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2 months ago
Russell-Cooke LLP
Salary: Competitive
Company benefits: Life insurance, Pension scheme, Cycle to work scheme
Location: London
Job type: Permanent
Job sector: Private Practice
Experience: Newly Qualified, PQE 1
Contact: HR Department
Sector: Commercial Property, Real Estate
Category: Associate Jobs

Our Real Estate group is seeking a junior Associate of between 0 – 1.5 PQE to join our team in Central London (Holborn).

The real estate group has an established reputation and broad experience over the entire sector.

Legal directories Chambers & Partners and Legal 500 rank Russell-Cooke amongst the leading property teams in London with clients describing the team as "proactive and responsive, as well as imaginative in their approach to difficult situations."

Having a good understanding of the firm’s values and culture, you will be keen to raise the profile of the team. You will represent our clients to the highest standard. You will be eager to broaden your range of expertise and skills.

You will demonstrate sound knowledge and experience of all commercial property work and commercial awareness.

It is also essential that you are able to demonstrate that you can develop and maintain good client relationships.

Key Responsibilities and Duties include:

Client Relations:

  • Provide a high quality legal service to all Russell-Cooke clients

  • Develop and maintain good client relationship skills, gaining clients’ confidence and that of other professionals

  • Receive requests for legal advice from current and potential clients and taking decisions on the most appropriate responses to make to these requests

  • Establish what needs to be done to solve a client’s problems

  • Offer advice on the law, legal procedures and a wide range of associated issues

  • Attend and represent Russell-Cooke at client meetings

  • Draw up contracts and other legal documents

  • Research documents and case history to ensure accuracy of advice and procedures

    Professional Standards:

  • Work and behave in a professional manner and to the highest standards of the profession

  • Comply with procedures set out in the Office Manual, professional standards and any requirement set by the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA)

  • Carry out duties given by the partners or others faithfully and diligently and follow all reasonable instructions

  • Participate in the growth and development of the department / firm

  • Treat all information about the firm and its client and their business as wholly confidential

  • Attract additional business from new and existing clients

  • Record all chargeable hours

    Personal Development:

  • Have a clear understanding of what it would take to develop a career to the next level

  • Support internal procedures and systems of Russell-Cooke including file / case management, time recording

  • Respect partners, staff and clients and in turn earn the respect of the department and clients

  • Participate in team meetings

  • Attend internal training and external training as and when required

  • Keep up to date with law and practice

  • Share information with colleagues

  • Read journals and attend courses as part of continuing professional development (CPD) and keep track of CPD hours

  • Maintain high standards of professional conduct while generating adequate practice income, ensuring that the fees earned sufficiently exceed total costs and expenses incurred

    Person Specification


  • Educated to degree level and having preferably obtained a 2:1 or above although all applications will be considered;
  • LPC / BVC qualified essential.

For more information and to apply, please visit our website.

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