Residential/Property Fee Earners

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The Residential/Property Fee Earners role

Our Conveyancing Team is expanding, and we are looking for Residential/Property Solicitors, Legal Executives or Licensed Conveyancers to join our fantastic team.  We have roles available within all our office locations.

General Conveyancers will handle an extensive and varied caseload that will encompass the full spectrum of conveyancing matters including sales, purchases, re-mortgages on freehold and leasehold property, lease extensions and Transfer of Equities (with matters covering Transfer of Part, small development sales and £1m + properties to candidates wanting this experience) . 

You will also have experience of dealing with help to buy schemes, transfers of equity, right to buy and shared ownership transactions.

Leasehold specialists 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 be 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.

Our employees are encouraged to be involved in business development and marketing, so the successful candidate must be commercially aware and possess excellent relationship building and communication skills.

What experience do I need?

The roles available will suit candidates 3yrs +PQE in residential conveyancing or property and for the more experienced roles, candidates with 6yrs +PQE in residential conveyancing or property.

In addition, experience of dealing with help to buy schemes, transfers of equity, right to buy and shared ownership transactions would be helpful.

Candidates will be looking for the opportunity to grow and develop their career and have a proven track record in delivering high quality conveyancing work under minimal supervision.

The right candidates will have excellent client care skills and be able to take a flexible approach to meeting clients’ expectations of client contact.

For our more experienced roles, candidates should be confident and competent in technical aspects of Residential Property and Land Law and not just the process itself.  Candidates should also have proven knowledge of trust matters and their impact on residential property transactions.  Candidates will have a proven track record in delivering strategic, pragmatic and expert legal advice, providing high service levels to clients.

In leasehold enfranchisement matters 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 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 and a relaxed, supportive and flexible work environment.

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 1st July 2021

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