Residential Property Lawyer
Davies and Partners Solicitors is a well-established law firm with over 30 years’ experience. It has a national reputation for excellence in the Property sector and strength in depth in a wide selection of other legal services for businesses & individuals. There are 5 offices in London, Birmingham, Bristol, Devon and Gloucester.
This role reports to the Legal Director and Head of Private Client Residential
To handle a mixed residential caseload from initial instruction through to post completion whilst maintaining client care to the highest standard.
Key Duties and Responsibilities
To effectively deal with a manageable and varied caseload in residential conveyancing
To maintain and build upon exiting client relationships
To supervise the team in the absence of the Legal Director
To work to strict deadlines in a pressurised but friendly environment
To liaise with support staff (i.e. Legal Secretaries, Paralegals and Trainee Paralegals) in a positive and proactive manner.
To maintain accurate electronic and paper-based records for clients.
To act as a positive ambassador for Davies and Partners Solicitors
To undertake appropriate and relevant staff development on a regular basis
The following tasks provide a general overview of the types of activity, the candidate will be expected to engage in or oversee on a day-to-day basis. The tasks are not intended to be an exhaustive list of responsibilities as all employees are required to be flexible, dynamic and have the capacity to think creatively when presented with challenges.
As part of our compliance procedures, applicants are asked to note that:
references will be followed up;
all gaps in CVs must be explained satisfactorily;
proof of identity and (where applicable) qualifications will be required;
reference requests will ask specifically whether the applicant has ever been subject to any proceedings/complaints initiated by the Law Society or any other professional body.
appropriate suitability checks may be required prior to confirmation of appointment.
This role meets the requirements in respect of exempted questions under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974. This role will require applicants who are offered employment to be subject to a criminal record check from the Disclosure and Barring Service before the appointment is confirmed. This will include details of cautions, reprimands or final warnings as well as convictions.
Davies and Partners Solicitors provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, colour, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, marital status, amnesty, or status as a covered veteran in accordance with applicable national laws. Davies and Partners Solicitors complies with applicable national laws governing non-discrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities.
Appropriate DBS disclosure will be required prior to confirmation of appointment.
Right to live and work in the UK, e.g. valid UK passport or appropriate visa/work permits.
Solicitor or FCILEx qualified
2 years+ PQE - desirable
Possess a detailed understanding of Property Law
Ability to maintain and build upon existing client relationships
The ability to take on a supervisory role in the absence of the Legal Director, and to be able to mentor/assist others in the team
Self-organised and proactive
Ability to take responsibility and solve problems
Attention to detail
Ability to maintain client confidentiality
Adaptable to the needs of the business as changes occur during the operational requirements
Competent in the effective use of Information and Communications Technologies (lCT).
The ability to prioritise, meet deadlines, and work under pressure
Excellent interpersonal, communication and presentation skills.
Location: Davies and Partners Solicitors, 250 Aztec West, Almondsbury, Bristol, BS32 4TR
Contract Type: Permanent
Hours: Full Time, 37.5 per week
Salary: Competitive plus Benefits Package
You may have experience of the following: Residential Property Lawyer, Conveyancer, Conveyancing, Solicitor, Lawyer, Legal, Business Development, Case Management, Residential Conveyancer, Case Handler, Property Law, etc.