Commercial Property Solicitor

Recruiter
Focus Resourcing
Location
Reading, UK
Salary
Competitive
Posted
14 Jul 2019
Closes
19 Jul 2019
Ref
1200015399
Sector
Legal
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
Our Reading client is currently recruiting for a Commercial Property Solicitor to join their team.

This would suit a new qualified solicitor to someone who is 1 year PQE.

Role and Responsibilities

To include but not limited to:

* Handling a range of Commercial Property matters, including:

* Sale, purchase and lease of all types of commercial and mixed-use premises including related lending agreements.

* Rent reviews, assignments, underleases

* Commercial Security

* Licences to assign, underlet and alter

* Option Agreements/conditional contracts/overage

* Site acquisitions and disposals

* 1954 Act issues

* To provide support to existing conveyancing fee earners and the relevant Partner and/or Head of Department including occasional support to the residential conveyancing team if needed

* To assist in the promotion, development and marketing of the Property & Commercial Department and cross referral of clients to other fee earners

* To achieve Fee Earning targets as set by the Partners

* To attend Firm meetings including monthly Fee Earners Meetings and Property & Commercial Department Meetings

* To comply with the Firm's Policies and Procedures and to adhere where relevant to standards set by the Conveyancing Quality Scheme

* To comply with the SRA handbook including SRA accounts rules when dealing with office & clients' money

* To maintain the image and integrity of the Firm at all times and to deal with clients in a courteous manner

* To attend and participate in the Firm's social, charitable and marketing activities as required

* To maximise the use of IT systems and to use these systems to provide a quality, cost effective and efficient service to clients

* To undertake learning and development, in accordance with the firm's policies and processes, for Continuing Competence (as defined by the SRA), or regulatory equivalent

* Ad-hoc tasks and projects as detailed by the Partners

Person Specification

Key skills to include:

* Personally efficient and well organised

* Ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines, completing high volume of workloads on a daily basis

* Ability to prioritise effectively

* Ability to work as part of a team

* Computer literate and be competent in the use of Microsoft Office applications

* Good verbal communication and telephones skills

* Attention to detail

* Self-sufficient - ability to complete workloads independently using the case management system to maximise efficiency and limit use of support staff resources

Hours & Place of Work

* Full Time (possibly PT - 4 days x week)

* Based in Central Reading but may be required to visit and attend to clients/contacts primarily in Berkshire/South Oxfordshire

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