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Managing Associate – Conveyancing Services

Real Estate Group

Southampton, Exeter, Bristol

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We are looking for an ambitious and capable Senior Lawyer to join our exceptionally successful, high value residential offering within our Conveyancing Services Team. This is an excellent opportunity to work directly with Rebecca Kibby (Partner and Head of Conveyancing Services) and other members of the wider team to deliver profitable and innovative solutions to clients.

What you’ll do

In this challenging and varied role, you will play a crucial part in growing and developing our Conveyancing Services Team. You will already be experienced working at a senior level within Residential Conveyancing (Senior/Managing Associate) with an established client following. Leading on matters directly, this is predominately a standalone role, concentrating on your own caseload, with the support of an assistant.  

You will be adept at handling matters with a variety of clients, ensuring work is being done at the right level and with client service central to everything you do. The Conveyancing Services Team is fully integrated with our highly successful Real Estate offering and we consider that our size presents enormous opportunity for flexibility to work with wider teams to deliver quality support to our clients within high value residential transactions. You will have significant experience in advising clients on all aspects of residential conveyancing, including freehold and leasehold properties, estates, and site developments. In addition to focusing on high-net-worth individuals while working closely with our private wealth team. Practised in developing strong and effective relationships, you will offer commercially relevant and practical advice from the outset.

What we’re looking for

You will be joining the Conveyancing Services team at an exciting moment as we plan our ambitious strategy for growth over the next five years. With extensive recent experience working at a senior level in addition to a strong network of established relationships you will be proactive in supporting further growth. We’re seeking someone who is personally self-motivated and equally able to motivate others, with the enthusiasm and commitment to share knowledge and build capacity across the wider team. In your current work, you will be a strong business developer, able to engage with new clients whilst expanding existing relationships as a trusted business advisor. You do this by readily understanding the commercial context of your clients and appreciate the importance of supporting them with relevant advice at the right moment. You will possess a reputable profile in your region and are positive and active in engaging with a variety of business development opportunities within the region’s network.

As a leader within the Residential Conveyancing market you will possess strong communication and rapport building skills, with the resilience to work under pressure by organising yourself effectively to meet deadlines as needed. Being tenacious, thorough, and attentive to detail whilst appreciating the ‘bigger picture’ for your clients, taking pride in the high standards of your work. In return for your considerable efforts, Foot Anstey LLP are fully committed to working with you to unlock your potential and take your career where you want it to go.

About the team

Our Conveyancing Services team spans a multitude of different specialisms. Each team have specific levels of support and technical experience, and each of our Conveyancers take ownership of their caseloads assisting their clients through the drafting of relevant documents and ensuring compliance to enable housing transactions to go through smoothly – we really strive to get to know our clients and take the responsibility of our instructions seriously. But don’t worry, not only do you get to feel that you’re really making a difference individually to your clients and our business, but you will also have the backing of a 50 employee + size team to help you along the way.

We are an accredited member of the Conveyancing Quality Scheme and have been appointed to over 60 of the major UK lending panels. Our continued success has led to us receiving accolades such as the best firm in our region at the ESTA Conveyancing awards 2019.  

If you are looking for a forward-thinking firm with the ambition to succeed, this is the perfect opportunity for you. If you have any questions or would like to discuss this role further, please contact our Talent Acquisition Team via email at [email protected], and we will respond as soon as possible.

Pre-employment screening

Successful applicants will be required to complete a pre-employment screening process which includes a financial integrity check and a DBS check. If you wish to discuss any issues or questions in connection with this, please do speak in confidence with a member of the Talent Acquisition Team.

Eligibility to work in the UK

Eligibility to work in the UK will be verified in the final stages of the selection process. All candidates must be able to prove their right to work in the UK, which may include meeting the Home office criteria for Visa sponsorship. Candidates who require sponsorship should evaluate the Home Office eligibility criteria for a Skilled Worker visa before applying and keep up to date with any legal developments.

Our offer to you

In return for your efforts, you can expect scope for personal as well as professional development. We encourage people to engage with our popular and well supported coaching and mentoring programmes, which connect you to people right across the firm and at every level. We create space for mental and physical wellbeing with our weekly Lifestyle Hour, along with market leading family friendly policies, including a fertility support package, health cash plan, 28 days annual leave and a sabbatical you can take every 5 years. You can also buy holiday, and manage your benefits flexibly using our sophisticated portal to configure your total reward offer according to what you value most. As part of this, you can make ongoing or one-off donations to our charitable foundation and access our CSR programme where you can engage with community-based initiatives (as a team, or individually) twice a year, to give something back where you feel it matters. 

Why Foot Anstey?

As one of the UK’s fastest growing law firms, Foot Anstey believes in helping our clients and people achieve their ambitions, unlocking new and exciting opportunities. Our team of business and legal advisors are motivated by understanding clients’ goals and collaborating with them and other advisers to deliver solutions.  By becoming our clients’ most trusted advisor, we are enabling them to achieve their ambitions. How we do it is just as important as what we do. Our values define the way we act with our clients and one another every day, and because of these we think our culture and environment sets us apart.

Over our history we’ve grown from a high-street firm to a significant regional and national player working with leading brands and individuals predominantly across six key sectors: Private Equity, Retail & Consumer, Energy & Infrastructure, Islamic Finance, Developers and Private Wealth. Our strategy of gaining market share through meeting clients’ needs, investing in and developing high quality talent and using technology and innovation to enhance our services has led to significant growth. We now operate from seven locations with offices in Truro, Plymouth, Exeter, Taunton, Bristol, Southampton, and London. Our Southampton office supports various regional hubs, one of which is Manchester.

Our people are central to our success, in every part of the business. We actively support our employees to achieve their aspirations through offering meaningful careers with balanced rewards, which have been carefully designed to focus on personal wellbeing. We offer continual opportunities for support and professional development through our Business Skills Academy and Digital Skills Academy and believe in empowering each other to achieve and strive to create a progressive and inclusive working environment. Being forward-thinking, we are open to discussing flexible working patterns for all of our vacancies, with over 40% of our existing employees having a permanent flexible working pattern. In addition, our impressive suite of flexible benefits will enable you to prioritise what matters most to you. 

Creating a diverse and inclusive workplace is integral to delivering our strategy, and we were delighted to be awarded the National Equality Standard for a second time in 2021.  We consider this to be right at the heart of our priorities and goes way beyond our policies – it’s something we consider across everything we do, from the make-up of our client teams, encouraging staff to reach their potential, through to our leadership. We aim to support our clients and our people to achieve their goals, regardless of background, gender, race, beliefs, sexuality or other non-work related factors. We champion aspiration and encourage it in everyone that works with us.  As such we actively encourage applications from all suitably qualified people, regardless of any characteristics protected by law. If you apply for this role you may be encouraged to answer our diversity and social mobility monitoring questions, so please be reassured that any answers you provide will remain entirely anonymous and confidential and will in no way impact your application.

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