About the role and team

This role would be to deliver standard commercial property work for our clients in our housing sector which will include commercial leases, buying and selling, easements and other associated documents. The person will have experience of commercial property and be able to carry a caseload. It would be helpful but not essential if they were interested in our housing association clients who own the commercial property, but it is not essential.

 

Key Tasks

  • Working as a team member, and with involvement in cross organisational projects, you should develop relationships across the firm that facilitate smooth communication and management of day to day client matters and larger scale projects.
  • Take initial client instructions.
  • Analyse issues and advise client on solution in the context of the client’s broad needs to achieve desired result.
  • Draft appropriate documentation/letters subject to Partner/Department Manager approval.
  • Maintain ongoing discourse with client and build relationship.
  • Manage client file subject to six month review by partner.
  • Negotiate with solicitors representing opposing party where appropriate.
  • Prepare court papers where necessary interviewing witnesses/taking statements/instructing barristers etc.
  • Ensure effective completion of administrative tasks particularly maintaining accurate, detailed client files and completion of Law Society and other required documentation.
  • Prepare bills for payment and monitor outstanding fees making every effort to ensure prompt payment.
  • Maintain professional knowledge and understanding through training, ensuring completion of the Law Society CPD requirements.
  • Represent the practice in the wider legal/business sphere and seek to identify and build new client relationships.
  • Time record appropriately
  • Feedback to secretarial coordinator in relation to secretarial support, especially where a secretary is allocated to specifically support you
  • Keep up to date on the work conducted by other legal departments to ensure accurate cross selling opportunities


In the event of line management of a colleague;

  • Initial responsibility for sickness absence management in accordance with the organisation policy
  • Initial responsibility for performance management in accordance with the organisation strategy
  • Conduct annual appraisals, identify training needs and, with the Department Manager, make provision for this training
  • Meet regularly with relevant Department Managers to pro actively address issues at the earliest opportunity

 

About the candidate

 Personal Competences

Communication

Actively seeks opportunities to communicate, uses appropriate language to convey facts, ideas or opinions.  Listens and questions carefully to avoid misunderstandings

 

Planning and Organisation

Establish efficient and appropriate course of action for self and others.

 

Team working            

Recognise the importance of working together with other people and participates fully in the achievement of team objectives taking on whatever role is required

 

Client Care

Discovers and responds to internal or external client needs to ensure delivery of an outstanding level of service

 

Adaptability/Flexibility

Is able and willing to change, keeps an open mind, adapting rapidly to changes in the organisation and its environment

 

Commercial Awareness

Create a financially-aware environment, constantly reviewing market conditions and delivering a competitive service.

 

Continuous Improvement

Continually reviews the current situation, identifies opportunities and develops and implements plans for achieving cost effective improvements, striving for standards of excellence in both personal and team performance.

 

Staff Management and Development

Actively manages staff to maximise and continually improve the performance of the team.

 

Decision Making        

Make high quality decisions through evaluation of all relevant data and reaching unbiased, logical conclusions.

 

About the firm
Anthony Collins Solicitors is a specialist law firm with a clear purpose – to “improve lives, communities and society". For over 40 years we’ve been successfully combining market-leading legal expertise with a commitment to excellence and long-term relationships underpinned by a strong set of values.
 
What makes Anthony Collins Solicitors distinctive, beyond simply being a sector-specialist law firm, is our people and the values we share. We’re extremely proud of the calibre of people that we attract; people who are inspired by our values, motivated by our vision and work with our clients to positively influence the society and communities we are building together.
 
 
Anthony Collins Solicitors is a committed Equal Opportunities employer promoting equality of opportunity. This means that everyone who either applies to or works for the firm is treated equally, whatever their gender, age, ethnic origin, nationality, marital status, disability, sexual orientation or religious beliefs.