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Opportunity

Senior Associate Solicitor, Commercial Property

Does Thursfields sound like the right firm for you? Are you aligned with our values and ethos? If so we want to hear from you. We are always looking for new talent to welcome to the team and to join us on our exciting growth journey.

This is an exciting opportunity to join our growing Commercial Property department as a Strong Senior Associate Solicitor, offering excellent services to clients.

Whilst primarily based in our Solihull Office opportunities to work at our office in Birmingham are available.

This is a full or part time position – please call Grace on 01905 730457 to discuss the spread of hours available.

About the job

Location: Solihull

We have focused on growth in the Commercial Property Department over the past year and now have a strong offering to our Commercial Property clients in the West Midlands.

To work competently as a dedicated Commercial Property Senior Associate Solicitor in the Commercial Property Department alongside an highly experienced Commercial Property Director.

To fulfill the role in a wide range of UK commercial property law issues, acting as a commercially-minded “Business Adviser” to the client;

To help seek opportunities for new work through local business development and to meet your agreed personal business objectives and targets;

To support the general development of the Firm and in particular its Commercial Services offering by working collaboratively with colleagues to provide a full service offering to clients.

RESPONSIBILITIES, DUTIES AND TASKS

 Job Specific

To provide accurate and commercial property law advice to clients; including but not limited to advising in relation to sale, purchase, leasing and re-financing of business premises, commercial developments and unit sales, advising on pre-emption, option and promotion agreements, s106 Agreements, commercial  licenses, and easements;

  • To handle matters from the initial client contact through to completion;
  • To actively generate new business for the Firm;
  • To build and maintain strong client and referrer relationships;
  • Deal with matter related enquiries;

To assist with the development of the Firm’s commercial property law expertise through:

  • Networking within the business community and to key referral sources in order to develop a high profile for commercial work;
  • Contributing ideas to the Firm’s marketing strategy for winning new work and implementing agreed initiatives;
  • Carrying forward the department’s ongoing projects;
  • Helping organise and deliver seminars to clients, contacts and colleagues from time to time;
  • Writing articles for submission to local publications/Firm’s website/newsletter for clients and contacts and participating in Press releases with clients.

General

  • To provide accurate legal advice and assistance to the Firm’s existing clients, whilst developing your own client base;
  • To work efficiently as a fee earner within the department;
  • To utilise the Firm’s case management system to best effect in order to manage your case load;
  • To record time and bill clients in line with agreed practice policy and charging rates
  • To identify and initiate cross-selling opportunities;
  • To exercise your initiative and be proactive in the business development of the Firm generally;
  • To ensure that outstanding client care is given at all times and to maintain a highly professional approach;
  • To manage all files methodically and efficiently and in accordance with the Firm’s procedures and the LEXCEL quality mark requirements;
  • To undertake colleagues’ file reviews in a timely manner, if required to do so;
  • To comply with the Firm’s various policies and procedures as specified in the current edition of the Staff Handbook;
  • To ensure the confidentiality and security of all practice and client’s documentation and/or information;
  • To take responsibility for your own personal and professional development and ensure compliance with any compulsory professional education requirements;
  • To assist with the supervision of support staff within the department (where applicable) and encourage support staff in their development and training;
  • To undertake such other duties, training and/or hours of work commensurate with the role.

Person Specification

  • Self-starter;
  • Existing Client Base
  • Commercial approach;
  • Team player;
  • Confident at winning work;
  • Strong technical abilities;
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