Term: 37.5 hours per week (FT, permanent)
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 & 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 willing to get involved with BD.
- Efficient, well organised, and timely.
- Effective communicator by telephone, face to face and in writing.
Experience & education
- Admitted as a solicitor with 5 years PQE in Commercial Property
- Other experience and relevant qualifications relating to Commercial Property
- Report to and be supported by the Team Head.
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