0117 325 2929

Commercial property lawyer

An exciting opening for a dynamic, professional and focused individual to play an integral part in growing and developing the firm’s commercial property capacity.

You’ll be joining an established, forward-thinking and highly-reputable Bristol firm, delivering high quality work to meet the ever-changing needs of our commercial clients.

Working with our Head of Department, you’ll undertake all elements of commercial property work, whilst also forming, developing and maintaining links with new and existing commercial property clients.

As an experienced qualified Lawyer, this is your opportunity to join a thriving law firm & department, offering the chance to work autonomously, a varied workload and innovative training & development prospects.

This a full time position but flexibility over days/ hours worked will be considered.

Key responsibilites

To undertake all elements of commercial property fee earning work, including:

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

Marketing & business development activities, alongside our established marketing team, including:

  • Representing the firm at networking events & other sponsored events
  • Developing sources of work
  • Involvement in marketing strategies & initiatives

Person specification

Knowledge + experience


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


  • 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



  • Qualified solicitor or FCILEx

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


  • 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

Location and salary

Full-time position, salary DOE

Based in the Clifton office

      Closing date

      Closing date: Monday 30th July 2018


      Ready to apply for this role? Send us your CV and cover letter using the form below.

      Please select the role you are applying for.

      Upload your CV here (PDF or Word document)


      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.

      Your career at Barcan+Kirby

      Want to join us? Our careers brochure has everything you need to know about working + progressing at our firm.

      Latest News & Blog

      Our approach

      Sign up for our e-newsletter

      Enter your email below to join the mailing list