Real Estate Solicitor - chance to retrain

England, Lincolnshire
£25000 - £30000 per annum
29 Sep 2016
27 Oct 2016
Conor Farrell
Job Title
Practice Area
Commercial Property
PQE Level
Contract Type
Full Time

An opportunity for a solicitor to join a long-established Lincolnshire private practice to specialise in commercial property work. This role could suit an existing property solicitor or a commercially-focused solicitor wishing to switch into a different area of law.

Client Details

A private practice based in Lincolnshire.


This is an opportunity within a Lincolnshire law firm for a solicitor to join a busy Real Estate team who have a solid pipeline of work going forward.

It's a fairly small team so there's the chance for you to make your mark and progress quicker than you might in a large corporate outfit. The team act for a range of local SMEs and organisations on the full bag of property work from landlord & tenant through to corporate support work. The team works closely with its corporate counterparts.

There will be plenty of client contact on offer and a lot of the team's clients give repeat property work.

The team is very supportive and has a mixture of senior and junior lawyers, so there would be plenty of support on offer if you were looking to retrain into commercial property.

It's a great opportunity for a property lawyer to join a growing Lincolnshire team or for a solicitor in a different area of law who has always wished they had manage to qualify into a more commercial area of law.


Ideally you will have solid commercial property experience and a good understanding of the local property market. However, this firm knows that due to the recession not a lot of people qualified into this area of law making it very difficult to recruit. Equally, the firm is aware that some solicitors perhaps qualified into an area of law that wasn't their 100% first choice but they had to qualify in the area due to market conditions.

Therefore, if you are a solicitor with fantastic client skills and adopt a commercial approach to your work then the firm could possibly be interested in retraining you into commercial property. You would have to demonstrate that you have all of the necessary skills to make the switch and that you would be committed to turning back the clock on PQE (and potentially salary) whilst making the transition.

If you are frustrated in an area of law (Perhaps it is too volume orientated? Not enough exposure to commercial clients?) then please get in touch for a confidential discussion.

Job Offer

Competitive for an experienced commercial property solicitor; the chance to retrain for a non-commercial property solicitor.