23 Jun, 2022

Commercial Property Lawyer

  • Barcan+Kirby
  • Bishopston, Bristol, UK
Full time Lawyer Solicitor

Job Description

We have an exciting opening for a dynamic, professional and focused individual to play an integral part in growing and developing the firm’s commercial property capacity.

You will be joining an established, forward-thinking and highly reputable Bristol firm, delivering high-quality work to meet the ever-changing needs of our commercial clients.

The role

Working with our Head of Department, you will undertake all elements of commercial property work, whilst also forming, developing and maintaining links with new and existing commercial property clients.

As an experienced qualified lawyer, this is your opportunity to join a thriving law firm and department. We offer the chance to work autonomously, with a varied workload and innovative training and development prospects.

Your main responsibility will be to undertake all elements of commercial property fee-earning work, including:

  • Sales and purchases of properties and businesses, mortgage and refinancing, both individual and portfolio
  • Landlord and tenant matters, including the grant and assignment of leases, lease renewals, and licences to assign and alter
  • Development acquisitions and disposals, pension properties, joint venture agreements, and all other aspects of commercial property
  • Conducting matters on behalf of clients in an appropriate and efficient manner
  • Management of support services, including departmental secretaries and Paralegals
  • Maintaining financial control with particular regard to cash flow control through accurate time-recording, collection of monies on account and billing procedures
  • Ensuring compliance with SAR, SRA Code of Conduct and Lexcel rules and requirements for all your matters
  • Understanding commercial banking documents, such as debentures and personal guarantees
  • Assisting our Corporate + Commercial team on property-related matters in corporate transactions
  • Marketing and business development activities, alongside our established Marketing team, including:
    • Representing the firm at networking events and other sponsored events
    • Developing sources of work
    • Involvement in marketing strategies and initiatives
    • Cross-department working to raise the profile and understanding of our work, and to identify cross-selling opportunities

Location and working hours

  • This is a full-time role, but a flexible working pattern will be considered
  • Working hours are 9am – 5.15pm, Monday to Friday (including a one-hour unpaid lunch break)
  • You will be based at our Gloucester Road office, but with the option to apply for hybrid working upon successful completion of your probation

The ideal candidate

Our ideal candidate will be a qualified Solicitor or FCILEx with two years’ PQE or five years’ experience working in commercial property/real estate.

You must have outstanding people management experience and excellent organisational skills. You will also have marketing initiative experience and implementation, strong networking skills and, ideally, established contacts within the community. In addition to this, the ideal candidate will have varied experience in commercial property/real estate including, but not limited to, commercial lease transactions, lease renewals and the sale/purchase of commercial property.

IT literacy is essential, as is confidence in using and adapting to new systems and processes.

Leadership and business experience would be an added advantage, as would be a 360 vision of how the department can become more efficient and profitable whilst striving to ensure we have a motivated, efficient and well-trained team.

About us

Barcan+Kirby is well known in the Bristol legal market both as a provider of excellent legal services for individuals and businesses, and as a progressive firm with an excellent reputation as an employer.

We pride ourselves on promoting the work/life balance of employees and promoting positive wellbeing and mental health is incredibly important to us. We were advocates for flexible working long before the Covid-19 pandemic, and we are fully supportive of hybrid working.

Our core values drive our culture and are at the heart of everything we do, and we are far from being a stuffy, rigid law firm.

Staff Type

Legal Staff


PQE 2, PQE 3, PQE 4

Competitive Salary



Real Estate, Commercial, Corporate

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