20 days ago
Role Profile Level 3
(Monday to Friday, 9am to 5.30pm)
Litigation, Transaction and Advisory
Real Estate Midlands and South
Weightmans is a Top 45 law firm with offices throughout the UK. Having been recognised as the leading legal employer at the annual Britain's Top Employers awards and achieved several top rankings in Chambers UK 2016, we are immensely proud of the work we carry out for our clients and the culture we provide to our people.
Our national Real Estate team provides a complete range of legal and advisory services on all aspects of commercial property for both the public and private sector. We advise on and draft heads of terms, development agreements and associated construction, planning and site disposal matters, funding arrangements, freehold transfer and associated due diligence procedures, grant assignment and lease renewals. Our clients range from major retailers, leisure operators, regional developers, local authorities, universities and healthcare providers. We have been involved in a range of projects from £100 million city centre regeneration schemes to smaller bespoke ventures. Our service includes the management of large property portfolios for occupiers and investors, advising on LTA 1954 renewals, easements, covenants, service charges and land registration.
This role is to be based across our Midlands offices in Birmingham and Leicester and flexibility will be required in this regard. We will be flexible as to where the role is primarily based but attendance will be required across both.
The role will be to manage own caseload, and assist other case handlers with their caseloads, of Real Estate cases including commercial development regeneration, landlord and tenant, estate management and acquisitions and disposals.
Key duties and responsibilities
Manage own caseload of Real Estate cases
Provide support to other members of the team
Draft and prepare various real estate documents
Liaise with various internal and external parties such as colleagues, clients, Land Registry, search agencies etc
Assist the local and national team with business development and profile-raising initiatives
Complete MI procedures as and when required
Achieve set financial and chargeable targets
Ensure relevant deadlines, quality measures and KIPS are adhered to
Comply with relevant policies and procedures
Work in accordance with Weightmans’ values
This list is not intended to be exhaustive and you will be expected to perform other duties and have other responsibilities that fall within the wider remit of the role.
The person specification
Qualified solicitor; 4 yrs PQE or over or equivalent experience
Significant experience of and keen interest in Real Estate
Excellent IT and typing skills
Excellent communication skills
Excellent time management and organisation skills
Ability to multi-task and prioritise
Ability to follow instructions
Ability to work to strict deadlines and targets
Ability to work as part of a team and on own initiative
Any reference to experience or PQE in our adverts or job descriptions is to be used as a guideline only. We welcome applicants from all backgrounds and with different levels of experience who can demonstrate that they fulfil the requirements of the role.
The successful candidate appointed to this role will be subject to our standard background checking process, and any offer of employment made is conditional upon successful completion of those checks. Further details can be obtained from the Recruitment team.
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