Associate Solicitor - Aldena Associates

Associate Solicitor

Our client who are a multi-office solicitors practice are looking for an Associate Solicitor to join their Commercial department. We are looking to speak to experienced solicitors that are 5+ years PQE and someone with great ambition and drive.

Job purpose:

  • To run own caseload
  • To assist other fee earners with their cases
  • To assist the head of property in establishing scales of efficiency
  • To contribute to the effective operation of the firm
  • To actively develop new sources of potential income streams for the department

General responsibilities:

  • Manage own caseload
  • Maintain a watching brief over the other fee earners’ files when they are on holiday, sick, etc.
  • Ensure that diary dates are observed
  • Meet the relevant quality and professional standards
  • Proactively build and grow the department
  • Actively develop new sources of potential income streams
  • Promoting a positive working environment within the firm
  • Marketing and promoting the firm and its service offerings
  • Undertaking research on developing areas of law and procedures to remain up to date on key issues
  • Maintaining training and development requirements as expected by the firm

Tasks:

  • General administrative tasks in relation to individual file management
  • Attending clients, taking instructions
  • Writing letters and emails
  • Progressing legal due diligence process
  • Conducting searches and investigating the title
  • Communicating with other parties involved in the transaction
  • Reporting to clients
  • Billing
  • Producing precedents, template documents and other processes to enable the department to be run efficiently
  • Producing articles for the website on property law issues on a regular basis
  • Attending networking events
  • Utilising social media frequently, in particular LinkedIn and Twitter, to promote the firm and its service offerings
  • Running and/or assisting in the running of stalls, trade shows or other events of a similar nature.
  • Other tasks as requested

Person specification – Skills, knowledge and experience required

  • Practising certificate
  • Minimum of 5 years post qualification experience as a Corporate Commercial Solicitor
  • Experience of dealing with mergers and acquisitions, commercial contracts, corporate transaction work, Directors and Shareholders rights, corporate finance, multifaceted and complex transactions and joint ventures.
  • Experience of handling a high volume of transactions at any one time
  • Exemplary knowledge of business law, current trends, and legislative and regulatory developments
  • Ability to build up a familiarity with corporate and business law in all types of industry, where clients have operations or are looking to invest
  • Strong communication and negotiation skills
  • Excellent academic background
  • The ability to think outside of the box
  • Meticulous attention to detail
  • Experience of attending clients
  • Experience of liaising with third parties
  • Experience of producing completion statements and drawing up bills
  • Experience of supervising staff
  • Experience of working under pressure
  • Experience of business development
  • Experience of attending networking and similar events
  • A strong team player
  • A good sense of humour
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Location
Chesham
Job type
Permanent
Salary
Up to £60K DOE
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