Partner (Residential Property Lawyer)

Date Posted: 23/02/2022

Location: Edinburgh

Job Description

Position: Full time / Permanent

The firm

We’re proud to be Scotland’s largest solicitor estate agent. With 19 offices across Scotland and the North of England, our clients benefit from the local expertise of our branch network, combined with an unrivalled national coverage. We offer clients every service they need to buy, sell or rent their home. With our expert teams of solicitors, estate agents, mortgage and financial advisers working seamlessly together, supporting clients through every step of the process. 

 

We’re recommended across multiple legal disciplines in the independent Legal 500 and Chambers & Partners legal guides. Our specialist lawyers act for thousands of private and commercial clients around the country and offer comprehensive legal support across more than 70 practice areas. 

 

We offer a progressive, supportive and rewarding environment for the best legal talent in the country. Our success has been built on providing a level of service that is second to none and we can only maintain that by attracting and retaining the very best people. We’re fully committed to supporting our people through their career progression and provide excellent opportunities for self-development. 

Position

We’re looking for an ambitious senior Residential Property Lawyer to work with ourdynamic and growing team in Edinburgh.  We’ve recently completed a merger with Russel + Aitken Edinburgh LLP, which underlines our commitment to investing in and expanding our business within our three Edinburgh offices. 

 

This exciting role involves managing a full, high quality and varied caseload of residential property transactions acting on behalf of individuals, investors, developers and national house builders principally in the purchase and sale of residential property. Good interpersonal skills would be considered beneficial over and above a minimum of 5 years PQE, to ensure a strong working relationship is established not only with our clients, but with the estate agency team and Independent Mortgage Advisers who are based within our offices in Elm Row and Lothian Road, and offer the full range of services whether that be property, legal or financial.

 

An ability to work autonomously, using the preferred IT systems and software packages, is required over and above possessing all the skills expected of a competent yet forward thinking Residential Property Lawyer.

 

There will also be an opportunity to work with the firm’s Partners in further developing the business lines to the mutual benefit of both the successful candidate and the firm.

 

This is an excellent opportunity for an ambitious lawyer with a salary commensurate with experience and a generous bonus scheme too. 


Key Responsibilities
  • To provide advice to clients on offers received for their properties and take their instructions
  • Toprovide advice to clients in relation to what to offer for properties they wish to purchase and taking instructions
  • To guide clients through the sale and purchase process and make the process as straightforward as possible
  • To examine title deeds and report back to clients / lenders on any issues
  • Drafting legal documents
  • To act on behalf of lenders in relation to standard securities
  • Consistently meeting financial budgets / targets
  • Mentoring younger solicitors and assisting in training and development of staff
  • Furthering firm projects and objectives
  • Business Development

Requirements

Essential:
  • Minimum 5+ years PQE 
  • Desire and ability to deliver the highest level of care and service
  • A passion and enthusiasm for conveyancing work and an ambition and drive to build on the success of the branches
  • Adopts responsibility for proactively managing own workload, ensuring quality and responsiveness
  • A team player, keen to share knowledge with less experienced members of the team but also keen to learn from colleagues and continue to build their own knowledge and personally develop themselves
  • A ‘can do’ attitude with a solution driven approach when faced with challenges
  • Ability to ‘change gear’ depending on type of client by tailoring communication and advice appropriately
  • An ambitious, driven, personable individual who has the desire to make a firm contribution

Skills:

  • Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written
  • Good legal knowledge in their field
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • Sound commercial and financial skills, taking responsibility for regular billing and WIP
  • >Ability to multi-task effectively whilst meeting deadlines and managing competing priorities
  • Confident in business development or a desire to achieve this with mentoring
  • Experience of delivering a first class client service and managing client relationships
  • Comfortable in identifying opportunities for other firm practice areas and cross-selling of services


How Do I Apply?

Online: Application Form

Download: Application Form

E-mail: recruitment@acandco.com

Mail: Human Resources Department
Aberdein Considine
5 - 9 Bon-Accord Crescent
Aberdeen
AB11 6DN