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Commercial property lawyer

Barcan+Kirby are seeking a commercial property lawyer to join our team in Bristol (part-time or flexible hours available).

Our growing commercial property department is seeking qualified solicitors or legal executives to service demand for conveyancing services from our commercial client base.

You will be responsible for your own caseload with minimal supervision and there are team/individual fee targets. You will be expected to operate as an effective member of the commercial conveyancing department; dealing with client work and helping with business development activities.

This is an excellent opportunity for an enthusiastic, accomplished commercial property lawyer who is looking to make the next step in their career.

Job description +

  • Sales and purchases of properties and businesses, mortgage and re-financing – both individual and portfolio
  • Landlord and tenant matters including grant and assignment of leases, lease renewals, licenses to assign and to alter, inter alia
  • Development acquisitions and disposals, pension properties, joint venture agreements and all other aspects of commercial property
  • Conducting matters on behalf of clients in an appropriate and efficient manner
  • Management of support services, including departmental secretaries and paralegals
  • Maintaining financial control with particular regard to cash flow control through accurate time-recording, collection of monies on account and billing procedures
  • Ensuring compliance with SAR, SRA Code of Conduct and Lexcel rules and requirements for all matters for which you have conduct

Person specification +

Knowledge + experience


  • People management experience
  • Excellent organisational skills
  • Marketing initiative experience and implementation
  • Good contacts within the community
  • Networking skills
  • IT literate and confident using and adapting to new systems and processes
  • Varied experience in commercial property


  • Leadership and business experience
  • 360 vision on how the department can become more efficient and profitable whilst striving to ensure we have a motivated, efficient and well-trained team

Skills + competencies

Team orientation

  • Ability to motivate oneself and to set and exceed targets
  • Embraces change and has the ability to respond to external influences and a changing business environment
  • Ability to adapt to continually changing parameters
  • Enjoys working as part of a team, helps and supports others
  • Takes personal pride in their work and is committed to producing work of highest quality, shows initiative in improving results


  • Ability to negotiate and has experience of being able to change other people’s views
  • Ability to convey information accurately, both verbally and in writing, and make self understood
  • Can communicate effectively with people at all levels


  • Takes a long-term view, sets goals for the future, taking a strategic perspective
  • Consults widely, involves others in decision-making. Encourages new ideas and members opinions
  • Ability to organise own work within deadlines and to agreed standards
  • Ability to balance tasks, structure own workload to make best use of time and resources, delivers to deadline
  • Monitors delegated tasks, deals with problems as they arise and feedback given to team member
  • Ensures files are up to audit standard

Customer focus

  • Takes ownership of any problems and maintains contact with client until they are resolved
  • Responds promptly within agreed service level standards
  • Anticipates client’s future requirements, understands business objectives and prioritises, leads and manages others in taking a client approach, takes a lead role in developing new or improved services
  • Offers friendly and approachable service to clients

Results orientation

  • Focuses on achieving the task and working to individual and team goals
  • Ability to work calmly and maintain a disciplined approach to the task under the pressure of deadlines and/or changing objectives

Problem solving

  • Generate new ideas, enjoy being creative, thinks of original solutions
  • Focuses on detail, needs to be methodical, organised and systematic
  • Ability to view problems and solutions from clients and other perspectives, applies experience gained in different circumstances and areas of work to assist with decision-making
  • Ability to use own initiative in making sound decisions


  • Qualified solicitor or FCILEx
  • 2 years PQE

Location and salary +

  • Full-time position with flexibility over days/hours worked
  • Based in our Clifton office
  • Salary DOE

Closing date +

  • Closing date: Friday 19th April 2019

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Further information

Have questions about this role? Drop our HR team an email or call us on 0117 325 2929. To find out more about life at Barcan+Kirby, download our careers guide.

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