Commercial Property Paralegal

Commercial Property work is a key area of practice at Everys.  Everys has traditionally been strong in the farming sector and this has expanded to include commercial property work of all kinds.  It encompasses not only buying and selling farms, but also the development of land and buildings, including options and overage. We act for large estates and small farms, as well as large and small commercial property owners and developers outside the farming sector. The Taunton office has employed one fee earner covering both commercial/agriculture and commercial property work since March of this year and he has need of additional fee earning and admin support for the commercial property work.

The Role

We are looking for a bright, organised and motivated paralegal to join our Commercial Property department. The successful candidate will find that the quality of work is high and will actively contribute to its growth and development.

It is important that the successful candidate has experience of working with clients and actively enjoys it.  The ability to be able to communicate with clients is essential; managing their expectations is key.  This demands prompt and frequent communication to ensure clients know the progress of their transaction in order to attain the desired outcome within the time frame required.  Repeat business is the best business.

You will be expected to deal professionally and efficiently with a wide range of commercial property work under supervision and to comply with our procedures and working practices, but we expect you to aim to work both as part of a team and on your own as quickly as you feel able. In short, our aim is to be as flexible as possible, so that you have the opportunity to develop and grow your career.

Key Responsibilities

Initially to administer, progress, complete and register commercial conveyancing transactions including:

  • Making searches
  • Making enquiries
  • Drafting commercial conveyancing contracts using SCPC
  • Drafting option and overage agreements or deeds
  • Investigating title
  • Drafting reports on title
  • Drafting transfers
  • Drafting deeds of easement and covenant
  • Drafting commercial leases under the LTA 1954 and/or tenancies at will etc
  • Making requisitions
  • Liaising with lenders and complying with their requirements
  • Completing commercial property transactions
  • Attending to all land registrations and dealing with any requisitions from the Land Registry
  • Attending to all file management matters
  • Liaising with clients and taking instructions
  • Provide secretarial/administrative assistance to all members of the team based in Taunton

In as short a period of time as you and we feel comfortable with:

  • Taking instructions and managing/controlling client commercial property transactions, freehold and leasehold
  • Assisting in larger farm and commercial property sales and purchases and more complex boundary/covenant/easement issues

Skills/Knowledge/Experience

You must be able to demonstrate the following:

  • Educated to degree level or extensive work based experience
  • Excellent IT skills to include the use of case management software
  • Experience of working in a commercial environment undertaking this nature of work would be preferable
  • A focus on developing and maintaining professional and effective client relationships at all levels, with excellent communication and relationship management skills
  • A flexible approach and the capability to work well and flourish within a team environment
  • Ability to work effectively with other colleagues internally, both within the wider team and across all practice areas and offices
  • Ability to meet financial and non-financial targets together with other broader objectives set for successful performance of this role
  • Demonstrate ability to follow procedures in accordance with professional body requirements; for example, Lexcel compliance, and the firm’s internal procedures together with meeting all compliance and quality targets
  • A flexible and enthusiastic approach which demonstrates commercial awareness and business aptitude in making decisions on a day to day basis
  • The ability to undertake research, produce required reports and deal with complex documents
  • Clear, concise and effective written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to produce work which is accurate and presented in a well ordered manner
  • Excellent organisational skills
  • Forward thinking with a willingness to embrace changing working practices and pro-actively get involved in the continuous improvement of services, products and processes
  • Ability to meet deadlines and prioritise effectively

This is an excellent opportunity to become an integral member of our Commercial Department and to thrive in a professional and friendly environment.

If you are looking for a new challenge please send your CV to jo.garrod@everys.co.uk.

Commercial Property Lawyer

HOURS: FULL-TIME

LOCATION: TAUNTON

An opportunity has arisen to recruit a senior lawyer within our Commercial Department specialising in Commercial Property law.

The Role

This is a key role, making significant contribution to the overall work of the Commercial Department by creating opportunities for on-going growth and development of this area of law.  Expertise and previous experience in team management would be a distinct advantage for this role.

We are looking for an enthusiastic, hard-working team player who has excellent attention to detail and a ‘can do’ approach to work. You must be confident in your skills with a demonstrable ability to manage your files independently.

You will build excellent relationships with our clients, dealing promptly with all client enquiries and correspondence as well as maintaining effective communication with partners and other members of the team.

Key Responsibilities

Commercial Property – to include landlord and tenant work; acquisitions and disposals of businesses; acquisition and disposal of freeholds/leaseholds; development work and plot sales.  Buying and selling small/medium size businesses through asset or share sales, advising on partnership agreements.

Experience in agriculture and rural affairs; in particular, the purchase and disposal of rural property, development, energy/communications in addition to commercial property would be beneficial.

Skills/Knowledge & Experience

You must be able to demonstrate:

  • Excellent proven technical knowledge and track record of a broad range of commercial property experience. Potential to be considered as ‘a subject matter expert’;
  • Experience of team management and/or supervision of others would be a distinct advantage;
  • Proven successful track record of the full range of business development and marketing activities aimed at increasing fee income, raising your own profile and that of the business;
  • Experience in developing and leading strategies and action plans for building and growing a practice area;
  • An ability to be actively involved in the local community and able to draw business from the local community;
  • A strong focus on developing and maintaining professional and effective client relationships at all levels, with excellent communication and relationship management skills;
  • A flexible approach and the capability to work well and flourish within a team environment;
  • Ability to work effectively with other colleagues internally, both within the wider team and across all practice areas and offices;
  • Ability to meet financial and non-financial targets together with other broader objectives set for successful performance of this role;
  • Demonstrate ability to follow procedures in accordance with professional body requirements; for example, Lexcel compliance, and the firm’s internal procedures, together with meeting all compliance and quality targets;
  • A flexible and enthusiastic approach which demonstrates commercial awareness and business aptitude in making decisions on a day to day basis;
  • Clear, concise and effective written and verbal communication skills;
  • Excellent IT skills including the use of case management software;
  • Ability to produce work which is accurate and presented in a well ordered manner;
  • Excellent organisational skills;
  • Forward thinking with a willingness to embrace changing working practices and pro-actively get involved in the continuous improvement of services, products and processes;
  • Ability to meet deadlines and prioritise effectively.

This is an excellent opportunity to become an integral member of our Commercial Department and to thrive in a professional and friendly environment.  We are proud of our inclusive team ethos with everyone working together to achieve a high quality service for clients and colleagues.

If you are looking for a new challenge, please send your CV to jo.garrod@everys.co.uk.

 

Senior Family Lawyer

Hours: Full-time

Location: Exeter

Everys’ Family Department has experienced lawyers specialising in matters involving children, divorce, separation, property disputes, business or personal safety issues.

Everys is proud of its inclusive team ethos with everyone working together to achieve a high quality service for clients and colleagues. (more…)

Private Client Lawyer

Hours: Full Time

Location: Exmouth Office

Private Client work is a key area of practice at Everys and it is the largest department in the firm. Our clients including farmers, landowners and High Net Worth Individuals which gives us a client base to rival any firm in the South West.  Our Private Client department deals with a broad range of work and comprises twenty seven members of staff; including both fee earning and support staff.  We are proud of our inclusive team ethos with everyone working together to achieve a high quality service for clients and colleagues.

The Role

Owing to the continuing volume of high quality work, an opportunity for an experienced Lawyer has arisen in our Private Client Department. The role is likely to suit a Solicitor or FILEX with at least 3 years PQE who is looking to develop their career and to take on and grow an exciting client portfolio.

The successful candidate will be required to provide an important contribution to the work of the Private Client Department supporting the on-going growth and development of the department’s activities, and contributing to the growth of client work and fee income.

The ideal candidate will have the skills and experience to be able to lead our team of 4 fee earners in the Exmouth office by assisting with supervision, work allocation and general team management in co-operation with the Head of Department.    They will also be expected to take an active role in business development both through their own activities and by co-ordinating the business development for the team.

You will need to work effectively with clients, and other members of the private client department.  You will be expected to deal professionally and efficiently with a wide range of work whilst complying with procedures and working practices.

You will need to be able to work confidently with minimal supervision and be able to produce documents and correspondence through use of our case management system.

Key Responsibilities

  • Advising on and preparing Wills and Codicils
  • Providing inheritance tax planning advice
  • Preparing and registering Lasting Powers of Attorney
  • Providing advice on care fees and related elderly client issues
  • The administration of estates (both taxable and non-taxable)
  • Assisting on other matters affecting HNW client such as trusts, foreign aspects, etc.
  • Ideally the ability to lead and supporting the team of Fee Earners and Support Staff
  • To be actively involved in business development and marketing opportunities

Skills/Knowledge/Experience

You must be able to demonstrate the following:

  • Experience of successfully working in a private client department undertaking this nature of work
  • A focus on developing and maintaining professional and effective client relationships at all levels, with excellent communication and relationship management skills.
  • Successful track record of involvement in both marketing initiatives and activities aimed at increasing fee income and raising own profile and that of the business
  • A flexible approach and the capability to work well and flourish within a team environment.
  • Ability to work effectively with other colleagues internally, both within the wider team and across all practice areas and offices.
  • Ability to meet financial and non-financial targets together with other broader objectives set for successful performance of this role.
  • Demonstrate ability to follow procedures in accordance with professional body requirements; for example, Lexcel compliance, and firm’s internal procedures together with meeting all compliance and quality targets.
  • A flexible and enthusiastic approach which demonstrates commercial awareness and business aptitude in making decisions on a day to day basis
  • Clear, concise and effective written and verbal communication skills
  • Excellent IT skills including the use of case management software
  • Ability to produce work which is accurate and presented in a well ordered manner
  • Excellent organisational skills
  • Forward thinking with a willingness to embrace changing working practices and pro-actively get involved in the continuous improvement of services, products and processes
  • Ability to meet deadlines and prioritise effectively

This is an excellent opportunity to become an integral member of our Private Client Department and to thrive in a professional and friendly environment.  If you are looking for a new challenge please send your CV to jo.garrod@everys.co.uk

Residential Conveyancer

Hours: Full Time

Location: Exmouth

Everys has been providing high quality legal advice to families and businesses across the region for many years.  Offering a full range of legal services delivered professionally yet personally, we place great value on the on-going relationships we have with our clients.  We always provide a welcoming and helpful service, with clear communication at the heart of everything we do.

We believe in developing and maintaining strong links with the communities in which we work and live and are strong supporters of a wide range of sporting and charitable organisation across Devon and Somerset.

We are proud of our inclusive team ethos with everyone working together to achieve a high quality service for clients and colleagues.

Everys Residential Conveyancing Department is committed to getting the job right by taking the time to get to know the client and understanding each unique situation.  Work in the Department includes buying and selling, starting out, buy to let, remortgaging, equity release or investing in a new home.  Our clients can rely on honest, practical and imaginative solutions, in plain English.  Our friendly and local approach means that wherever possible we offer direct access to the person conducting each file for all of our clients.

The Role

We are currently recruiting for an experienced residential conveyancer to join our Exmouth office.  The successful candidate will joining a high performing team and will be required to provide an important contribution to the work of the Residential Conveyancing Department supporting the on-going growth and development of the department’s activities, and contributing to the growth of client work and fee income.

It is likely that you will be at least 3 years PQE or have a similar level of experience as you will be required to successfully manage your own caseload working confidently with minimal supervision and be able to produce the majority of your own documents and correspondence through use of our case management system.

You will need to work effectively with clients, and other members of the residential conveyancing department.  You will be expected to deal professionally and efficiently with a wide range of work whilst complying with procedures and working practices.

Key Responsibilities

  • You must be experienced in running your own caseload with minimal supervision
  • You will be required to undertake residential conveyancing work providing a speedy, efficient and accurate service to our clients making best use of the technology in place
  • You will also be required to work with a team of Conveyancers implementing and maintaining procedures to ensure a streamlined and effective working practice s
  • You will be required to introduce new business by developing and maintaining business relationships with referrers in this area of work and this locality. This particularly relates to the introduction and increase of private residential conveyancing work.
  • You are also likely to be required to increase the firm’s panel membership work and maintain business relationships with the relevant organisations.

Skills/Knowledge/Experience

You must be able to demonstrate the following:

  • Experience of successfully working in a residential conveyancing department undertaking this nature of work
  • A focus on developing and maintaining professional and effective client relationships at all levels, with excellent communication and relationship management skills.
  • Successful track record of involvement in both marketing initiatives and activities aimed at increasing fee income and raising own profile and that of the business
  • A flexible approach and the capability to work well and flourish within a team environment.
  • Ability to work effectively with other colleagues internally, both within the wider team and across all practice areas and offices.
  • Ability to meet financial and non-financial targets together with other broader objectives set for successful performance of this role.
  • Demonstrate ability to follow procedures in accordance with professional body requirements; for example, Lexcel compliance, and firm’s internal procedures together with meeting all compliance and quality targets.
  • A flexible and enthusiastic approach which demonstrates commercial awareness and business aptitude in making decisions on a day to day basis
  • Clear, concise and effective written and verbal communication skills
  • Good IT skills including the use of case management software
  • Ability to produce work which is accurate and presented in a well ordered manner
  • Excellent organisational skills
  • Forward thinking with a willingness to embrace changing working practices and pro-actively get involved in the continuous improvement of services, products and processes
  • Ability to meet deadlines and prioritise effectively

This is an excellent opportunity to become an integral member of our Residential Conveyancing Department and to thrive in a professional and friendly environment.  If you are looking for a new challenge please send your CV to jo.garrod@everys.co.uk