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Job Title Rural / Agriculture Property Solicitor (NQ+)
Job Location Exeter
Department Private Client - Residential Property

The role

We're seeking to recruit an ambitious and experienced Conveyancing Fee Earner with an interest or expertise in Rural/Agricultural Property to join our busy Property team. Based in our Exeter office, you will report directly to the Partner and handle a wide range of agricultural property matters. With a focus on business development, you will take a lead role in developing business networks and creating opportunities across the sector in the region, generating new business opportunities for Ashfords, whilst providing excellent services to our existing agricultural property clients. As such, you'll readily be able to demonstrate your credibility and reputation. We're committed to valuing and supporting our people to achieve their potential and career aspirations.

About You

A 'self-starter' who thrives in this sector, you are self-motivated and ambitious, with a focus on client care. Our relationship with our clients is paramount. You'll have enthusiasm and flair for client contact, networking and business development, being a strong and confident communicator who enjoys generating and developing new business connections. You will already have demonstrated your ability to build strong and lasting relationships with clients, and show a genuine commitment to their care. This is an excellent career development opportunity if you're considering a fresh challenge in this specialist area of law.

About Us

As a Firm, we pride ourselves on our expertise, providing specialist knowledge to a wide range of clients across the UK and beyond. We're proud of being a professional, fair and friendly, non-hierarchical firm, where we want our people to enjoy working together to achieve great results. We advise businesses in the rural and agricultural sector in relation to all aspects of running their commercial operations, in particular on legal and regulatory issues surrounding farm management, agricultural business and diversification. We also advise landed estates and owners of agricultural enterprises in relation to wealth management, succession planning and their personal affairs.

With an impressive range of expertise, you can expect to be provided with excellent training and development opportunities in order to further your career. In addition, our spacious modern offices on the outskirts of Exeter, close to the M5, are easily commutable and perfectly appointed to support your business development work. We're ambitious - for ourselves, and for our people - and want to support you to realise your full potential, whilst enjoying a positive work-life balance in a great South West location.

You'll also enjoy free parking, and a hybrid flexible working pattern(60:40). Depending upon the level you join us at, other benefits include:

25 days Annual leave + birthday and Ashfords Day

PMI Single Cover

Group Income Protection (50% salary after 26 weeks' absence)

Medicash Health Cash Plan

Life Assurance (4 x basic salary)

Pension (5% ER and 3% EE) Free will and conveyancing (after 1 year's service)


Holiday Purchase & up to 5 days' carryover


Retail Discount Portal

Eye Tests

Long Service Award

Recruitment Referral Scheme