Solicitor (2-3 years PQE), Commercial Property, Guildford

TWM Solicitors in Guildford is looking for a commercial property solicitor of 2-3 years PQE to join its busy Commercial Property team.

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Louise Prynne
HR Co-Ordinator

Overview of the vacancy

  • Undertake fee earning work and provide a profitable contribution to the work of the department.
  • To meet fee earning and other KPI targets.
  • Ensure the successful development of the firm in line with the current published Business Plan
  • To handle all forms of commercial, development and/or investment property work and/or the disposal/acquisition of business, either working on matters delegated from the Partners or building and developing own case load with this emphasis, depending on experience and ability.
  • To work effectively with other departments.

Job description

  • To assist the department in meeting its fee earning targets by providing help regarding advice and assistance to clients of the department as well as other departments of the firm.
  • Conduct of matters on behalf of clients.
  • Shows willingness to become involved in activities of the firm both within and outside of the department to which the individual is assigned.
  • Is developing a client/referrer base.
  • Understands and undertakes property referral of work to relevant departments and recommendation of work for other departments.
  • Is involved in practice development and marketing activities for the department, office and firm with little need for supervision/guidance.
  • To utilise skills of any department trainee and to assist with the Trainee’s training.
  • Financial control with particular regard to cash-flow control through collection of monies on account and billing procedures.
  • Travelling to client meetings both in and outside the UK when required.
  • Promoting good file management.
  • To ensure compliance with SRA and other regulatory procedures.
  • To maintain professional knowledge base including attainment of annual CPD points.
  • To assist during the absence of other fee earners.
  • Undertake other duties as from time to time required.

This job description is non-exhaustive and the firm reserves the right to vary the duties and responsibilities of the post holder at any time according to the needs of the firm’s business.

Qualifications

Associate Solicitor – A good honours degree followed by LPC, training contract and PSC/or a good honours degree with CILEX to Fellow level, LPC and PSC and admitted by SRA as a solicitor.

Essential personal qualities and attributes

  • Demonstrates strong competence in the chosen area of law and practice (and a sufficient understanding and awareness of all relevant areas of law as appropriate) but recognises the need to develop and learn.
  • Achieves targets in respect of chargeable hours, fees, recovery rate, lock-up and non-chargeable time as an Associate Solicitor.
  • Is developing and maintaining a client/referrer base.
  • Understands and undertakes proper referral of work to relevant departments and recommendation of work for other departments.
  • Shows willingness to be involved in activities of the firm outside of work within the department to which the individual is assigned.
  • Where appropriate, supervises junior members of staff.
  • Is involved in practice development and marketing activities for the department, office and firm with little need for guidance/supervision.
  • Demonstrates a clear understanding of, and alignment with, the values of the firm.
  • Demonstrates a high level of courtesy and respect in dealing with all colleagues and clients/key business introducers.
  • Demonstrates a good sense of commercial awareness.
Essential skills, knowledge and abilities
  • Sound training.
  • Well developed interpersonal, social and communication skills.
  • Ability to work effectively as part of a team.
  • Ability to work effectively under pressure.
  • Computer literate with an ability to develop its use in own functional area.
  • Enthusiasm and commitment.
  • A sound knowledge of your responsibilities as a Solicitor including in rules and principles of professional conduct, client care, conflicts of interest, confidentiality, relations with third parties, relations with other solicitors and regulatory and compliance procedures.
Desirable skills, knowledge and abilities
  • Prior knowledge of Practice Evolve or other office management systems.
  • Prior knowledge of regulatory requirements.
Contact us

If you are interested, please send your CV and covering letter to jobs@twmsolicitors.com.

TWM Solicitors (www.twmsolicitors.com) is an Equal Opportunities Employer.

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