Senior Commercial Property Solicitor – min 5 years PQE

Senior Commercial Property Solicitor – min 5 years PQE

Department: Commercial Property

Location: Hampshire, Southampton

Permanent Position offering excellent Salary and Benefits, flexible / Hybrid Working

Are you a commercial property specialist? Have you hit a glass ceiling where you are, and are looking for the next stage in your career? Perhaps you have been with your current practice a while and feel it’s time for a change? Look no further. Our client will help you achieve your goals with all the technology and commercial support that a top 50, Legal 500 law firm can command. The best of both worlds, we are big and small in equal measure, and you will have full autonomy to grow, manage and lead your team to success. Our employee benefit trust allows you to become a part owner and benefit directly from the success of your team.

Progression is truly a huge part of working with us. Unlike other companies, you can not only progress within your office, but at a national level as well which gives a huge array of possibilities for your career and salary. Your caseload will be varied, and you will be handling a mix of agricultural, residential development and core commercial real estate matters. If this sounds like something for you, then let’s have a conversation.

Your role would include

• Lead and motivate a team of fee earners, paralegals and assistants.

• Provide guidance on regulatory, client care and legal issues

• Monitor and managing performance of the team

• Further developing the culture of delivering exceptional customer service to clients

• Monitor and review workflow and caseloads, ensuring they are handled in a timely manner

• Supporting the team with technical legal queries

• Helping grow the business

Here’s what we need:

• You will need to be a qualified solicitor

• You will need a good understanding of the SRA Code of Conduct and other regulatory requirements

• Have proven track record of providing proactive, consistent and efficient client services

• At least five years’ experience of working within a busy commercial property team

• Ability to work under pressure, to tight deadlines and department targets

• Ability to provide the highest standard of client care

• To have excellent written and verbal communication

• Team management experience

• Problem solving skills

• Attention to detail, good organisational skills and ability to priories workload

They also have some great benefits:

• 25 days holiday plus bank holidays

• Fully flexible remote working environment

• BUPA healthcare

• Company pension

• The Employee Benefit Trust owns 5% of our client, every employee owns shares in this 5%

• Growing and developing environment which is truly different to the legal norm

To start the ball rolling, call Georgina on 07539 170664, let’s have a conversation, in confidence at a time to suit you. Send your cv to georgina@optimal-recruitment.co.uk


New Roles – Conveyancing Solicitors

Location – Southampton, Hampshire

Permanent roles offering Flexible working and excellent Benefits

Conveyancing Solicitors

Our client is a Top 100 national law firm with 650 employees across 12 offices in England.  Their Conveyancing teams are rapidly expanding and we are now looking for experienced Conveyancing Solicitors to join this growing company.

This opportunity is based in their office in Southampton

Conveyancing Solicitors – The Role

  • To take responsibility for a varied caseload of residential conveyancing matters including freehold, leasehold, registered, unregistered, shared ownership, new build properties and Limited Company transactions.
  • To proactively and efficiently manage conveyancing tasks throughout the whole transaction, whilst managing Client expectations.
  • To maintain regular contact with clients and ensuring regular updates are provided within agreed internal and external SLA’s and within company procedures.
  • To act in accordance with our regulatory requirements including AML processes.
  • Demonstrate excellent customer care skills.
  • To deal with clients, solicitors, mortgage lenders, brokers, other stakeholders in an efficient and professional manner.
  • To monitor the progress and status of all transactions within your caseload
  • Contribute to a culture of teamwork and high performance, with a strong focus on customer care.
  • To identify and refer complex queries to your manager for assistance and guidance in dealing with the matter.
  • And in addition to the above, undertake any ad hoc duties when reasonably required.

Skills/Experience Required – Residential Conveyancing

  • Proven experience handling a range of residential property matters.
  • The ability to progress transactions and manage caseload with minimal supervision.
  • Capable of building strong and effective relationships.
  • Meet SLA’s.
  • Have a good understanding of the SRA Code of Conduct and any other regulatory requirements.
  • Ability to work quickly and maintain high levels of accuracy.
  • Excellent communication and organisational skills.
  • Ability to prioritise, work under pressure and adapt to meet client and business needs.

Why work with our client?

As well as a very competitive salary, the client will provide you with a wide range of benefits, such as –

  • 25 days holiday plus bank holidays
  • Fully flexible remote working environment
  • BUPA healthcare (dependent on your level)
  • Company pension
  • The Employee Benefit Trust owns 5% of the Leading Clients Group, every employee owns shares in this at 5%
  • Growing and developing environment which is truly different to the legal norm

For a confidential discussion about this role call Georgina on 07539 170664 and send your cv to georgina@optimal-recruitment.co.uk