Commercial Property Lawyer job

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Commercial Property Lawyer
  • Not mentioned
  • Permanent
  • Posted: 8 months ago
  • Blackburn, UK
  • 3 vacancies
  • Expires on: 31-01-2020
Job Description

To manage a range of residential and commercial property matters from initial

instruction through to matter conclusion


To undertake matters which you are competent to conduct having due regard to the policies and procedures defined in the Office Manual relating to your areas of work.

          Ensure the successful development of the firm in line with the strategy identified in the business plan.


Key tasks (not an exhaustive list)


To give estimates of costs to new clients


To take initial instructions for Sale and Purchase of residential and commercial property



To open files and progress matters in line with departmental procedures


To undertake administrative work on files including letter and form production and photocopying as required


To liaise with clients, estate agents, commercial agents, mortgage lenders and solicitors by

telephone, post, e-mail or in person, as necessary, at every stage of the transaction


To manage a range of property matters from initial instruction through to matter conclusion


To undertake any additional delegated tasks including dealing with pre exchange of contract

work, title reports, searches, raising enquiries etc.


To manage post-exchange work and registrations, including completion statements


To manage post-completion work including stamping of documents, Registration and

Scheduling of Deeds


To maintain your own diary and handle matters arising, in liaison with other Legal Advisers


To ensure the confidentiality of all the firm’s and clients’ documentation


To undertake any specific training when required to do so and overall to have a responsibility

towards self-development


To achieve agreed levels of time-recording (as appropriate)


To undertake any other tasks as may be required from time to time

          Assist and provide support to colleagues with their fee earning work where appropirate (e.g during bottlenecks and leave periods)

          Management and supervision of support services for which he/she is responsible.

          Participation in marketing activities whether on a firmwide, department or office basis.

          Financial control with particular regard to cashflow control through collection of monies on account and billing procedures.

          Perform fee earning work accurately, reliably and in accordance with the firms’ quality and risk management procedures (Lexcel).

          Attendance at departmental meetings, leading by example with contributions made at and subsequent to such events.

          Undertake fee earning work and provide a profitable contribution to the work of the Department.

          Assist the successful business development of the Commercial Department and the firm in line with the strategies identified in the firm’s business plans.




Knowledge & Skills Required (Person Spec)


Efficient and well organised, with good control of diary systems and competent in the firm’s

computer facilities


Ideally a qualified Solicitor with at least 2 years’ PQE but applications will be considered from those with alternative relevant qualifications or who can demonstrate equivalent skills and experience


          To be experienced in a broad base of commercial property work to include landlord & tennant, freehold and SME buisness sales and acquisitions.


Excellent knowledge of residential and commercial property processes and procedures


Effective oral and written communication skills


Pleasant and positive manner in dealing with colleagues and clients


Ability to evaluate a situation in the face of time constraints and react appropriately


Good time management, file organisation and personal organisation


          To be experienced in a broad base of commercial property work to include landlord & tennant, freehold and SME business sales and acquisitions.


          Have knowledge and understanding of GDPR and Equality Standards.




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