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Senior Solicitor/Partner Designate – Commercial Property

Salary: £Negotiable

Job Ref: 7925

Location: Devon

Contact Name: Reg Payne

Contact Tel: 01252 761444

Contact Email: regpayne@ptplegal.co.uk

Reports to: Head of Commercial Property

Location: Torquay

Required knowledge and experience: The successful candidate will have 5-7 years PQE and bespecialising in commercial property. They will have experience in transactional work; acquisitions and disposals of commercial property. They will also have experience of business leases and lease renewals. Experience of the leisure and developer sectors would be of interest but not essential. Our client expects the successful candidate to have good team working and collaborative skills, particularly as regards working with other teams: property litigation, residential and corporate. They expect to see the client at the centre of the firm and for our lawyers to have a commercial approach to their work.

Skills required:

The ability to:

  • present orally when required
  • conduct effective case and transaction management
  • develop strong client relationships
  • communicate concisely both verbally and in writing with colleagues and clients
  • draft documents that are clear and concise
  • interview and advise clients, helping them decide the best course of action
  • research the relevant legal issues applicable to the case
  • conduct negotiations where appropriate
  • contribute to appropriate business development targets
  • achieve agreed business development targets
  • identify and attend appropriate networking opportunities
  • play an active role within the team and support other team members during busy times
  • commit to attendance at team/departmental meetings/individual training meetings
  • achieve financial and hours targets as set by HoD
  • adopt knowledge sharing behaviours at team, departmental and Firm level
  • manage as appropriate members of the team


This is a growing part of the practice and offers excellent opportunity for personal and career development.