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Job Title Real Estate Professional Support Lawyer
Job Location Exeter
Department Real Estate

About the role

Our Real Estate team is renowned for development and investment work, and as a result of our continued success we are seeking a Professional Support Lawyer to work alongside our current Real Estate Professional Support Lawyer.

Based on a 3 day working week, the role will be primarily home based, with the occasional requirement to attend one of our South West offices.

You will be providing training and knowledge management support to the firm's Real Estate department. You will also be a part of the Firms' wider Knowledge Management team in driving improvements in the standardisation of procedures and consistent working practices across the firm.

Key responsibilities include:

  • Keeping up with law and market practice.
  • Analysing new law and developments and communicating to fee earners effectively.
  • Drafting updates, guides and articles for internal and external audiences.
  • Developing best practice with regard to storage of knowledge materials.
  • Supporting fee earners with queries arising from their transactions and undertaking legal research where appropriate.
  • Creating and updating templates.
  • Working with our Learning and Development team to provide relevant technical training for fee earners, and assisting with seminars and bespoke training for clients.
  • Working with our Risk and Compliance team to ensure understanding and effective. implementation within the real estate department of firm wide communications and policies.
  • Identifying cross selling opportunities.
  • Co-ordinating directory submissions.

About You

In order to be successful in your application for this position, you will have:

  • Strong general Real Estate background and solid technical/drafting skills.
  • Excellent communication skills.
  • Good project management skills with the ability to cope with pressures associated with handling multiple tasks and associated deadlines.
  • Flexible, adaptable, "can do" problem-solving attitude.
  • Organised, with lateral thinking skills and an eye for detail.
  • Commercial awareness and an ability to understand and relate to clients' needs, and a commitment to delivering excellent client care.
  • A team player, with the temperament to form effective working relationships with partners, employees and clients.
  • Qualified solicitor/CILEX with transactional Real Estate experience from a reputable Real Estate team (typically over 3-4 years PQE).
  • Experience in Residential Development preferred but not essential.

About Us

We are proud of being a professional and collegiate firm where we want our people to enjoy working together to achieve great results. Working for Ashfords, you can expect to be provided with excellent training and development opportunities, in order to further your career in a stimulating yet supportive, forward thinking firm. 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 beautiful South West location.

You'll also enjoy our range of flexible benefits, which include:

  • Pension (5% Employer, 3% Employee)
  • Life Assurance
  • Private Health Insurance
  • Private Medical Insurance
  • Discretionary bonus scheme
  • 25 days annual leave, all bank holidays plus your birthday off and an extra day at Christmas. Your holiday entitlement increases with length of service.
  • Holiday Purchase Scheme
  • Enhanced Maternity & Paternity Pay
  • Free Legal Services to Staff: Including wills and conveyancing
  • Medicash: Health care cash plan for employees.

Find out moreā€¦

For an informal and confidential discussion about this opportunity, please contact Toby Tompkins, Talent Acquisition Assistant, on t.tompkins@ashfords.co.uk or 01392 333 654.

Or apply now, and we will be in touch with you as soon as possible.