Commercial Property, min 8 yrs PQE, Birmingham

  • Veale Wasbrough Vizards
  • Birmingham, United Kingdom
  • Oct 09, 2017
Full time Commercial Property / Real Estate

Job Description

The Opportunity

We are offering an opportunity for an associate/senior associate to join our highly successful Commercial Property team in our Birmingham office. The relevant lawyer would be assisting in a busy commercial property team with a varied caseload of commercial property work for land owners, investors and developers through the efficient delivery of appropriate legal advice and assistance within the Commercial Property team.

Over 40% of the firm's turnover comes from the Real Estate department as a whole, making it a vital part of the firm. Our Real Estate lawyers make a key contribution to the success of the firm in their work across each of the firm's designated sectors.

Our Real Estate lawyers make a key contribution to the success of the firm in their work across each of the firm's designated sectors.

About the Team

Across the entire firm the Real Estate team comprises 21 partners and 79 senior associates, associates and solicitors plus a number of trainee solicitors and paralegals spread across our four offices.

Required Knowledge and Experience

Experienced solicitor (8 years plus PQE), with current Practising Certificate and an expertise in the commercial property. Must demonstrate an ability to provide accurate, focussed advice to clients and service delivery excellence. Familiarity with and confidence in the use of office IT applications and good typing skills.

We expect the successful candidate to have good team working and collaborative skills as we work open plan with solicitors from other teams, other departments and support staff both in Birmingham and across other offices. We expect to see the client at the centre of the firm and for our lawyers to have a commercial approach in their work. We are looking for someone who wants to join our team to help our clients achieve their objectives. The successful candidate will provide a wide range of advice on property matters including advice to charities, universities, schools, property investors and developers.

Skills Required

The ability to:

  • advocate and present orally when required
  • conduct effective case and transaction management
  • communicate concisely both verbally and in writing with colleagues and clients
  • draft legal documents, advice notes and give legal advice that is clear and concise
  • interview and advise clients, helping them decide the best course of action
  • identify the relevant legal issues applicable to a case or a transaction
  • conduct negotiations where appropriate
  • researching relevant areas of law
  • knowledge of commercial property and the conveyancing process particularly as applied to acquisitions, disposals and leases of non-residential land and buildings.
  • Knowledge and experience of working with public sector clients and charities/education clients would be preferred, but is not essential.
  • The ideal candidate would also have an interest in being involved in marketing activities including assistance with presentation at seminars, attending networking events and writing articles for professional journals.