Job Vacancies

JOB DESCRIPTION

COMMERCIAL PROPERTY SOLICITOR

LOCATION:

Street, Somerset

SALARY:

Competitive - dependent on experience, plus benefits package

STANDARD WORKING HOURS:

Monday to Friday 09:00 – 17:00 with one hour lunch break (35 hours per week)

REPORTING TO:

Head of Commercial Property

RESPONSIBLE FOR (STAFF):

Secretary

 

SCOPE OF THE ROLE:

A superb opportunity for a Commercial Property Solicitor to work for a highly regarded firm of solicitors, with multiple offices based in beautiful Somerset.  This dynamic firm has developed a great reputation as a friendly and supportive employer and is looking for an individual to join their strong commercial property team.

Our ideal candidate will possess a minimum of 2 years’ experience (though all levels will be considered) gained within commercial property generally. Experience of working on a diverse range of commercial property transactions will be advantageous though training and supervision will be provided depending on the individual.  The ideal candidate will be a good communicator, have excellent client skills, together with a strong interest in business development.  We offer a refreshing and supportive working environment, with an excellent career path and on-going training.

The role will be based in our Street office but candidates would be expected to travel to our other two offices within Somerset.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Demonstrate technical knowledge across a variety of commercial property transactions
  • Advise on a broad range of commercial property matters to include; landlord and tenant, freehold and leasehold sales and purchases, and transfers of going concerns
  • Be willing to handle a varied commercial property caseload and potentially expand into new areas of work
  • Provide effective and decisive action to the firm’s business and private clients; demonstrating a sound understanding and practical application of the law
  • Undertake any research necessary to give correct advice
  • Achieve time and billing targets
  • Manage a varied caseload whilst being flexible to changing demands
  • Work as part of a team on other client projects
  • Demonstrate effective time management skills; ensuring client matters are progressed in an effective way and files are kept in good order
  • Establish a good working relationship with your dedicated secretarial support; assisting with department workflow when required
  • Operate a successful networking strategy; marketing yourself, the department and firm as a whole
  • Generate work through maximising business development opportunities
  • Show a genuine desire and interest in building client relationships by sharing the firm's ethos of providing exceptional client care
  • Have enthusiasm and ambition to succeed

OTHER DUTIES:

  • Adhere to all internal methods, systems, policies and procedures

 

Apply in writing with CV to Miss Louise Clayton, 7 Market Place, Wells, Somerset BA5 2RJ

or by email to louise_clayton@chubb-bulleid.co.uk

Telephone:  01749 836105

 

 

JOB DESCRIPTION

Trainee Solicitor (Training Contract)

2 year fixed-term Training Contract commencing November 2017

Salary: Prevailing Law Society recommended rate

Are you looking for a training contract with a successful law firm based in Somerset? Do you want to gain experience across a wide range of areas of law; from Commercial Property law to Wills and Tax Planning law?  If you have answered yes to these questions, and you are seeking to commence a training contract in November 2017, read on.

Our priority is providing quality advice to our clients and we have cultured a successful ‘people firm’ which is reflected in our organic growth and client testimonials.  In order to achieve this, we are a hard working but also expanding and successful law firm in central Somerset.  We have offices in Wells, Street and Somerton, all of which specialise in general high street legal matters.

Our reputation means that we also specialise in a variety of agricultural transactions, corporate matters, sizeable commercial property transactions and we act for a number of developers and substantial companies, including certain household names in the retail sector.

We have had a philosophy of giving our trainees a wide range of practical experience (not just on a photocopier!) and skills through training and client contact over the 2-year contract term.  Our trainees complete four six month seats, with exposure to all departments within the Firm during the training programme.  The trainee will have hands on experience of legal matters, client contact and responsibility with back up and support at all time.  The hope is that the trainee will then see the vision of the Firm and want to progress within Chubb Bulleid once they have qualified as a solicitor.

We are looking for candidates with a genuine passion for the legal profession, coupled with team-working skills to fit with our supportive and expert team.  Together with academic ability, our ideal trainee will be self-effacing and an excellent communicator.

The mission of the Firm is to continue to provide the best service for clients in the local area and continue to grow our practice.  Applicants should demonstrate their personal commitment to our client care values in their application.

Applicants must have completed a law degree (or equivalent) and some level of experience is an advantage.  A GDL/LPC qualification is desirable but not essential.

If you are looking to train within a friendly and supportive environment, with exposure to a client base that is typical of a larger city firm, then we might just be the perfect fit for your emerging legal career.  Find out all about us here: http://www.chubb-bulleid.co.uk/

And we think you’ll agree, our location is something special too:

http://www.visitsomerset.co.uk/explore-somerset/wells-p500273

Our trainee recruitment process comprises of a HR/partner interview and written exercise.

We are currently recruiting for a 2017 autumn intake and applications need to be received no later than Wednesday 31st May 2017. 

To be considered for this opportunity, please submit your CV and covering letter to: Louise Clayton, HR Manager, Chubb Bulleid Solicitors, 7 Market Place, Wells, Somerset BA5 2RJ or email your application to: Louise_Clayton@chubb-bulleid.co.uk

 

EVER CONSIDERED A MOVE TO SOMERSET ?

Have you ever wondered if it is possible to get a stimulating, varied and satisfying career whilst enjoying the beautiful rural countryside?

We can tell you that it is not only possible, but available to you right now.

Nestled in the centre of rural Somerset we can offer you a quality of life, no long commute and no compromise on caseload. With branches in Wells, Street and Somerton we have a diverse client base that includes Commercial High Street names and people from every walk of life. We have International, national and local clients and everyone is as important to us as the next.

We are a modern well organised practice that holds Lexcel, ISO9001:2008 and Conveyancing Quality Scheme standards. We offer excellent prospects for development for the right candidates.

If you are looking for a new challenge and client care is important to you and if you fit the criteria for one of our vacancies then we want to hear from you.

 

Apply in writing with CV to Miss Louise Clayton, 7 Market Place, Wells, Somerset BA5 2RJ

or by email to louise_clayton@chubb-bulleid.co.uk

Telephone:  01749 836105