Solicitor - Commercial Property NQ 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

Ability to remain calm under pressure

Essential

Thrives on challenge

Essential

Client focussed

Essential

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