This is an exciting opportunity for an experienced Commercial conveyancer who wishes to be at the forefront of developing and growing the business services offering.

Ringrose Law Solicitors are the leading providers of legal services throughout Lincolnshire and Nottinghamshire and has been providing a service to clients for over 100 years. We embrace change and are continually trying to evolve and expand our business to ensure we are the leading law firm in today’s challenging market.

Our position as a preeminent private client and conveyancing firm has been strengthened in the last few years by a growing reputation for helping SME’s and owner managed businesses. We pride ourselves in our approachability, pragmatism and being able to provide advice and support across all aspects of commercial enterprise. We now wish to further develop that focus on commercial clients and this position is key to us realising this strategy.

Job overview

This is an exciting opportunity for an experienced Commercial conveyancer who wishes to be at the forefront of developing and growing the business services offering. The scope of the role is broad including commercial property conveyancing and leases, commercial contracts, licences, assignments and option agreements.   .

As well as being able to cover the work we expect the successful applicant to be able to lead and develop a team around them including playing an active part in the marketing, networking and growth of the department. They should have a proven track record in delivering significant fees, expanding business and managing a department.

Although the position is currently based in Newark the individual may choose to be based in any of our offices and may also be required to work on occasion from any of the offices in the group.


Activities will be varied and will include, but are not limited to the following:

  • To give estimates of costs to new clients
  • To take initial instructions for Sale and Purchase of residential and commercial property matters
  • To open files and progress matters in line with departmental procedures
  • To undertake administrative work on files including letter and form production and photocopying as required
  • To liaise with clients, estate agents, commercial agents, mortgage lenders and solicitors by telephone, post, e-mail or in person, as necessary, at every stage of the transaction
  • To manage a range of property matters from initial instruction through to matter conclusion
  • To undertake any additional delegated tasks including dealing with pre exchange of contract work, title reports, searches, raising enquiries etc.
  • To manage post-exchange work and registrations, including completion statements
  • To manage post-completion work including stamping of documents, Registration and Scheduling of Deeds
  • To maintain your own diary and handle matters arising, in liaison with other Legal Advisers
  • To cover the property work of other Legal Advisers in their absence
  • To ensure the confidentiality of all the firm’s and clients’ documentation
  • To undertake any specific training when required to do so and overall to have a responsibility towards self and staff development
  • To achieve agreed levels of time-recording (as appropriate)
  • In conjunction with the Marketing team, to contribute to business development activity and networking events
  • To provide support to other Legal Advisers and Assistants in the Property department and
  • Commercial Department as may be required
  • To undertake any other tasks as may be required from time to time
  • Developing and overseeing the commercial property team including work delegation, monitoring, mentoring and delivery of departments KPI’s

Knowledge & Skills Required (Person Spec)

  • Efficient and well organised, with good control of diary systems and competent in the firm’s
  • computer facilities
  • Ideally a qualified Solicitor with at least 4 years’ PQE but applications will be considered from those
  • with alternative relevant qualifications or who can demonstrate equivalent skills and experience
  • Excellent knowledge of residential and commercial property processes and procedures
  • Effective oral and written communication skills
  • Pleasant and positive manner in dealing with colleagues and clients
  • Ability to evaluate a situation in the face of time constraints and react appropriately
  • Good time management, file organisation and personal organisation
  • Ability to work effectively and flexibly in a team
  • Proven track record in delivering significant fees
  • Ability to manage and develop a team


For further information or to apply, please contact Lisa Gamwell

Closing date: Friday 10th February 2017

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