06 Apr, 2022

Property Lawyer - Agriculture and Estates - Chelmsford

  • Birkett Long
  • Chelmsford, UK
Full time Solicitor

Job Description

The Firm

Birkett Long Solicitors are redefining what it means to be a Lawyer.  Based in Essex, with offices in Chelmsford, Basildon and Colchester, Birkett Long focuses on people – our clients, our employees, our business partners and those in our local communities.We are a modern thinking Legal 500 law firm and this is an ideal opportunity to join a successful and thriving practice.

The Department

Our Agriculture & Estates team understands farming from a personal and professional perspective, taking into account that farming is more than a business, but often a whole generational way of life. We listen to the needs of each farming family and often work with them generation after generation to ensure that we can tailor advice to meet their, and their successors, wishes and aspirations

The Agriculture & Estates team offers a wide range of advice including

  • will provisions;
  • complex tax planning;
  • development advice;
  • succession advice;
  • option agreements and promotion agreements;
  • overage agreements;
  • partnership agreements;
  • land transactional work and advice;
  • advice on easements, licences, fishing rights, shooting rights etc;
  • AHA tenancy advice, succession;
  • Farm Business Tenancy advice;
  • diversification.

The Role

This is an exciting opportunity for an ambitious Senior Property Solicitor with at least 5 PQE to handle a mixture of agricultural conveyancing matters.  The candidate must have previous Real Estate experience ideally within the agricultural sector. You should have a genuine interest in agricultural matters.  

The position is ideally full-time and will be based in our Chelmsford office but may require some travel to the Colchester office too. Applications will be considered on a part time basis for the right candidate but ideally you will be able to work a minimum of 3 days. There will also be the opportunity to work from home, if desired, in line with the Firm’s flexible working guidelines.

This role is an excellent opportunity for progression and the candidate will need to be able to work with minimal supervision.

The role will involve some marketing and business development and therefore the ideal candidate must be flexible enough to work outside normal office hours when required and preferably have their own vehicle as well as a clean driving licence.

The Candidate

The ideal candidate will have a desire to progress their career within the agricultural sector. You will have experience in running a case load appropriate to your level of experience. You will assist with commercial real estate areas such as Promotion Agreements, Overages, Collaboration Agreements and Environmental law.

The role will include marketing and business development and therefore you will be self-motivated, confident and have an outgoing personality as well as possessing excellent communication skills. You will ideally have an existing client base but be seeking to develop your offering of Environmental / Development work to Clients within the South Essex Area.

You will be key in the future development of the team and this is an excellent opportunity for the right candidate to springboard your legal career.

If you believe you have the skills we are looking for please send your CV to:

Recruitment@birkettlong.co.uk 

Birkett Long LLP, 1 Amphora Place, Sheepen Road, Colchester, CO3 3WG

Closing date for applications is:  20 April 2022

NO AGENCIES

Agents please note that we work with a PSL and whilst we consider each candidate and application, please ensure that CV’s are only directed to our HR department. Please refrain from contacting Birkett Long employees.

Staff Type

Legal Staff

Experience

PQE 5, PQE 6-9, PQE 10+

Competitive Salary

Yes

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