31 May, 2022

Property lawyer with an interest in Planning/Energy/Environmental 4yrs PQE+

  • Birkett Long
  • Remote
Full time Lawyer Solicitor Legal Executive Professionals

Job Description

We have a vacancy for a Solicitor/Legal Executive with at least 4 years PQE to join our busy and well respected Commercial Real Estate team. Applicants for this position would be considered on a full time or part time (4 days per week) basis and could be based in either the Colchester, Chelmsford or Basildon office. There will be the opportunity for some working from home, if desired, in line with the Firm's working from home guidelines.

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. We invest in our people and offer genuine career progression for the right candidate.

The Department

You will join a busy and highly regarded team dealing with all aspects of Commercial Real Estate including sales and purchases, investment, secured lending, development, options and conditional contracts and non-contentious landlord and tenant matters.

You will be a commercial property lawyer but you will have an interest in development and planning and the regeneration process, from site acquisition and site set up to disposals of residential property, commercial property and leisure units with the ability to oversee any related plot sales.

The role will involve full 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

We are looking for an outgoing and enthusiastic lawyer with previous experience in handling and managing their own caseload, appropriate to their level of experience. You will have the ability to deliver succinct, high quality advice with excellent client and team communication skills. 

The ideal candidate will have:

  • excellent timekeeping and communication skills, both verbal and written;
  • a professional approach to work;
  • exceptional client care;
  • a positive, friendly and helpful approach to being a team player;
  • excellent organisational skills and the ability to prioritise to meet tight deadlines;
  • strong attention to detail;
  • the ability to work as part of a team as well as on their own;
  • IT literacy skills, proficient in the use of Microsoft Office applications (Word, Excel, Outlook). 

The ideal candidate will manage their own caseload, appropriate to their level of experience.

Birkett Long offers a competitive package including 25 days holiday, private health cover and income protection. 

Staff Type

Legal Staff

Competitive Salary



Real Estate

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