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Legal jobs in Salisbury, Andover & Fordingbridge. Wiltshire & Hampshire Solicitors We have 3 current   vacancies.

1. Property Lawyer – Full Time – Salisbury, Andover, Amesbury or Fordingbridge

2. Company/Commercial Lawyer – Part-Time – Salisbury, Andover, Amesbury or Fordingbridge offices

3. Private Client Lawyer – Part-Time – Salisbury, Andover, Amesbury or Fordingbridge offices

Please note we do not accept job applications for secretaries, inexperienced paralegals and other support staff through agencies.

 

Bonallack & Bishop   |  Salisbury    |   Fordingbridge   |   Andover    |   Amesbury



Property Lawyer – Full Time – Salisbury, Andover, Amesbury or Fordingbridge offices 

We are looking for an enthusiastic and experienced property lawyer to join our growing property team.

The ideal candidate will be able to handle a range of commercial and residential property. However, we are also happy to consider lawyers who only handle residential conveyancing.

So, if you are a confident, well-presented, friendly and approachable solicitor or a very experienced legal executive with excellent communication skills, we want to hear from you.

The successful candidate
The right candidate will have:

  • at least 4 years’ experience of both residential conveyancing and commercial property
  • confidence and the ability to react to change whilst working within a pressurised environment
  • good organisational and excellent IT skills
  • a keen eye for detail
  • excellent standards of client care and great communication skills
  • the ability to be an excellent biller
  • the ability to work well as part of a team
  • a desire and the ability to help in the growth of the property department

In addition, a useful, but not essential, attribute would be the ability to bring referral sources with you, along with an interest in marketing.

The job
This depends on the successful candidate.

An experienced commercial and residential property solicitor, for example, have the opportunity to play a flexible, but senior, role within the team.

There are potentially 3 parts to this particular position – though again these depend on the experience of the successful candidate.

  • acting for property investors – further details below
  • commercial property work
  • straightforward residential property work

Location
At one of our 4 branch offices – Salisbury, Andover, Amesbury and Fordingbridge.

Full-time or part-time? 
Full-time is preferable. However, we will consider candidates on a part-time basis, with a minimum of three days a week.

Flexible working
We continue to offer flexible working if required. For many years before the coronavirus crisis, many of our lawyers routinely worked from home. And as a result we believe we have coped much better with adapting to the “new normal” than most law firms.

We are more concerned with output than input – what we are really looking for is quality work, highly satisfied clients and great billing

The team?
Overall, you will be part of a 22 strong property team, broken down into four teams.

  1. residential
  2. commercial
  3. property investor
  4. our five strong specialist leasehold team (mainly lease extension and lease enfranchisement) – led by a different solicitor

Our property investor team
Working for property investors and developers has become our fastest growing specialist niche and we anticipate the team’s workload growing significantly in the next five years.

This involves working for a variety of investors and developers throughout England and Wales – with some buying residential and others commercial property.

For example, work for a developer, though purchasing residential property, might involve the following aspects

  • entering a joint venture and setting up an SPV company (NB our team also includes a specialist commercial lawyer and an accountant – so tax and commercial work is covered by those specialists, but the successful candidate will need to be familiar with these kind of issues and how to integrate them into the property element of the deal).
  • The use of options, delayed completion and overage agreements [NB we do not handle lease options].
  • Bridging and other loans
  • Title splitting

For more information about our property investment team – here is the dedicated page on our website

https://www.bishopslaw.co.uk/property-investment-solicitors

Work type
Our conveyancing is good quality work– we don’t buy in cheap residential conveyancing. Clients come to us, and our referrers refer to us, because we are good at what we do – and they know we care about them.

According to Land Registry figures, and despite a relatively modest size (65 staff) we are among the top 350 firms nationwide handling the most conveyancing work.

Niche areas of work?
We always encourage team members, if they wish to do so, to develop their own specialisms. So, with our property team, in addition to the specialist lease extension and property investor work, we also deal with a substantial amount of shared ownership and auction conveyancing.

Salary?
Market rate, dependent on the successful candidate’s qualifications and experience.

How to apply
Email Senior Partner Tim Bishop at tim.bishop@bishopslaw.com with an accompanying letter and your CV.

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Private Client Lawyer – Part Time – Salisbury, Andover, Amesbury or Fordingbridge offices

Are you looking for the opportunity to work with an exciting and progressive firm which continues to grow? We are seeking an enthusiastic and motivated lawyer to join our wills and probate team in one of our four offices.

Qualifications? 

The job is suitable for an experienced solicitor or legal executive.

Good experience and in particular a thorough understanding of the law and practice surrounding private client taxation and trusts is absolutely essential.

So, if you are a confident, well-presented, well-organised, friendly and approachable lawyer with excellent communication skills, we want to hear from you.

The successful candidate 

The right candidate will be a Private Client specialist who has experience drafting wills, powers of attorney, managing the administration of estates, running court of protection cases and tax/trust work and will have;

  • at least 3 years’ experience of wills, LPA’s and probate. Experience of trust creation and court of protection work would be a bonus but is not essential
  • confidence and the ability to react to change whilst working within a pressurised environment
  • the ability to supervise junior lawyers
  • good organisational and excellent IT skills
  • a keen eye for detail
  • excellent standards of client care and great communication skills
  • the ability to be an excellent biller
  • the ability to work well as part of a team
  • a desire and the ability to help in the growth of the private client department

Full or part-time
The job is available on a full-time or part-time basis.

Niche area of law?
As a firm, we are very keen on developing specialist niche areas of law. So, if you already have, or want to develop, a niche area of practice, we would love to hear about it.

Flexible working
We offer flexible working if required. For many years before the current coronavirus crisis, many of our lawyers have been routinely working from home. So, it’s nothing new for us.

And we are more concerned with output than input – what we are really looking for is quality work, highly satisfied clients and great billing.

Salary
Market rate – dependent on the successful candidate’s qualification and experience

How to apply
Sound good? If you’re interested in the job, email Senior Partner Tim Bishop at tim.bishop@bishopslaw.com with an accompanying letter and your CV.


Company/Commercial Lawyer – Part-Time – Salisbury, Andover, Amesbury or Fordingbridge offices

We are looking for an enthusiastic experienced company/commercial lawyer.

The job is suitable for a solicitor or a very experienced legal executive with genuine ability.

So, if you are a confident, well-presented, friendly and approachable lawyer with excellent communication skills, we want to hear from you.

The successful candidate 

The right candidate will have

  • at least 4 years’ solid experience of non-contentious commercial work
  • great people skills and will be an enthusiastic team player
  • good organisational, time management and IT skills
  • the ability to multi-task under pressure
  • a keen eye for detail
  • the confidence and the ability to react to change whilst working within a pressurised environment
  • excellent standards of client care and great communication skills
  • a history of strong billing
  • a desire and the ability to help in the growth of our commercial

In addition, a useful, but not essential, attribute would be the ability to handle employment law work.

The ability to work unsupervised is essential.

Our position

We are a successful mid-sized and growing law firm, but much of our existing work is for private clients. However, it is clear that there is considerable scope to grow our work for business clients. So, we are looking for someone to work with Senior Partner, Tim Bishop, and our marketing team to help grow our business law work.

We already have serious expertise in both commercial property and commercial litigation work. For example, the Head of our Dispute Resolution team is a highly experienced commercial litigator, having been equity partner at top 100 firm, Thrings, for 30 years before joining us.

Building a job around you

To a certain extent, we are happy to build the job around the needs and requirements of the successful candidate – but we anticipate that it could involve flexible working, and regular working from home – but to make the job work, we expect the successful candidate will, sometimes, also need to work at one of our offices.

Location 

At any one of our 4 branch offices – Salisbury, Andover, Amesbury and Fordingbridge.

Part-time
Ideally, we are looking for someone who wants to work for a total of three days a week. That can either be three fixed days or spread throughout the working week.

However, a degree of flexibility, and in particular a willingness to answer urgent queries or new client enquiries outside any formal work period would be extremely useful.

Flexible working  available

Flexible working is nothing new to us. For the last 10 years or so, many of our lawyers routinely worked from home. And as a result, we were well placed to continue to offer a high level of client care when coronavirus hit and social distancing was imposed.

We are more concerned with output than input – what we are really looking for is quality legal work, highly satisfied clients and great billing

Niche areas of work?
As a firm, are very keen on developing niche areas of law – so if you already have, or want to develop, a niche area of practice – we would love to hear about it.

And among the niches we continue to develop is working for a fast growing number of property investors and developers nationwide – and as a result a significant part of our company commercial work is currently for them. Familiarity with this sector and of work for them ranging from partnership agreements and shareholder agreements to loan and other joint-venture documentation is a useful but not an essential attribute of the job.

Salary?
Market rate, dependent on the successful candidate’s qualifications and experience

How to apply 

Email Senior Partner Tim Bishop at tim.bishop@bishopslaw.com with an accompanying letter and your CV.


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