Property/Commercial Litigation Solicitor

  • Job Reference: BH-36615
  • Date Posted: 1 July 2024
  • Recruiter: Law Staff Limited
  • Location: Central London
  • Remote Working: Some remote working possible
  • Salary: £52,000 to £65,000
  • Sector: Civil litigation, Commercial litigation
  • Personnel Type: Solicitor

Job Description

Are you a 3–6-year PQE Property/Commercial Litigation Solicitor seeking a new challenge with a leading Legal 500 and Chambers & Partners ranked Firm?

As a result of rising demand for Litigation services, our client is actively seeking a Property/Commercial Litigation Solicitor experienced in all aspects of Property and Civil/Commercial Litigation to join the Firms robust Dispute Resolution team of seven. Your expertise will play a pivotal role in supporting the expansion of the department.

You'll manage a diverse caseload for a variety of clients to include private individuals and small to medium enterprises. This entails close collaboration with colleagues across the Firm's Family and Residential Property departments, whose clients frequently includes landlords or leaseholders.

The Firm:
Our client is a Legal 500 and Chambers & Partners ranked Firm, with a legacy spanning over a century, is widely acknowledged for its esteemed reputation. Boasting a sizable team of proficient lawyers who are dedicated to upholding the values of professionalism, clarity, respect, and genuine care, while providing an extensive range of expert legal services. Embracing a collaborative ethos, the firm cultivates a supportive atmosphere for both clients and colleagues, working towards achieving optimal outcomes. Recognising the effectiveness of teamwork, they understand that the best results emerge from collective efforts.

Type of work:

Property Litigation:
  • Boundary, Building, Dilapidations and Disrepair, Neighbour, Tolata and Service Charge Disputes
  • Commercial Lease Renewals
  • Rent Reviews
  • Residential and Commercial Landlord & Tenant Possession Claims
  • Tenants’ Rights to Purchase and Withholding of Consent by Landlords
  • Contested Probate
  • Breaches of Covenant and Easements

Commercial Litigation
  • Anti-Trust/Competition, Chancery and Civil Fraud Litigation
  • Building/Construction, Civil Litigation, Contractual, Intellectual Property, Shareholder and Partner Disputes
  • Debt Recovery
  • Defamation
  • Enforcing Foreign Judgments in the UK
  • Injunctions
  • Professional Negligence

What will be expected of you?
  • To handle a range of Commercial, Property Litigation and Dispute Resolution work
  • Communicating clearly with clients while complying with client care requirements.
  • Ensuring that time spent on all casework is promptly recorded
  • To ensure on conclusion of cases that they are billed and payment is recorded
  • Dealing with all routine correspondence, negotiations and advocacy
  • Undertaking appropriate administrative tasks
  • Providing supervision where appropriate and/or reporting to supervisors when supervision is needed

Is this the position for you?
  • Experience of a full range of property litigation matters (including acting for landlords in possession, disrepair and tenancy dispute proceedings), leasehold properties (including formal lease extension procedures, service charge disputes, breach of lease covenants and conditions and dispute resolution)
  • The ability to conduct to own advocacy at the county court or tribunal would be beneficial
  • Exposure to privately paying work with individuals and small to medium sized businesses
  • Knowledge of alternative funding arrangements such as CFAs and DBA’s would be desirable
  • Experience of marketing or networking in previous legal roles and willingness to be involved in business development would be desirable
In return for your hard work and dedication the Firm offer a strong commitment to training staff along with career development programmes (to include routes to Partnership), flexible and hybrid working, bonus scheme, health Cashback Plan and many other incentives!

For further details of this vacancy, please contact Mia Henderson on 01954208081 quoting reference 36615.

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