Solicitor / Senior Solicitor

Term: Permanent
Working hours: Full-time
Department: Commercial Property
Location: Flexible on location, would consider Beverley, / Grimsby. Mixture of office based and working from home available.

We are currently looking to recruit a Solicitor / Senior Solicitor to join our growing Commercial Property department.

The role will involve supporting the department in providing Commercial Property legal advice to the Firm’s clients. 

The Firm

Wilkin Chapman LLP is the largest law Firm in Lincolnshire and East Yorkshire, with an unrivalled breadth and depth of expertise and experience.

We are distinguished by our approachability, innovation and commitment to providing the best service we can to our clients along with achieving and maintaining quality standards.

We believe that this quality, service-led approach is also reflected by the number of accreditations and recommendations that the firm regularly achieves with the UK's leading legal directories, such as Legal 500, Chambers UK and is ranked 111 in The Lawyer UK’s top 200 law firms by turnover. 

The Department

Our Commercial Property team is both regionally and nationally respected and this is reflected by our Legal 500 Tier 1 ranking.

Our  national and local client base extends across  many sectors including housebuilders and commercial developers, social housing providers, large scale retailers and investors, banks, government  bodies, energy companies, health care providers and charities as well as educational establishments.

Our work is varied and challenging but we have an experienced and supportive team of over 45 members which spans across four of our Wilkin Chapman’s offices. We’re experts in a number of fields and our client base is diverse and includes major household names and plcs together with more local organisations and individuals.

Our team prides itself on collaborative team working ensuring each team member is appropriately supported and progressed to facilitate the growth of the team member and as a consequence, the department.

The Role

This is an excellent opportunity for an experienced Solicitor / Senior Solicitor to contribute to the achievement of the department's goals and objectives and to maximise departmental profitability. 

The role will involve supporting Partners and other Solicitors in providing Commercial Property legal advice to the Firm's clients.

The successful candidate will be expected to handle a broad range of quality commercial property work for a variety of clients and as well as managing their own caseload, will be expected to take part in business development activities.

The role will provide the successful candidate with dynamic and varied opportunities in a supportive and inclusive environment.

Duties will include
  • Carrying out a broad range of commercial property matters in a technically strong, collaborative and team focused manner. 
  • Ensuring that all matters are conducted in the client's best interests and in accordance with the highest professional standards and applicable "quality" standards at all times.
  • Assisting in training and supervision and mentoring of junior fee earners and trainees as well as training initiatives where required.
  • Assisting with the continued growth of the Commercial Property team as well as contributing to business development events and initiatives.
  • Working with the Partners in the department together with other team members to ensure that an effective and efficient service is provided to all clients.
  • Responsible for achieving financial targets agreed with Head of Department and ensuring good financial hygiene is delivered within own caseload.
  • The successful candidate will be a fully qualified Solicitor.
Skills Required

Successful applicants must be able to demonstrate:

  • Previous experience within Commercial Property or alternatively other relevant experience demonstrating the candidate’s ability to perform the role.
  • An ability to work to deadlines and achieve billing, time recording, and fee-earning targets  together with an understanding of good financial hygiene.
  • That they are commercially astute, technically strong and keep themselves current on key legal and business news.
  • Effective skills in communication, organisation and client relations.
  • An ability to work collaboratively within a strong and supportive team.
  • Committed to providing a professional, quality service in a timely manner and respond effectively to requests from internal and external clients.
  • The ambition to succeed and commitment to departmental development and client relationship management.
  • An understanding and willingness to embrace the Firm’s values and behaviours.
Equal Opportunities

Wilkin Chapman is an equal opportunities employer that values diversity and welcomes applications from all suitably qualified persons regardless of their ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, age, disability, religious practice or any other perceived differences.  We are an armed forces friendly employer.

Our Values

All that we do is shaped by our five values: Service, Teamwork, Approachability, Innovation and Commitment to achieving results. These values are the bedrock of Wilkin Chapman, they define who and what we are - they underpin everything that we do. For more information on our values, please click here.

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