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An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Commercial Property Solicitor to join our busy and expanding Commercial Property department.

BHW Solicitors is a leading independent law firm based in Leicester, operating one of the largest commercial property teams in the East Midlands. We are a specialist commercial practice, with top-tier rankings in both the Legal 500 and Chambers directories.

The department advises a broad client-base, including household names and prominent regional businesses, on a range of commercial real estate matters, including freehold and leasehold transactions.

The successful candidate will be responsible for their own caseload. We are looking for candidates who can demonstrate a strong commercial property expertise, ideally gained within a reputable commercial property department. We’re happy to hear from candidates at any stage of their post-qualification career.

You will be expected to maintain strong client relationships and deliver the very best client care to our existing client base, while developing new business leads.

In return we can offer a competitive salary and excellent long-term prospects.


Salary: £excellent

We require a Residential Property Lawyer to join our busy and expanding Conveyancing department.

Due to the continued growth of the Conveyancing department, an exciting opportunity has arisen for a lawyer specialising in residential property to join the team. We would like to hear from qualified Solicitors, Legal Executives, or Licensed Conveyancers looking for their next career move.

The successful candidate will work alongside and assist the department head, as well as handle their own caseload of sale, purchase, transfer and re-mortgage freehold and leasehold transactions.

Our numerous conveyancing teams advise an expanding client-base of repeat instructions, referrals, and recommendations. We require someone with commercial acumen to help solidify our business relationships and build on the goodwill our teams have developed over the years.

We are looking for candidates who can demonstrate a strong residential property expertise and a minimum of 3 years post-qualification experience, gained within a reputable conveyancing department.

In return we can offer a leading regional salary and excellent long-term prospects.

To apply for the position, please submit your covering letter and CV to careers@bhwsolicitors.com.


Salary: £excellent

We’re looking for an experienced Conveyancer to work within one of our busy conveyancing teams, alongside a qualified conveyancing team leader and paralegal/administrator.

Our Residential Property department continues to grow. The successful candidate will likely have experience running their own conveyancing caseload in a conveyancing business or law firm, dealing with a wide range of residential property matters. Due to our collaborative team structure, this role is not a designated file owner, however, you will have responsibility for progressing transactions alongside your team leader.

Undertake certain elements of fee earning work under supervision. In particular:

  • Deal with initial instruction paperwork and correspondence
  • Deal with sale enquiries (contacting client and third parties to answer enquiries and
    ordering indemnity policies if required)
  • Meeting clients with paperwork for signing and general enquiries
  • Completion set ups (indents, invoices, completion statements, and requesting bank
    details from client)
  • Deal with completion correspondence (notifying clients and agents of completion)
  • Check signed paperwork before exchange and request deposit monies
  • Update estate agents, clients, lenders and solicitors
  • Chase for redemption figures from lenders
  • Chase lenders for mortgage release on a purchase
  • Check mortgage offers
  • Check searches
  • Raise enquiries on a purchase
  • Send COT’s to Lenders
  • Draft SDLT Form
  • Deal with Help to Buy paperwork

 

In return, BHW is able to provide an opportunity to develop within a large multi-team conveyancing department, alongside knowledgeable and experienced conveyancing staff. Our unique team structure provides progression prospects and a friendly, flexible and supportive environment.

To apply for the position, please submit your covering letter and CV to careers@bhwsolicitors.com.


Salary: £excellent

We require an experienced Paralegal to join our busy Commercial Property department.

The role will be suitable for someone currently working as a Paralegal, Legal Secretary or Legal Assistant in a Commercial Property department within an established law firm. The successful candidate will have at least 2 years experience in a similar role and possess a good understanding and working knowledge of commercial property support practices. The role will support the department’s fee earners to deliver exceptional client service by providing vital secretarial and administrative assistance.

Key duties will include:

  • file creation and client due diligence processes;
  • generating correspondence and documentation;
  • performing searches and dealing with the Land Registry;
  • liaising with clients and organisations on the phone and dealing with basic enquiries;
  • coordinate diaries and attending meetings, preparing agendas and recording minutes,
  • completing administrative tasks such as document scanning, photocopying and filing as required;
  • ensuring that client matter files are kept up to date;
  • maintaining the key dates reminder system;
  • file closing and archiving;
  • attending and participating in team meetings; and
  • other general administrative duties as and when required including answering external telephone calls, opening and sorting incoming post, franking outgoing post, door opening and client greeting.

We are looking for someone who is:

  • capable of working towards tight deadlines and under pressure;
  • enthusiastic, hardworking and can demonstrate initiative;
  • an excellent communicator, both written and verbal;
  • organised and able to complete assigned tasks effectively and promptly;
  • adaptable and accommodating;
  • a smart and tidy appearance;
  • conscientious and has excellent attention to detail; and
  • ICT competent, particularly with reference to the use of Microsoft Office products and case management systems.

In return, BHW is able to provide an opportunity to develop within a leading Legal 500 and Chambers ranked Commercial Property department, alongside knowledgeable and experienced lawyers in a friendly and supportive office environment.

The role is full time Monday to Friday 35 hours per week based in our offices near Enderby, Leicester.

To apply for the position, please submit your covering letter and CV to careers@bhwsolicitors.com.


Salary: £competitive