Commercial Property Solicitor – Bedford

Why Woodfines?

We are a progressive, growing firm, well-established in the ‘Oxford-Cambridge arc’, offering flexible working in modern, spacious offices. This role is based in our Bedford office within walking distance of the high street and the station.

As a firm, we pride ourselves on our friendly, approachable nature, to both staff and clients, offer competitive salaries, and genuine progression opportunities. Our staff are given autonomy in a firm that focuses on the delivery of practical solutions.

Woodfines is a full-service legal firm, with over 140 staff and very high staff retention. As well as our well-established reputation in Commercial and Private Client Law, we specialise nationally in Road Transport and Logistics Law and, more locally to our rural clients, Agricultural Law.

Job description and required skills

An opportunity has arisen within our Commercial Property team for a Senior Commercial Property Solicitor.

Our workload includes: advising on all Landlord and Tenant matters with strong covenant tenants. Acquisitions and disposals with average values of £2million; leases with rental yields of £2m+ per annum, corporate support transactions valued up to £30m; together with a mixture of development work, corporate financing, infrastructure agreements; pension scheme property investments and other commercial property matters.

You will be at least 2 years PQE with a healthy amount of commercial property experience. Experience within agriculture would be ideal. You should have knowledge of landlord and tenant matters and a broader exposure of commercial property transactions generally. The successful applicant will be a dynamic, strong team player, with excellent communication skills and be able to use sound and professional judgement for problem solving; you should enjoy a challenge, but with an awareness of exposure to risk.

You will need:

  • Excellent drafting, research and negotiation skills
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Strong IT skills
  • Strong awareness of a variety of social media platforms
  • Good business development skills

Salary is commensurate with experience and we offer additional staff benefits including pension, income protection scheme, group life cover, cash plan and 34 days holiday.

To apply, please send a CV and covering letter detailing your experience to Karen Jobbling at kjobbling@woodfines.co.uk

 

 

Conveyancing Assistant/Secretary

An opportunity has arisen within our Residential Conveyancing department in our Cambridge office for a Conveyancing Assistant/Legal Secretary. The role is a mixture of secretarial and paralegal duties.

Why Woodfines?

We are a progressive, growing firm, well-established in the ‘Oxford-Cambridge arc’, offering flexible working in modern, spacious offices. This role is based in our Cambridge office, which is located within walking distance the station.

As a firm, we pride ourselves on our friendly, approachable nature, to both staff and clients, offer competitive salaries, and genuine progression opportunities. Our staff are given autonomy in a firm that focuses on the delivery of practical solutions.

Woodfines is a full-service legal firm, with over 140 staff and very high staff retention. As well as our well-established reputation in Commercial and Private Client Law, we specialise nationally in Road Transport and Logistics Law and, more locally to our rural clients, Agricultural Law.

Skills Required:

  • Clear demonstrable experience as a legal secretary, within the field of Residential Conveyancing
  • Previous conveyancing paralegal experience would be preferable
  • Excellent IT ability, with good working knowledge of Microsoft Office
  • Previous experience of using a case management system would be desirable
  • Proven ability to use own initiative and work well under pressure
  • A positive, proactive, can-do approach is essential
  • Willingness to work as part of a busy team
  • Must have a commitment to providing excellent customer service at all times

Daily Duties:

 Carrying out a secretarial role to support Fee Earners in the Residential Conveyancing team, including:

  • Assisting with a broad variety of paralegal and administrative tasks
  • Having direct client contact, via telephone, email, and face to face
  • Ensuring departmental systems and firm-wide procedures are followed

Salary is commensurate with experience, and we offer additional staff benefits including pension, income protection scheme, group life cover, cash plan and up to 34 days annual leave.

To apply, please send a CV and covering letter detailing your experience to Karen Jobbling at kjobbling@woodfines.co.uk

Company Commercial Solicitor – Milton Keynes

We are currently investing in and expanding our Commercial team across our offices to reflect both our current workload requirements, but also the firm’s regional ambitions for the future. We are looking at for a Solicitor with at least 6 years PQE to be based in our Milton Keynes office, who is committed to the vision that we have for servicing clients and their own personal development in a supportive environment.

To find out more about the role, please download our job specification.

To apply, please send a CV and covering letter detailing your experience to Karen Jobbling at kjobbling@woodfines.co.uk

Company Commercial Solicitor – Cambridge

We are currently investing in and expanding our Commercial team across our offices to reflect both our current workload requirements, but also the firm’s regional ambitions for the future. We require an experienced Senior Solicitor to lead transactions and the development of Commercial legal services from our Cambridge office.

To find out more about the role, and the Commercial department, please download our job specification.

To apply, please send a CV and covering letter detailing your experience to Karen Jobbling at kjobbling@woodfines.co.uk

Work Experience

Woodfines Solicitors offers work experience placements across its offices in Bedford, Milton Keynes and Cambridge during July, August and September each year.

Applications are accepted from the 31st January to the 31st March of the year in which the placement is to take place. Applications received outside of this period will not be considered.

“I would like to thank you very much for arranging the work experience for me. I found it very, very useful and really enjoyed it as well. I appreciate the time you took out to talk to me and I have learnt a lot from you and the other members of the department in my time there. You all made me feel very welcome and comfortable and it was a pleasure working with you all.”

Placements are usually for one week at a time but spaces are extremely limited. As a result, we will generally give preference to applications from individuals who are currently in their second or third year at University. We also consider applications from sixth form students.

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