Solicitor/Associate – Private Property & Agriculture – Taunton
Due to continued growth, we are seeking a qualified lawyer to join our Private Property & Agricultural team, handling a mix of residential, agricultural and commercial transactions.
Hours: Full Time
Vacancy Reference: 749-LTN
Spanning our Bristol and Taunton offices, you will be joining a team comprised of four Partners, three Associates, four Paralegals and three Administration Assistants. We are looking to enhance our offering and continue to grow.
We are one of the biggest Agricultural teams in the UK, ranked Band 1 for Agriculture in Somerset by Chambers and Partners. Our well-regarded team is also on the NFU panel of legal advisors for Somerset, Gloucestershire, Wiltshire and Dorset.
You will be managing your own caseload, covering a broad range of property types, to include high value rural residential properties, listed buildings and unregistered land. In addition to residential conveyancing, you will be involved in sometimes complex farm/agricultural property transactions, from bare land, working farms and large estates, often including various farm diversification projects, providing additional variety and development.
The practice includes a variety of landlord and tenant work, which will expose you to the Agricultural Holdings Act 1986, Agricultural Tenancies Act 1995 and the Landlord and Tenant Act 1954.
You will have plenty of client contact, with clients who choose to instruct us to benefit from a high quality, tailored service and you will develop your client relationship skills to meet their expectations.
We encourage you to experience a broad range of work, and to build your connections with colleagues within other departments at the firm.
Learning from highly respected senior practitioners, you will be able to develop and hone your technical and client management skills, engaging in challenging and complex work. As an expanding team, there are real opportunities for career development as you gain expertise and build your wider skill set.
This role will allow you to work flexibly, splitting your week between your home working environment and our Taunton office. This role would also suit someone looking to relocate to the South West, offering easy access to Devon and Cornwall.
It is an integral part of this role that you comply with data security and all firm policies and procedures.
This is a fantastic opportunity for the right candidate to progress their career and enjoy a challenge within a large and continually growing, fast paced team.
If you are a qualified solicitor, with around two to five years of post-qualification experience gained with a leading firm, we would very much like to hear from you.
You will be able to demonstrate a strong intellect, evidenced with a high level of academic achievement, and be someone who shows initiative, drive, and excellent organisation skills.
We expect you to be a genuine team player and a great communicator, who enjoys helping and working alongside others. You will be eager to learn, develop and hone your skills to take advantage of the opportunities for career development within this team. The role would be ideal for someone with interest in agriculture and the issues facing farming businesses.
Beyond your technical skills, you will have developed strong client management skills and have a strong interest in business development. Essentially, you will also be a genuine team player, looking to support others and share ideas and opportunities for the benefit of the team as a whole, enjoying and benefitting from the resulting success along with your colleagues.
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