We're seeking to recruit an ambitious and capable Solicitor or Legal Executive (NQ - 2yrs PQE) to join our large and busy Real Estate team. Based in our Taunton or Exeter office, you will report directly to the Partners across our South West offices in Exeter, Taunton and Plymouth. As such, you will play an integral part in a wide range of work across the full range of real estate legal services for a varied client base, including private and public sectors. You will be acting for well-known regional and national developers, social housing providers, investment companies, waste operators, FE Colleges and local authorities on matters relating to commercial and residential developments, energy and waste projects, education property investment, healthcare, self-invested pension schemes and retail franchising, for which the department has a superb reputation, both locally and further afield. You will have already gained some experience of working on a range of commercial property transactions, and be seeking to expand your skills and knowledge, whilst being supported by an experienced team. Within a busy team, and mutually supportive environment you will enjoy high quality, high value work.
An excellent communicator with proven technical and organisational skills, you'll be accustomed to working under pressure to meet challenging deadlines. We're looking for good general real estate knowledge and you will already have gained some experience of commercial property matters. You will have an eye for detail, and be meticulous in your work. Being self-motivated and ambitious, you already possess the drive to help continue to grow and develop our business.
Our relationship with our clients is paramount. You will need the ability to build strong and lasting relationships with clients, and show a genuine commitment to their business needs. Dedicated and enthusiastic, you will have the ability to work efficiently with a commitment to client care and business development. Ideally, you will have completed your training contract at a leading city or national practice, and have prior experience of working with a diverse range of clients.
Working for Ashfords, you can expect to be provided with excellent training and development opportunities, in order to further your career in a stimulating yet supportive, forward thinking firm. We're ambitious - for ourselves, and for our people - and want to support you to realise your full potential, whilst enjoying a positive work-life balance in a beautiful South West location.
You'll also enjoy our range of flexible benefits, which include: Pension Life Assurance Private Health Insurance Private Medical Insurance Discretionary bonus scheme 25 days annual leave, all bank holidays plus your birthday off and an extra day at Christmas. Your holiday entitlement increases with length of service. Holiday Purchase Scheme Enhanced Maternity & Paternity Pay Free Legal Services to Staff: Including wills and conveyancing Medicash: Health care cash plan for employees
During these uncertain times, we have continued to work together to ensure that our people feel safe, supported and able to achieve our usual high standards of work, for each other and for our clients. With wellbeing being our priority, we have adapted our ways of working to ensure that new and existing colleagues get the support they need, when they need it. Interviews are taking place via Microsoft Teams and induction processes are being coordinated remotely at present, to enable people to begin working for us from home until such time as it is possible to return to the office. In the meantime, we have adapted our office environments to ensure they are 'Covid secure', if people do need to attend the office.
We will continue adjusting our approach as things change, so please do feel free to ask us about our response to the Covid-19 pandemic during our recruitment process, if you would like to know more.
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