Senior Commercial Property Solicitor
Slade Legal is a highly-regarded, well established legal practice based in Oxfordshire. We are a multi-disciplinary firm with a thriving commercial department providing a broad range of services. We offer a friendly, hard working environment and pride ourselves on recognising and rewarding good performance.
We currently have an exciting opening for a talented, experienced senior Commercial fee earner to join our commercial team at either Abingdon, Didcot or Wallingford. They will be expected to manage a varied caseload and will have the benefit of excellent in-house support and a collaborative team mentality.
To provide professional commercial conveyancing services and assist with all aspects of commercial property work.
The role reports to the head of department based in Wallingford and the hire is part of the firm’s succession planning. This role may appeal to an existing Partner level fee, current Head of Department, or aspiring Head of Department, who is looking for good work/life balance and or to possibly relocate.
With excellent support, the initial objective is to fully assist, support and absorb, then build upon the Managing Director’s current Commercial work, gaining the confidence of existing clients. Once familiar with our internal systems and procedures, the successful candidate will work with relative autonomy.
We value our staff and offer a comfortable, sustainable work environment and this role will suit an experienced senior commercial conveyancer or senior commercial property lawyer looking to move to a firm where work life harmony is a priority.
If your specialism is in commercial property / conveyancing and you are looking to apply your skills and knowledge to a varied Commercial property caseload, we want to hear from you. The successful candidate may be either a fully qualified lawyer with at least 5 year’s recent PQE in commercial conveyancing work or a non-qualified legal professional with the equivalent relevant experience and expertise. They should demonstrate a detailed knowledge of commercial property / commercial conveyancing work, good technical proficiency and strong attention to detail.
The candidate will carry their own caseload with relative autonomy. Fee targets and related bonus scheme apply.
Applicants must be self-motivated, reliable and demonstrate a professional and conscientious approach to their work.
- To initially assist and support the Managing Director’s Commercial work, to gain the confidence of existing clients, to bring a reputable following and to build up the work and grow the department.
- To meet with clients and assess the firm’s ability to provide the services required.
- To take the client’s instructions and acquaint them with the firm’s fee structure and administrative and legal requirements.
- To provide accurate statutory interpretation and legal advice, taking into account relevant legislation, codes of practice and policy.
- To promptly respond to client communications and solicitors instructed by other parties and with all others relating to the matter.
- To attend to clients, to provide clear and comprehensive advice and to progress each case smoothly to conclusion.
- To ensure that the conduct of client files is in accordance with all internal, professional conduct and account rules and obligations.
- To meet time recording billing and other performance targets.
- To properly draft all necessary documentation required to progress the client’s case.
- To properly administer case management and full file management and to ensure that paper and electronic files are up to date and accurate.
- To meet all compliance requirements, including those related to Anti Bribery, Anti Money Laundering, Data Protection and GDPR.
- To develop an awareness of financial costs to the business, to request funding authorisation where appropriate and obtain payments on account and monitor costs and cash flow.
- To accurately time record and to promptly and regularly bill for work done on clients’ behalf.
- To monitor WIP, to chase aged bills and to liaise with the head of department where appropriate.
- To ensure CPD requirements are met within the appropriate timescale.
- To adopt supervisory responsibilities in the absence of the head of department.
- To abide by all company health & safety requirements.
- To participate in business activities and projects as required.
All initial enquiries applications and CVs to Tracey Waite via the application section below.
Agency assistance kindly not required.