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Goughs Solicitors
Company benefits: Healthcare, Pension scheme
Location: Chippenham
Job type: Permanent
Job sector: Private Practice
Experience: PQE 2, PQE 3, PQE 4, PQE 5
Contact: HR/Recruitment
Sector: Commercial, Commercial Property
Category: Solicitor Jobs

Our Commercial Property team forms part of our multi-faceted Commercial department who offer high quality legal services to businesses and individuals throughout Wiltshire and beyond.

The Commercial department currently comprises of 12 lawyers, including a Professional Support Lawyer, and seven support staff across our six offices.

Over the last three years the Commercial department has seen its fee income increase by over 20%.

Due to its continuing financial success the Corporate Commercial team, along with the wider department, will be moving to new fit for purpose office premises on the outskirts of Chippenham within the year so that it can continue to grow and develop.

This is your chance to join a dedicated team of Commercial Property lawyers who have many years experience in all types of Commercial Property transactions.

This is your opportunity to work in a fast paced, exciting, energetic and agile environment where you will gain valuable experience and exposure to high quality work from a varied client base.

The team
We are looking for individuals who want to be part of a thriving, highly motivated and growing Commercial Property team which includes four lawyers and three support staff based between our Chippenham and Trowbridge offices.

The team harbours a culture of dynamism, motivation and enthusiasm and work in an approachable, friendly and supportive environment.

Everyone in the team has become an expert within their area but have the autonomy to tap into the knowledge of others within the department and firm to service their clients.

The role
You will be responsible for a varied caseload of Commercial property transactions which is of a high calibre and with diverse clients who are based both regionally and nationally.

The role will give you opportunities to have additional responsibilities to just fee earning such as networking, assisting colleagues and mentoring junior members of the team.

Life at Goughs
We fully understand that work is a big part of our lives and we strive towards making the working day an enjoyable environment.

We actively bring together the offices and departments as much as possible through our social and charity committees. We have an annual away day which is all about team building, unwinding and having fun!

We are committed to helping our employees strive for a healthy work life balance and we are open to discussing flexible working arrangements.

We believe in investing in our staff and offer a tailored career structure and appraisal scheme to our lawyers and central services staff. The success of this is evident with many of our Partners and Equity Partners having started with us as Trainees or junior lawyers.

This is an exciting opportunity to experience a more relaxed pace of life with the advantages of having excellent road and rail links on your doorstep. 

Salary and benefits

  • Competitive salary.
  • A minimum of 26 days holiday per year plus bank holidays.
  • Automatic enrolment into the Work Place Pension Scheme after three months of employment.
  • Discretionary bonus scheme available to all fee earners based upon individual performance objectives.Career structure scheme available to all fee earners.
  • Buying and selling holiday scheme.
  • Healthcare Cash Plan.
  • Private Medical Insurance (available to employees at Associate/Functional Manager level and above).
  • Support with study and qualifications.
  • Employee Introduction bonus.
  • Discounted legal fees for staff.
  • Optional mobile phone (for Associate level and above)
  • Quarterly Goughs Value Champion Initiative – the Champion receives their next birthday off as annual leave.
  • Length of service awards (available after three years of service).
  • Bi-monthly prize draws.
  • Paid professional body membership.
  • Firm funded social events throughout the year.
  • Charitable events for our nominated charities including a registration/entry fee allowance for each employee paid for by the Firm.
  • Working for a Lexcel and CQS accredited Firm.

Your qualities
We are looking for individuals who are commercially and financially astute with the confidence to negotiate and compromise to achieve the desired outcome.

You will possess the ability to think laterally in order to provide innovative solutions to client problems.

The role will require you to be a good business developer and have the ability to build and maintain effective relationships.

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