About the role and team
Anthony Collins are are looking for a dynamic and experienced Property Solicitor to work in our Third Sector Property team.
The team’s client base is comprised of charities (national and regional), social businesses, charitable care operators and other third sector organisations. The team prides itself on its first-class service given to clients and to the value we add as being experts in the sectors in which we operate. The team is successful and growing and has a large emphasis on teamwork, collaboration and a supportive and encouraging environment.
Our work includes:
  • Landlord and tenant/ asset management;
  • Involvement in all aspects of property work for the team’s third sector client base
  • Advising on various property documents including deeds of easements, licences, deeds of variation etc;
  • Building and maintaining effective client relationships;
  • Active participation in marketing initiatives;
  • Running own caseload;
  • Ensuring files are managed in compliance with Lexcel procedures.

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.
  • Have good experience in a range of commercial property transactions to include sales, purchases, leases, financing and landlord & tenant and to have the ability to hold a broad and interesting caseload.
  • Draft appropriate legal documentation/letters subject to supervisor approval. Full training will be given on charities requirements in the transactions/documents (and we do not expect the candidate to have experience of this) but good knowledge of all other aspects of commercial property and ability to run a caseload on is essential.
  • Client relationships will be key so candidate will need to have good written and oral communication skills, a proactive approach to keeping clients updated, ability to prioritise and plan their work so as to meet deadlines and service standards.
  • Negotiate with solicitors representing opposing party where appropriate.
  • 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
About the candidate

 For this role we are looking to appoint a candidate with the following qualities:

  • Proven ability to take on responsibility and manage files, independently where appropriate;
  • Strong client focus and a commitment to service delivery; 
  • Drive and enthusiasm;
  • Commercial awareness;
  • Confident and professional;
  • Ideally a qualified Solicitor 2 to 3 years' post qualification experience in commercial property work;
  • Hard working and a good team player; and 
  • Alignment with the Firm's social purposes (ideally).
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.