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Commercial Property Solicitor (1-5 PQE)

Posted on November 02, 2021

Department

Commercial Property

Location

Huntingdon

Description

We have always been fortunate to have a consistent and high quality caseload and have, particularly over the last year, seen an expansion of work coming into the team. For that reason, we are looking to build our commercial property team and strengthen further our offering.

Our client base and the reputation we have built is such that the calibre of work we handle sees us often opposite Legal100 firms. This is an exciting opportunity to join a growing, friendly and supportive team.

The candidate for this role will be fully supported by the rest of the team but will also, ideally, have the following background:

Key Skills & Experience

  • Qualified lawyer with good experience gained in a highly regarded Legal 500 practice
  • Achieve billing, time and fee earning targets set and co-operate with the firm’s credit control arrangements
  • Proven project and time management skills
  • A confident and professional manner
  • Work effectively within a team
  • Be professional, organised, competent, enthusiastic and ambitious.
  • Be able to work independently and as part of a team with other fee earners, providing advice and assistance whenever needed to develop knowledge and skills within the rest of the team.

Good experience in the following practice areas is a requisite:

  • Commercial leases/occupiers (grants/surrenders/assignments/ LTA 54 renewals);
  • Grant of easements;
  • Freehold and leasehold acquisitions and disposals
  • Options and overage; and
  • Property finance (e.g. debentures/charges)

The ideal candidate would also have either good or some working experience in the following areas:

Commercial and residential development sites including:

  • conditional sale agreements
  • site assembly
  • ransom strips
  • options
  • sub-station leases
  • collaboration/JV agreements
  • promotion agreements
  • Acting for landowners in respect of sales to developers (experience of developers requirements)
  • Ancillary knowledge of planning law/construction process.

Agricultural work including:

  • Agricultural law
  • Farm Business Tenancies/Occupational agreements
  • Estate management
  • Entitlements

Benefits:

  • Agile working (up to 40% working from home)
  • 25 days' holiday (plus statutory holidays)
  • Pension scheme
  • Death-in-service benefit scheme

Leeds Day offer a structured career progression plan tailored to you and with the aim of enabling you to achieve your career goals and ambitions.

Please send CVs to careers@leedsday.co.uk.

Approved agencies only.

Any unsolicited CVs sent to us, where we have not directly engaged you to supply candidates for a specific vacancy with mutually accepted terms and conditions, will be considered to be provided on a “free of charge” basis. This will leave us with no liability to you at all should we choose to recruit the candidate directly or via a different recruitment agency, regardless of who provided the CV first. Submission of any unsolicited CVs will be deemed to be your complete acceptance of these terms, and your agreement that these terms are the only terms applicable related to the candidate whose details you provided.

Salary

Neg. (competitive salary offered)

Commercial Property solicitor (5-10+ PQE)

Posted on November 02, 2021

Department

Commercial Business Team

Location

Huntingdon

Description

We have always been fortunate to have a consistent and high quality caseload and have, particularly over the last year, seen an expansion of work coming into the team. For that reason, we are looking to build our commercial property team and strengthen further our offering.

You may be currently situated in a 'top' law firm and looking for a better work/life balance whilst retaining the complex and challenging calibre of work that you are used to. Our client base and the reputation we have built is such that the type of work we handle sees us often opposite Legal100 firms dealing with high-value, complex and interesting work; ranging from acquisitions and disposals of new multi-million pound development sites (both commercial and residential) to acting for occupiers either in relocating offices or large distribution/warehouse centres (with pretty much everything in between).

This is an exciting opportunity to join a growing, friendly and supportive team that is carving out a name for itself both in the regional and national arena.

The candidate for this role will enjoy dealing with a variety of complex and challenging work types and will have the following background experience:

Key Skills & Experience

  • Qualified lawyer with excellent experience gained in a highly regarded Legal 500 practice
  • Achieve billing, time and fee earning targets set and co-operate with the firm’s credit control arrangements
  • Proven project and time management skills
  • A confident and professional manner
  • Work effectively within a team but also as a leader
  • Be professional, organised, competent, enthusiastic and ambitious.
  • Be able to work independently and as part of a team with other fee earners, providing advice and assistance whenever needed to develop knowledge and skills within the rest of the team.

Good experience in the following practice areas is a requisite:

  • Commercial leases/occupiers (grants/surrenders/assignments/ LTA 54 renewals);
  • Grant of easements;
  • Freehold and leasehold acquisitions and disposals
  • Options and overage; and
  • Property finance (e.g. debentures/charges)
  • conditional sale agreements
  • site assembly
  • ransom strips
  • options
  • sub-station leases
  • collaboration/JV agreements
  • promotion agreements
  • Acting for landowners in respect of sales to developers (experience of developers requirements)
  • Ancillary knowledge of planning law/construction process.

The ideal candidate would also have either good or some working experience in the following areas:

Agricultural work including:

  • Agricultural law
  • Farm Business Tenancies/Occupational agreements
  • Estate management
  • Entitlements

Benefits:

  • Agile working (up to 40% working from home)
  • 25 days' holiday (plus statutory holidays)
  • Pension scheme
  • Death-in-service benefit scheme

Leeds Day offer a structured career progression plan tailored to you and with the aim of enabling you to achieve your career goals and ambitions including up to Partnership.

Please send CVs to careers@leedsday.co.uk.

Approved agencies only.

Any unsolicited CVs sent to us, where we have not directly engaged you to supply candidates for a specific vacancy with mutually accepted terms and conditions, will be considered to be provided on a “free of charge” basis. This will leave us with no liability to you at all should we choose to recruit the candidate directly or via a different recruitment agency, regardless of who provided the CV first. Submission of any unsolicited CVs will be deemed to be your complete acceptance of these terms, and your agreement that these terms are the only terms applicable related to the candidate whose details you provided.

Salary

Neg. (Competitive market range available depending on experience)

Residential Property Solicitor or CILEX Conveyancer

Posted on March 25, 2021

Department

Residential Property (Conveyancing)

Location

Huntingdon

Description

We are seeking a full-time Solicitor or CILEX qualified Conveyancer with a minimum of 3 years post qualification experience in residential property to join our growing team.

Reporting to the Head of Residential Property, the successful candidate will handle a varied caseload including freehold and leasehold conveyancing, sales, purchases, re-mortgages, transfers of equity, Rights To Buy and Shared Ownership Schemes, assisted/supported by a conveyancing executive, who has their own responsibilities as part of the progressing of files from start to finish.

Start date: ASAP

Required skills, knowledge & experience:

  • At least five years previous conveyancing experience
  • Proven ability to work under pressure and achieve billing, time and fee earning targets set and to co-operate with the firm’s credit control arrangements
  • Proven project and time management skills
  • Work effectively within a team, as well as efficiently running an individual caseload.
  • Excellent organisational, IT skills and technical ability
  • Be able to handle matters from the start through to post completion
  • Ability to build and maintain strong client relationships
  • To have a confident and professional manner
  • Be professional, organised, competent, enthusiastic and ambitious.
  • Good client communication skills and empathy.
  • Be able to work independently and as part of a team with other fee earners, providing advice and assistance whenever needed to develop knowledge and skills within the rest of the team.

Leeds Day offer a structured career progression plan with the aim of enabling our fee-earners and staff to achieve their career goals and ambitions.

Please send CVs to careers@leedsday.co.uk.

Approved agencies only.

Leeds Day does not accept speculative CVs (or other forms of candidate details) from Recruitment Agencies for our advertised Vacancies or for any unadvertised positions. Please do not send us CVs unless we have explicitly requested that your company do so in respect of a specific vacancy.

Any unsolicited CVs sent to us, where we have not directly engaged you to supply candidates for a specific vacancy with mutually accepted terms and conditions, will be considered to be provided on a “free of charge” basis. This will leave us with no liability to you at all should we choose to recruit the candidate directly or via a different recruitment agency, regardless of who provided the CV first. Submission of any unsolicited CVs will be deemed to be your complete acceptance of these terms, and your agreement that these terms are the only terms applicable related to the candidate whose details you provided.

Salary

Competitive salary depending on experience

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