Commercial Property Solicitor

Commercial Property Solicitor
Work in partnership with business owners, property investors and landlords across East Anglia

The Commercial Property Solicitor role

We are currently recruiting for a Commercial Property Solicitor, based in our A12 Commercial Hub, to support the strategic growth of Holmes & Hills’ Commercial Property  service offering alongside and in partnership with the firm’s existing  Legal 500 Commercial Property team.

You will have a proven track record in delivering expert legal advice and high service levels to clients, whilst working independently on your own caseload of high level transactions.

You will deal with a varied caseload delivering strategic advice on setting up sites for sale, option agreements, conditional contracts, promotion agreements, selling and buying development sites including dealing with deferred consideration and overage.

A typical caseload would include:

  • Acting for landowner entering into joint venture with developer for eco houses.  Value circa £3 million.
  • Acting for purchaser of commercial plot and build contact.  Built value £8.5 million.
  • Acting for Developer in connection with purchasing site for development (60 units)
  • Acting for landowner in connection with Option with large developer.  Value minimum £3.5 million.  About to vary the current option agreement and enter into new one with neighbour relating to access etc.
  • Acting for landlords in connection with Promotion Agreement.  Now on  Deed of Variation number 3.  Minimum value £3.6 million.
  • Acting for landowners in restructure.  Once completed planning team to divert bridleway and obtain planning permission then will come back to me for set up to sell to developer.
  • Acting for landowner who is part of consortium of 7 landowners for a new town in South Essex.  Client is largest landowner in the Consortium who entered into Option with Promoter.  This is ongoing as client about to add more land into the Option.  Minimum value for original land is £150 million.
  • Acting for Promoter and Developer who purchase circa 100 units every year.  4 Current matters on involving site advice, promotion agreement, freehold purchase.

What experience do I need?

You must be a qualified solicitor  (5 years + PQE) and able to demonstrate solid experience in property development acting for landowners and/or developers in a variety of development led transactions.

What skills should I have?

  • Strong Communication skills
  • Pro-active thinker
  • Great marketing and networking skills
  • Self-motivated and organised with the ability to prioritise and manage own workload
  • Ability to work effectively and efficiently under pressure

What are we offering?

A competitive salary, with a bonus structure and additional benefits .  As well as a modern and agile working environment at the firm’s brand new regional head office, the A12 Commercial Hub, at Marks Tey, Colchester. The A12 commercial Hub offers colleagues free parking, agile working space, and easy access by road (being based on J25 of the A12) or train (500m from Marks Tey train station).

About the company

Holmes & Hills Solicitors is a large and growing regional law firm with its heart in East Anglia. From six offices across Essex and Suffolk - including the brand new 14,000 sq ft A12 Commercial Hub at J25 of the A12 - our 140 legal industry professionals work in partnership with clients to provide truly proactive legal services through personal relationships.

Acting as a trusted advisor to individuals, businesses and local authorities, the solicitors and support staff at Holmes & Hills take the time to understand clients’ objectives before delivering practical advice through a personal and accessible approach.

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We apologise, but due to the volume of applications we are currently receiving, we may not always be able to respond to unsuccessful applicants.

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