24 Jun, 2022

Residential Lawyer - 4+ year PQE - Colchester (agriculture)

  • Birkett Long
  • Remote (Colchester, UK)
Full time Lawyer Solicitor Conveyancer Legal Executive Professionals

Job Description

Residential Lawyer - Agriculture and Estates Vacancy

 Colchester Office


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 Role

We have a vacancy for a 4+ year PQE Solicitor/Licenced Conveyancer/Conveyancing Executive/Legal Executive to join our busy and well respected Agriculture and Estates.


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 position is full-time and based in our Colchester office and, subject to work commitments, there will be the opportunity for some working from home, if desired, in line with the Firm’s working from home guidelines.


The Department

You will join the dedicated Agriculture and Estates Estate team which provides a wide range of specialist property services to include: 

  • overage agreements;
  • land transactional work and advice;
  • advice on easements, licences, fishing rights, shooting rights etc;
  • AHA tenancy advice, succession;
  • Farm Business Tenancy advice;
  • diversification 
  • sales and purchase of leasehold and freehold property;
  • re-mortgages;
  • equity release;
  • new build/plots;
  • tenancy agreements;
  • transfer of equity.


The Candidate

The ideal candidate will have strong experience in managing a caseload which incorporates all aspects of residential work and some previous exposure to agriculture transactions.


The candidate will have a real desire to diversify into agriculture property work exclusively  and will have the drive and ambition to undertake training in agriculture property work to use this as an opportunity for career progression.  The candidate will need to be able to work with minimal supervision.


The role will involve 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 must be motivated, outgoing, possess excellent verbal and written communication skills, a team player, with a can do attitude.


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


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

Or alternatively to rhiann.wilford@birkettlong.co.uk




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


PQE 4, PQE 5, PQE 6-9, PQE 10+

Competitive Salary



Real Estate

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