Salaried Partner
Royds Withy King
Midland Bridge House, GB
1d ago

This role would suit a Senior Associate with experience in the Health & Social Care sector looking to secure partnership or an existing Partner looking to grow and lead the firm’s Health & Social Care sector team from a real estate perspective.

You will be managing a team of real estate lawyers and paralegals working in this sector. You will consistently deliver a high standard of legal advice to clients in a commercially astute manner, delivering outstanding client service at all times.

To actively assist with the marketing of the sector team and department’s services and undertaking business development activities to support the growth of the firm and team / sector.

The Health & Social Care team act for a wide number of clients including residential and nursing, specialist and learning disability, retirement villages, children’s services and homecare and supported living.

Key Responsibilities

  • Manage a caseload of files, dealing effectively with cases and transactions
  • Build credibility with clients and develop own client relationships through managing client expectations regarding options, outcomes, risk and timescales.
  • Scope fees for clients
  • Develop market and sector knowledge and demonstrate expertise to clients.
  • Be proactive in reducing risk and exposure in the team and support in building a risk aware culture.
  • Develop a niche / sector expertise.
  • Grow internal and external networks of clients, intermediaries and contacts
  • Build on personal and sector profile and reputation by attending networking events, writing publications / marketing materials and speaking at seminars
  • Assist in team / sector pitches as required
  • Take responsibility for managing aspects of projects that are delegated and meet deadlines
  • Support juniors in the team by giving technical, business and general advice
  • Delegating tasks and client work to juniors and support staff, providing clear instructions and monitoring progress.
  • Track progress against your own KPIs, meeting targets
  • Support with budgetary management of client matters
  • Apply all business processes and use resources effectively & efficiently
  • Understand the changes in the practice area / legal sector and the implications for the firm.
  • Look outside of department and consider implications of all decisions on the business.
  • Set personal objectives that are aligned to the department / sector plan. Understand how these fit into the firm-wide business plan
  • Skills, Knowledge and Experience

  • Qualified Solicitor / Legal Executive with at least 6 years PQE experience and requisite knowledge to fulfil the role - Essential
  • Previous experience of commercial property transactions - Essential
  • Experience in health & social care work being essential with development, secured lending and corporate support being desirable - Essential
  • Ability to manage own files and delegate work to others - Essential
  • Strong client management skills with a focus on delivery of excellent client service - Essential
  • Ability to coach and mentor junior lawyers - Desirable
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