Bailhache Solicitors

Commercial Property Solicitor / CILEX

JOB DESCRIPTION

Commercial Property Solicitor

Department: Company Commercial and Commercial Property

Office: Taunton

Reports to: Partner

Candidate Criteria: The successful candidate will have a broad range of commercial property experience and will be capable of handling a broad commercial property workload with some company commercial experience an advantage but not essential. An active engagement in business development is essential.
The successful candidate will have specific experience in commercial Landlord and Tenant work acting for both Landlords and Tenants and also acquisitions and disposals of commercial freehold and leasehold property.
The successful candidate will also be able to demonstrate experience in other aspects of commercial property work including development work, with knowledge of development agreements, options, conditional contracts, overage, easements and restrictive covenants.

Applicants ideally will be newly qualified solicitors or solicitors with 1-3 years
PQE.

Role & Responsibilities
• To assist the practice in meeting its professional obligations and business
  viability.
• To provide a high level of legal advice and assistance to the clients of the firm.
• To ensure that the advice given is accurate and comprehensive and that all
  advice provided is clearly recorded on the file.
• To respond to all client and third party communications promptly and to
  conduct matters to their conclusion within a reasonable time scale.
• To ensure that the conduct of client files is in accordance with all internal,
  professional conduct and accounts rules and obligations.
• To provide support and assistance to colleagues by assisting with
  overflow work within the department and maintaining support during holidays
  and sick leave.

Principal Duties
• To ensure that clients are provided with comprehensive advice.
• To attend upon clients.
• To confirm advice in correspondence.
• To respond promptly to client’s communications.
• To draft all necessary documentation required to conduct the client’s case
  and to proof read documents to achieve 100% accuracy.
• To ensure that paper and electronic files are up to date and accurate.
• To comply with all statutory requirements, where necessary.
• To prioritise work to meet deadlines agreed with the client or any other party
  involved with the matter.
• To ensure that all information used in managing the files and storing deeds
  and wills and any other documents relating to the case are accurately
  recorded.
• To maintain accurate billing records by recording time appropriately and to
  promptly and regularly bill clients for work conducted.
• To keep active watch on all WIP levels.
• To meet time recording, billing and other performance targets.
• To ensure that all requisite deadlines relating to the case are accurately
  recorded in the diary management system and, in particular, in the case of
  court matters, on the central diary system.

Business Development

To act as an ambassador/promoter of the firm.
To take a proactive approach to building professional relationships with clients
and other contacts.
To treat clients and colleagues with respect and tact, bearing in mind
individual needs, and ensuring confidentiality at all times.
To present a smart appearance and wear attire suitable for a professional
business environment.
To maintain and promote the good image of the firm.
To assist colleagues, Partners and Head of Department with
marketing/training events and initiatives.


Please send your Covering letter and CV to admin@tauntonsolicitors.com 

Taunton Solicitors - Recruitment

2 Tangier Central, Taunton. TA1 4AP