develop relationships internally, as well as being able to undertake client marketing and influence at all levels. Ability to deal confidently and professionally with clients on day to day issues, building up strong relationships.  • Strong organisation skills to ensure a pragmatic and methodical approach to handling a variety of Real Estate matters simultaneously, through an IT case management system. • Change oriented with a positive, flexible approach towards the implementation of new initiatives. • Able to handle a complex and constantly changing workload and to work under pressure.  • Detail conscious with a concern for quality. About the firm

With over 2,300 people, DAC Beachcroft combines one of the most comprehensive UK legal networks with coverage across Europe, Latin America, North America and Asia-Pacific. We provide a full service claims, transactional, commercial, risk and advisory capability. We work with clients in a select range of industry sectors and are market leaders in health, insurance and real estate. We are agile, progressive and easy to engage with.  We are committed to supporting the communities where we operate through charitable giving, pro bono work and programmes such as those operated by Business in the Community and The Prince's Trust.  Chambers UK, A Client's Guide to the Legal Profession 2014, recognised more than half of our UK partners as leaders in their field and we hold 126 listings in total. In The Legal 500 2014, the leading guide to law firms in the UK, the firm received a tier 1 ranking in 32 of its practice areas across the UK and 73 rankings in 40 separate practice areas. The firm is also recognised for its international capabilities in Chambers Asia Pacific, as well as Chambers and Legal 500 Europe and Latin America, with 51 additional international leading lawyers listed. DAC Beachcroft holds certification under ISO9001, the quality assurance standard and ISO27001, the information security standard, and DAC Beachcroft LLP is the largest law firm in the country to hold a Gold Investors in People award.  

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