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Julie West Solicitors | Residential and/or Commercial Property Solicitor

13th June 2024
Leatherhead
Julie West Solicitors

We are recruiting at Julie West Solicitors: residential and/or commercial property solicitor (or equivalent qualification with experience)

 

About Julie West Solicitors:

We are a growing law firm in the Mole Valley district of Surrey, and we provide exceptional legal services primarily to individuals and small businesses, locally, nationally and internationally. We specialise in the areas of property and private client advice.

We have been in business for 20 years. Our aim is to be the pre-eminent small law firm in Mole Valley. We will achieve this through investment in people, training and resources to enable us to deliver an excellent legal service tailored to meet our clients’ individual needs.

We are CQS, WIQs and Lexcel accredited. We are members of ALEP, the Home Equity Release Council and the BOLD Group. We are well resourced with both Practical Law and Lexis Nexis subscriptions. We promote equality of opportunity, dignity and respect for all employees.

 

Our core values:

  • We want to give our clients a superb service and experience
  • We enjoy what we do and we are good at what we do
  • We can achieve more collectively than we can individually
  • We value diversity, enterprise and innovation
  • Financial stability and increasing revenue are paramount if we are to enjoy success

 

The role:

Salary: £30,000 to £55,000 negotiable after 12 months depending on performance.

Location: Thorncroft Manor, Leatherhead, Surrey KT22 8JB. Our office is set in 14 acres of parkland adjacent to Leatherhead Leisure Centre, Leatherhead town centre and Norbury Park. Free on-site parking.

Hours: Full-time Monday to Friday (37.5 hours per week), but would consider 30 hours per week and/or non-standard office hours.

Start date: ASAP.

 

Personal specification:

Essential to carry out role to minimum required standard:

Qualified solicitor (or equivalent) with current practising certificate and first rate academic credentials.

You must be able to:

  • Manage a full caseload and to progress cases without supervision;
  • Handle a wide range of clients and to manage their expectations;
  • Exercise judgment and independent decision making, with consultation, as appropriate; and
  • Be approachable, collaborative and resilient.

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PQE:

Senior property solicitor: expert technical knowledge and 20+ years of practical experience.

Property solicitor: expert technical knowledge and 6+ years of practical experience.

 

Job description:

Main tasks | Approx % of working time

  • Delivering advice; legal research; delegating fee earning work undertaken by colleagues; updating costs information; time recording; opening, advising, progressing, and closing client matters and all associated tasks | 70%
  • Dealing with enquiries and winning work, providing estimates, following up leads | 10%
  • Raise profile of firm and attract new enquiries by networking, building and maintaining professional relationships and dealing with complaints; support strategic aims of the practice | 10%
  • Training other members of staff; take part in own training and maintain development plan and development record; updating precedents | 10%

This is not intended to be an exhaustive or definitive list; you may be required to carry out other duties
as required.

 

Experience:

Experience of handling residential and commercial conveyancing, mortgage work to include proficiency in some or all of the following specialist areas:

  • Leasehold enfranchisement, lease extensions.
  • Residential sales of freehold reversions.
  • Shared ownership and home equity loans.
  • Bridging loans.
  • Declarations of trust, and loan agreements.
  • Home equity release/lifetime mortgages.
  • Development work such as options, overage and clawback agreements, planning and other statutory agreements, community infrastructure levy.
  • Knowledge of stamp duty land tax, and VAT as they relate to property transactions.
  • Commercial leases, renewal, and determination; assignment and surrender of commercial leases.
  • Licences to assign, underlet and make alterations;
  • Commercial property: sale, purchase, granting leases and licences.
  • Easements and rights of way.
  • Unregistered land
  • Acquisition of land by adverse possession.
  • Residential letting, and the sale and purchase of investment properties.
  • Newbuild conveyancing.

 

How to Apply:

To apply for this role please send your CV including a cover letter with your name, postal address and contact phone number to hello@juliewestsolicitors.co.uk