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Commercial Property Solicitor or Legal Executive

Hopkins Solicitors are recruiting for a Solicitor or Legal Executive to work in Nottingham within our expanding Commercial Property Department.

The Role

  •  A challenging and diverse role requiring an agile, self-motivated, organised and ambitious lawyer
  • Dealing with initial enquiries and taking a case from enquiry to completion
  • Non-contentious transactional and legal advice work
  • A varied caseload built on direct client contact with the opportunity to build lasting client and referral relationships
  • Advising business clients on commercial property issues
  • Handling commercial property transactions such as sale, purchase, lease grant and assignment
  • Handling business sales (asset purchase and share sale) transactions involving charities and pension schemes within a commercial context – prior experience of these is not essential and can be an area for development and progression
  • There will be an element of networking and business development within the role as part of a close-knit supportive team with opportunities to benefit the firm as a whole through cross referral to other departments
  • Providing practical advice and using commercial awareness to proactively solve problems
  • Commercial department support – working within a team providing support to lawyers working on property elements of corporate transactions
  • Opportunities to develop and enhance the systems and infrastructure within the team
  • This role has significant career development prospects

The Requirements

The successful candidate must have experience in running their own caseload and have the experience and desire to help develop and expand the department.

Skills required:

  • At least 1-5 years PQE
  • Experience in non-contentious Commercial Property work
  • IT competent – capable of running own caseload with appropriate secretarial support


  • A background in handling their own caseload of commercial property matters
  • A practical and commercial approach
  • The ability to proactively solve problems
  • Good personal skills and the ability to build a rapport
  • An ambition to develop their personal reputation and local network
  • A desire to become their client’s trusted advisor
  • The curiosity to explore the context of the advice that they provide
  • Strong communication and the ability to work within and support a team
  • A passion for continuous improvement and systemisation
  • A strong desire to learn
  • Enthusiastic and ambitious
  • Hardworking and organised
  • Adaptable and accommodating
  • A smart and tidy appearance
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • IT competent
  • Excellent timekeeping and attendance

The Firm

 We provide a full-service predominantly in north Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire:

Personal Services

§   Conveyancing

§   Personal Injury

§   Employee Advice

§   Family Law

§   Housing issues

§   Litigation and Disputes

§   Mediation

§   Wills and Probate

Business Services

§   Business Sales

§   Business Support

§   Commercial Disputes

§   Commercial Property

§   Debt Recovery

§   Employment Law

§   Business succession Planning

§   Online Legal Services

  • We provide a high-quality service
    • We hold the Law Society’s prestigious LEXCEL standard. This is only given to solicitors’ firms that meet the highest standards of management and customer care.
    • This is shown by where our new Commercial Property work comes from:
    • 50% repeat client work
    • 21% referrals from professionals or existing clients
    • 25% from advertising
    • We have a Google reviews ranking of 6 out of 5.0
    • Our Net Promoter Score for the firm is +77 (scores range from -100 to +100; the average for the UK legal service sector is +25 and all professional services is +52).
  • We provide a local, personal service:
    • The personal approach we take to provide service is one of the reasons our clients continue to use us time and time again, and why they are happy to recommend Hopkins to others. Our specialist teams focus on making our services as flexible, straightforward and cost effective as possible.
    • Hopkins’ culture is one which combines hard work and professionalism with a friendly and supportive working environment.
    • We recruit for people with strong inter-personal skills, who can communicate effectively with colleagues and most importantly with the firm’s clients at their level in a non-judgemental and non-patronising way.
    • We are a local firm of Solicitors; we are not another faceless organisation. We pride ourselves in providing a personal face to face service. We know that building strong relationships with our clients, leads to repeat business so we strive to provide the best client experience.
    • The work we do is carried out by solicitors and legal executive; we don’t employ administrative staff to do the work of legal professionals.
  • We invest in our people
    • We committed to equality and diversity and welcomes applications from all sections of the community. A copy of the Equality and Diversity Policy is available upon request.
    • Training and progression programs built on a criteria matrix.
    • High levels of staff retention.


Should you wish to be considered for this role, please submit your CV and covering letter via the webform below or email it directly to te HR Manager, Rebecca Truscott at


Location: Nottingham City Centre

Salary: negotiable, dependent upon experience

End date: 30/06/24

Reporting To: Supervising Partner

Working Hours: Full-time; Monday–Friday (inclusive) from 9.00am–5.00pm with an hour for lunch

Benefits: Workplace Pension Scheme, 25 days holiday (4 of which are to be used over Christmas for the offices to close), plus bank holidays, additional Holiday Purchase Scheme, plus other benefits.

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