Commercial Property Solicitor/Associate –– Minimum 5 years PQE

Office: Chester

Hours: 37.5 FT

Salary and benefits: Salary dependant on experience

Reporting to: Team Head

Purpose of the job:

  • Providing general commercial property support to the rest of the team, including investment sales and purchases, Landlord and Tenant and property development.
  • To ensure the successful development of the firm in line with the group and firm business plans.
  • Candidates must be able to conduct matters unsupervised and be able to provide support for more junior lawyers.

Key responsibilities (not an exhaustive list):

  • Conduct of matters on behalf of clients accurately, reliably and in accordance with the firm’s quality and risk management procedures (Lexcel and SRA Code of conduct).
  • To generate fee income and ensure proper control of time recording, work in progress, billing and cash collection in line with agreed targets unless exceptional circumstances apply.
  • Take an active part in business development opportunities on behalf of the team and firm.
  • Supervision and support of fee earning work undertaken by colleagues to cover absence and holidays for example.
  • Participation in marketing activities whether on a firm wide, group or office basis.
  • Attend clients both in person and on the telephone and to provide such support in a professional and friendly manner in keeping with the firm’s standards for client care.
  • Manage the preparation of correspondence and documents through the case management system.
  • Be effective in developing new work from existing clients and seek new clients for themselves and others.
  • Maintain and nurture an appropriate network of contacts and referrers and endeavour to promote the firm in your professional and personal life.
  • Gain and maintain good IT and telephone skills appropriate to modern legal practice; such as the ability to use the case management system and other standard applications, record time, use e-mail, conduct research on the internet and use office facilities and the phone system.

Skills and attitude:

  • In tune with the firm’s mission statement and core values and committed to demonstrating and developing these.
  • A team player within the group and firm as a whole.
  • Efficient, well organised, and timely.
  • Effective communicator by telephone, face to face and in writing.

Experience and education:

  • Admitted as a solicitor with a minimum of 5 years PQE in Commercial Property
  • Other experience and relevant qualifications relating to Commercial Property
  • Agricultural experience useful, but not essential
  • Ability to attract new work
  • Landlord/ estate experience essential
  • Experience with site assembly for both residential and commercial developments, including dealing with planning agreements and infrastructure agreements


  • Report to and be supported by the team head.

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