Company / Commercial Lawyer
- Job Reference: 00024814-1
- Date Posted: 25 November 2020
- Recruiter: CV-Library
- Location: Salisbury, Wiltshire
- Salary: On Application
- Sector: Legal, Covid-19
Company/Commercial Lawyer – Part-Time
We are looking for an enthusiastic experienced company/commercial lawyer.
The job is suitable for a solicitor or a very experienced legal executive with genuine ability.
So, if you are a confident, well-presented, friendly and approachable lawyer with excellent communication skills, we want to hear from you.
The successful candidate
The right candidate will have
* at least 4 years’ solid experience of non-contentious commercial work
* great people skills and will be an enthusiastic team player
* good organisational, time management and IT skills
* the ability to multi-task under pressure
* a keen eye for detail
* the confidence and the ability to react to change whilst working within a pressurised environment
* excellent standards of client care and great communication skills
* a history of strong billing
* a desire and the ability to help in the growth of our commercial
In addition, a useful, but not essential, attribute would be the ability to handle employment work.
The ability to work unsupervised is essential.
Building a job around you
To a certain extent, we are happy to build the job around the needs and requirements of the successful candidate – but we anticipate that it could involve flexible working, and regular working from home - but to make the job work, we expect the successful candidate will, sometimes, also need to work at one of our offices.
At any one of our 4 branch offices – Salisbury, Andover, Amesbury and Fordingbridge.
Ideally, we are looking for someone who wants to work for a total of three days a week. That can either be three fixed days or spread throughout the working week.
However, a degree of flexibility, and in particular a willingness to answer urgent queries or new client enquiries outside any formal work period would be extremely useful.
Flexible working is nothing new to us. For the last 10 years or so, many of our lawyers routinely worked from home. And as a result, we were well placed to continue to offer a high level of client care when coronavirus hit and the lockdown was imposed.
We are more concerned with output than input – what we are really looking for is quality legal work, highly satisfied clients and great billing
Niche areas of work?
As a firm, are very keen on developing niche areas of law – so if you already have, or want to develop, a niche area of practice – we would love to hear about it.
And amongst the niches we continue to develop is working for a fast growing number of property investors and developers nationwide – and as a result a significant part of our company commercial work is currently for them. Familiarity with this sector and of work for them ranging from partnership agreements and shareholder agreements to loan and other joint-venture documentation is a useful but not an essential