Head of Commercial Property

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    £45 to £50k doe

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    Kathryn Wycherley

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  • Published:

    10 months ago

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Purpose of Role: 

To manage the operation and development of Commercial Property Department and ensure the efficient and professional handling of cases within it                                                            


  • Day to day supervision of dedicated Fee Earners and support staff           
  • To ensure the effective and appropriate operation of Commercial work including the handling of cases in compliance with relevant internal and external professional standards.
  • Ensure personal and departmental compliance with Code of Conduct and other relevant external regulations and professional guidelines.
  • Promote the effective use of the Firm’s Case Management system.
  • Ensure provision of up-to-date, accurate, effective, practical and equitable legal advice and representation for personal caseload and across the category
  • Assist in the investigation of any complaints relating to commercial matters and referring the same to Complaints Director as appropriate
  • Support and supervision of work for all staff working within the Department
  • Provide direction and leadership to all staff in the Department.
  • Performance monitoring and supervisory review of work for all Department staff
  • Identifying and resolving problems and referring any matters of concern immediately to the Executive Chairman/Practice Director, as appropriate
  • To ensure the efficient administration and handling of cases by all Department staff to include
  • Taking instructions in person, in writing or by telephone from new and existing clients
  • Representing clients
  • Maintaining an up-to-date knowledge of current law and trends
  • Maintaining an electronic file review diary
  • Producing bills
  • Time recording
  • Monitoring and management of service, quality and operations within the department to agreed standards of excellence
  • Financial management and budgeting to ensure continued profitability of department to agreed targets
  • Optimise the Practice recovery of costs and disbursements within department
  • To work with the Executive Chairman and Practice Director to develop the Practice, including standardisation, marketing initiatives and improvements to systems
  • Fully and actively contribute to the effective operation and development of the Department and Practice through Departmental Meetings and other formal and informal mechanisms
  • Create, maintain and enhance productive working relationships with colleagues and relevant external bodies
  • Represent the Practice in the community
  • Obtain new cases for the Practice in accordance with relevant external regulations and internal marketing statements
  • Attendance at networking events
  • Promote the vision, priorities and objectives of the Practice
  • Undertake any relevant training and/or professional development as recommended by the Practice Director
  • To carry out all duties accurately and efficiently, within internal and external guidelines to agreed deadlines
  • Any other tasks as appropriate to the role