Solicitor/Senior Solicitor, Commercial Property

Legal Dundee

Solicitor/Senior Solicitor, Commercial Property

Job Purpose:


To provide high quality, legal advice and support service to our clients across the Commercial Property sector.  To assist the firm in achieving its stated professional and commercial objectives by developing the commercial property business unit.

Key Responsibilities

  • Meeting and interviewing clients to establish the firm's suitability to provide the necessary advice and services.
  • Explaining the firm’s fees to clients.
  • Advising clients on legal issues.
  • Taking the clients’ instructions.
  • Conveyancing of commercial property
  • Commercial leasing agreements
  • Researching and analysing information, including, legal documents and local authority reports, as relevant to the matter in hand.
  • Corresponding with clients, other solicitors, surveyors and valuers.
  • Working in a team within the firm, sometimes referring files to the head of department.
  • Raise the profile and promote the growth of the commercial unit, and generate own business.
  • Making cross referrals to colleagues – for example, a commercial solicitor will work with a corporate solicitor on the sale of a business
  • Liaising with outside agencies.
  • Undertaking necessary administration, e.g., completing time recording so that charges for work can be calculated, billing clients for work done on their behalf.
  • Taking referrals from other firms of solicitors when a conflict of interest arises, or if they have no specialist practitioner available.
  • Keeping up to date with developments in law and practice.
  • Keep CPD records up to date and comply with the compulsory CPD requirements.
  • Adhere to Blackadders policies and procedures and Law Society of Scotland Regulations, including Money Laundering, Client Charter etc.
  • To ensure that Safe Working Practices are adhered to, in accordance with Health and Safety Legislation and Blackadders LLP.

Professional Standards:

  • To ensure monetary transactions are dealt with efficiently and in accordance with Anti money laundering regulations.
  • To work and behave in a professional manner and within the highest ethical and other standards of the profession.
  • Comply with procedures set out in the office procedures manual, professional standards and any requirement set by the Law Society of Scotland.
  • To maintain the strictest standards of client confidentiality at all times.


Performance Measured By:

  • Conducting matters on behalf of clients to their satisfaction.
  • Careful file management and the keeping of detailed contemporaneous attendance notes of all work done on behalf of our clients.
  • Compliance with time recording requirements and reaching financial targets.
  • Working knowledge and use of commercial law.
  • Efficiency in dealing with work and accuracy of work produced.
  • Ability to work with initiative; maintaining a flexible and responsible approach.
  • Personal development and contribution to the overall objectives of the firm
  • Good attendance and timekeeping

Other Duties

There may be the requirement to perform duties other than those given in the job description for the post.   The particular duties and responsibilities attached to posts may vary from time to time without changing the general character of the duties or the level of responsibility entailed.   Such variations would not of themselves justify the re-evaluation of a post.   In cases, however, where a permanent and substantial change in the nature of the duties and responsibilities of a post occurs consistent with a higher level of responsibility, then the post would be eligible for re-evaluation.

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