Property Solicitor

Property Solicitor
Working with colleagues, clients and professionals across East Anglia

The Property Solicitor role

We are looking for a Property Solicitor excited by the opportunity to specialise in leasehold enfranchisement matters and play an important role in  supporting the continued growth of Holmes & Hills’ leasehold property service offering.

You will work alongside and in partnership with the firm’s Commercial Property and Residential Property Teams, in addition to working closely with a Client Enquiries Executive who solely deals with leasehold related enquiries from prospects across the country.

The successful candidate will focus on providing services to leaseholders and freeholders covering all aspects of leasehold enfranchisement, including non-statutory lease extensions, statutory lease extensions, freehold purchases and collective enfranchisement.

You will have a proven track record in delivering strategic, pragmatic and expert legal advice, providing high service levels to clients. You will be experienced in managing your own caseload of leasehold, residential or commercial property matters, or a mix thereof, under minimal supervision. As the firm continues to grow, the successful candidate will be keen to build their personal reputation as a leasehold enfranchisement specialist in the region and nationally, alongside that of the firm’s reputation.

What experience do I need?

Prior experience in leasehold enfranchisement matters is preferable but not essential.  We welcome applications from candidates with prior leasehold enfranchisement experience or  candidates with other property experience who have a keen interest in this area and an ambition to specialise in the field. Training will be provided where specific leasehold enfranchisement experience is more limited.

Regardless of the extent of your previous specific leasehold enfranchisement experience, the role will suit an ambitious self-starter who is looking for a new challenge and the opportunity to play a key role in developing an important strategic service area for the business, nationally.  You should have the ability to manage your own caseload but there are experienced team members who you will be able to learn from and who will provide specialist support.  

What skills and attributes should I have?

  • Good legal technical skills
  • Strong communication skills
  • Excellent organisational skills
  • Self-motivated
  • Commercially aware
  • Proactive thinker
  • Enjoy networking and building relationships

What are we offering?

A competitive salary which will be subject to previous experience, 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). You will be based alongside Holmes & Hills’ other leasehold enfranchisement specialist, the wider Commercial Property Team and the firm’s Head of Residential Property.

Employees are also able to benefit from a great remuneration package and a number of additional benefits including access to an employee assistance programme, virtual GP access 24/7, death in service, a retail discount platform and optional medical insurance policies at group discount rates*

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.

*Effective as of the 1st July 2021.

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