Solicitor - Commercial Property (2 years plus PQE)

Reference Code:

MBCPSO

Location:

Bolton

Main purpose of the job:

To advise and assist clients relating to all areas of commercial property including transactional work; acquisitions and disposals of commercial property, business leases and lease renewals.

Responsible to:

Department manager

Main key result areas

  • Attending and advising clients in commercial property matters.
  • Responding to post, telephone enquiries and queries from clients, other professionals and colleagues in order to progress matters effectively and efficiently.
  • Drafting and preparing clear and concise documents.
  • Conducting negotiations where appropriate.
  • Managing a case load including a full risk assessment of all matters, whilst complying with all relevant procedures both internal and external.
  • Working collaboratively with members of the wider commercial team.
  • Control and management of work in progress ensuring that it is recorded and converted into paid profit costs.
  • Effective management of own time, ensuring that non chargeable and chargeable hours targets are met. Attending meetings with fee earners and managers.
  • Ensuring that disbursements and debtors in the case load are managed in order to reduce the financial exposure of the firm.
  • Compliance with client care and complaints procedures in order to minimise the risk of negligence and comply with law society rules.
  • To report any potential errors/negligence matters to the DM as soon as the risk is apparent.
  • To delegate effectively and efficiently, ensuring that the work on the file is carried out at the right level, thus maximising profitability and assisting the development of other staff.
  • To actively seek opportunities to cross refer work within the firm and to carry out cross referrals at the earliest possible time.
  • To actively promote the Stephensons brand at all times.

Direct reports:

None

Person specification

Qualifications

 

Degree and LPC

Essential

Qualified solicitor

Essential

Knowledge and skills

 

Knowledge and experience of running a commercial property caseload.

Essential

Keyboard skills

Essential

Excellent IT skills

Essential

Solicitors Accounts Rules

Essential

Time management/organisational skills

Essential

Up to date knowledge of relevant legislation

Essential

Business development/networking

Essential

A working knowledge of case management systems

Desirable

Stephensons client complaints rules and client care procedures.

Desirable

Personality / Other Qualities

 

Ability to be flexible to suit the needs of the department

Essential

Hard working

Essential

Discretion and the ability to work in a confidential environment

Essential

Pleasant, approachable, patient and polite

Essential

Thrives on challenge

Essential

Client focussed

Essential

Please do not send enquiries to the department manager of the specific team.