26 days ago
29 March 2023
Wells, UK - Reputable firm - Competitive Salary
If you have a passion for working in the glorious countryside and helping farming families achieve their long-term goals then this is an opportunity that you do not want to miss!
Our client, a highly reputable law firm in the South-West of England, is seeking a skilled Agricultural Lawyer to join their dynamic and hard-working team. As an Agricultural Lawyer, you'll be managing a diverse caseload including farm sales and purchases, farm refinancing, agricultural tenancies, and projects related to the "Carbon Zero" Agenda.
This is what you'll be doing
As an Agricultural Lawyer, you will be responsible for managing your own cases and clients in areas such as:-
- Farm and estate sales and purchases
- Agricultural mortgages
- Renewable energy projects
- Farm succession planning.
You will provide clear and accurate advice to clients through both telephone and written communication.
You will also assist other fee-earners in providing advice to clients and seek opportunities for new referrals.
There is an expectation to maintain good client relationships, build strong working relationships with colleagues, ensure timely service delivery, and comply with professional standards set by the SRA.
You will take responsibility for your own billing and credit control and continuously develop your professional competencies.
The successful candidate will also be required to adhere to the firm's internal procedures, share information and best practices, and promote equality and diversity within the workplace. Any additional duties may also be required.
This is what you'll bring to the Team
You will be a qualified Solicitor, Barrister or Legal Executive ideally with 2-4 years PQE. Candidates with less than 2 years PQE should not be discouraged from applying.
You will need to be able to demonstrate experience of working within an Agricultural team or commercial property with an interest in rural matters.
It is essential that the successful candidate can demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the SRA Code of Conduct and other relevant regulatory requirements and have demonstrable commercial and financial awareness including the ability to take responsibility for financial control of their own client matters.
Vital to this role is the ability to develop positive relationships with clients managing client expectations with empathy on rural business and planning matters.
You will have experience of managing your own caseload while mentoring others.
The successful candidate will be able to demonstrate that they can work on their own initiative and as part of a team.
It is key that you can show examples of meeting deadlines and manage your own time effectively.
You will be confident at marketing, networking and have excellent business development skills commensurate with the role.
This is what you'll get in return
In return here are some of the benefits our client offers their staff:-
- 25 days holiday
- Birthday off plus Christmas allowance
- Dress for your day policy
- Life Assurance scheme on successful completion of probation
- Half price Conveyancing on personal house sale/purchases
- Enrolment on to Westfield House's cashback care scheme
- Access to Counselling sessions
- Discounts at selected retailers
- Social Events such as Coffee Roulette where you will be randomly selected to have a coffee with a colleague
- Annual staff party
- Opportunity to partake in charity events such as the Bath Half and a Colour Run
- Breakfast on the company on the first day of every month
- Fruit basket at work
- Cycle to Work Scheme
Are you interested in this position?
If you are looking to pursue the next step in your career with a highly regarded law firm, we encourage you to apply by contacting Oliver Coodye on 07458 142 713 or alternatively send your CV
Yolk Recruitment is an equal opportunities employer and embraces diversity in our workforce. We employ the best people for the job at hand and actively encourage applications from all qualified candidates, regardless of gender, age, race, religion, sexual orientation, disability, educational background, parental status, gender identity or any other protected characteristic. We champion and celebrate diversity at Yolk allowing our team to bring their whole selves to work.
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