Commercial Property Solicitor – Bedford
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 firstname.lastname@example.org