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Alice Neal
Permanent | Salary: £50000
Development Solicitor NQ-2 years’ PQE

Development Solicitor NQ-2 years’ PQE London £45k-£55k plus bonus and excellent benefits Our client has been based in the City of London for over 150 years, they also have offices in Leeds and Colchester. They would describe themselves as a full-service law firm with specialists in Corporate/Commercial, Civil Litigation,...

Development Solicitor NQ-2 years’ PQE

Development Solicitor NQ-2 years’ PQE

London

£45k-£55k plus bonus and excellent benefits

Our client has been based in the City of London for over 150 years, they also have offices in Leeds and Colchester. They would describe themselves as a full-service law firm with specialists in Corporate/Commercial, Civil Litigation, Housing, Employment, Real Estate, Projects, and Property Development.

The role

They are looking to recruit a Lawyer to work within their Real Estate – Development team which is at the heart of the firm’s business. The successful candidate will be part of a team of 7 strong partner department working of a variety of property transactions with a broad range of clients:

  • Social housing
  • Care homes
  • Private developers
  • Acting on sites and developments

An important part of the role is to provide direct support and assistance to a partner in the

team, and contribute more widely to the team and its growth.

 

You will be responsible for the day to day running of files to include, but not limited, to:

 

  • Drafting and negotiating leases and licences (acting for both landlords and tenant);
  • Site acquisition and disposal;
  • structuring transactions with reference to SDLT and VAT
  • dealing with access rights;
  • drafting full reports on title;
  • section 106 agreements and planning;
  • highways and drainage (with paralegal support);
  • conditional contracts and option agreements;
  • development agreements;
  • nomination agreements (we will provide training if necessary);
  • S38, S104 and S278 adoption and highways agreements (with paralegal support);
  • Statutory utility easements, leases and transfers (with paralegal support); and
  • Drafting and negotiating leases and licenses.
  • To keep clients constantly updated with progress and meet their deadlines;
  • Organise and maintain tidy and accurate files both in hard copy and electronically;
  • To meet fee targets;
  • To develop and grow client relationships;
  • To provide support and supervision to other fee earners across the team and to share

knowledge as and when required;

  • To follow department procedures, the Solicitors’ accounts rules and the Firm’s

policies and procedures as detailed in the Office Manual, including LEXCEL;

  • Undertake such duties and tasks that are appropriate for the role of Solicitor such as

changes in information systems and new technology as may reasonably be required;

A Full job description is available on request

What they are looking for

  • NQ - 2 years PQE UK Qualified Solicitor
  • Experience of site acquisitions and development work
  • Ideally 2:1-degree level
  • Excellent communication skills
  • A high attention to detail to produce work / documentation
  • Ability to prioritise workload to increase efficiency.
  • You will be commercially aware, proactive and able to convey clear and concise information to clients and external organisations, which will not compromise the practice or the firm;
  • To have a flexible approach to work to ensure client deadlines are always met and clients are communicated with on a consistent and regular basis.

If you feel you would be a good fit and would like to learn more about this opportunity, then contact Alice Neal at alice@lrlegal.co.uk or call for a confidential discussion on 0208 464 2524 or 07904922615.

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