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8 months ago
Devonshire Solicitors
Location: London
Job type: Permanent
Category: Solicitor Jobs
3T0e lF 0i2ns0b 7u r6y2 C8 i7rc5u7s6, L oFnadxo 0n8 7 E0C 620M8 79D 39T0 DX 33856 Finsbury Square Devonshires Solicitors is the trading name of Devonshires Solicitors LLP, registered in England and Wales at the address above with company number OC397401. A list of members is open for inspection at our offices. This firm does not accept service by electronic mail or facsimile. This Firm is authorised and regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority under the name of Devonshires Solicitors LLP and registration numberSolicitor Real Estate & Projects – to 5 years’ PQE The Firm Devonshires has been based in the City of London for more than 150 years. From our offices on London Wall we provide legal services throughout England and Wales. Our clients range from some of the world’s largest multinational corporations to private individuals. We act for a significant number of charities, housing associations and Regulators. We would describe ourselves as “full service” with specialists in Commercial/Corporate, Civil Litigation, Housing, Employment, Projects & Property Development. Over the past few years we have grown significantly and now have approximately 230 employees. The Department Real Estate (and particularly property development) is at the heart of Devonshires’ business. Within the department, there are 6 dedicated partners working on property transactions with a broad range of clients from registered providers of social housing and care homes, charities and private developers, acting on developments from a handful of units to thousands. The wider department also undertakes projects work (such public private partnership schemes). Job Purpose The role will specialise in site acquisition and development projects for commercial developers, charities and Registered Providers (RPs) but will also include some commercial leasing. The role will cover a full range of property related legal issues from giving advice on draft section 106's, development agreements, conditional contracts and potential title problems through to legal completion. Main Duties and Responsibilities of the Role
 Responsible for the day to day running of files to include, but not limited, to:
 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;
 conditional contracts and option agreements;
 sale and purchase agreements;
 development agreements;
 commercial leases;
 nomination agreements;
 S38, S104 and S278 adoption and highways agreements;
 Statutory utility easements, leases and transfers; and
 Review, drafting and negotiating residential and commercial leases and licences

 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;
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Please note we are only accepting CVs from direct applicants at this stage. Ilf you would like further details or wish to apply for this position please email your CV and covering letter direct to aecgcaels.rseecdr ubyit @cldicekvinogn shheirree.s .co.uk and also complete the diversity monitoring questionnaire which can be Person Sp ecification Attributes and Skills Required
 You will be 0 – 5 years’ PQE Property Solicitor with experience of site acquisition and development work;
 NQ solicitors applying must have at least 12 months’ experience within Property
 You will have a strong academic background, ideally gaining a 2:1 at degree level;
 You will enjoy client contact and have excellent communication skills, both written and verbal;
 Ability to prioritise workload to increase efficiency for the Property Team;
 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;
 A high attention to detail to produce work / documentation which is consistently of a high standard;
 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;
 You will be happy to undertake routine work with minimal supervision but be keen to gain experience of more complex transactions with supervision;
 To be familiar with Word, Outlook and Internet applications. Devonshires Solicitors LLP is committed to providing equal opportunities in employment and to providing a workplace free from discrimination and harassment. As such all job applicants, employees, partners and third parties who come into contact with us, will receive equal treatment, regardless of age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, trade union activities, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, sex or sexual orientation. We welcome applications from groups where we are currently underrepresented. For this reason we ask that all candidates complete the recruitment monitoring survey in complete confidence for statistical purposes in order that we can effectively monitor how well our Diversity procedures are working. To review our policies on Diversity Inclusion and Dignity at Work please visit our recruitment pages.

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