30+ days ago


Working hours:Full-time
Department:Real Estate Dispute Resolution

Real Estate Group

IBB’s Real Estate group covers a range of development and commercial property work with a number of partners ranked as leaders in their field. The group is divided into five teams:

  • The residential development division comprising two partners, two consultants, one senior solicitor, one solicitor, one paralegal and three legal administrators;
  • The new homes division comprising one partner, two senior solicitors, one chartered legal executive, one solicitor, two conveyancers and ten legal administrators;
  • The commercial real estate division includes a specialist commercial development team and comprising two partners, one consultant, three solicitors and one legal administrator;
  • The property litigation team comprising two partners, three solicitors and a legal administrator; and
  • The construction team comprising two partners, a consultant, one senior solicitor, one solicitor and a legal administrator.

Job Purpose

To provide a high quality legal service to clients on all aspects of real estate dispute resolution in line with the firm’s standards of performance. Ensure exemplary client care establishing trust and confidence and demonstrate strong financial management, commercial awareness and professionalism at all times.

Key Responsibilities

1. Provide a high quality legal service to clients on all aspects of real estate dispute resolution including:

  • disputes arising out of residential and commercial leases
  • disputes arising out of the buying and selling of land
  • disputes arising out of encumbrances affecting land.

2. Develop own technical knowledge and skills including the ability to:

  • analyse information and reach sound decisions
  • understand and adhere to instructions
  • communicate succinctly both orally and in writing
  • research appropriate case law and technical and legal precedents to progress matters.

3. Ensure you remain up to date professionally and technically by attaining and recording CPD, as well as developing knowledge of the market place and client base.

4. Meet the firms quality standards including:

  • ensuring personal time recording and billing targets are achieved
  • ensuring that all chargeable work is properly recorded on client matters
  • adhering to the SRA’s client care directive and to the firm’s own policies as set out in the Office Manual
  • maintaining good file management as set out in the Office Manual
  •  understanding the obligations relating to client accounts and ensure preparation and delivery of bills in accordance with the Solicitors Accounts Rules.

5. Assist the team in its marketing and business development objectives, including activities such as attending client events, writing text/articles for the website and other publications, and assisting the Partners in organising marketing events.

6. Develop own self-organisational and interpersonal skills so that:

  • work is prioritised and progressed
  • you demonstrate a balance of working on your own initiative and seeking advice or guidance
  • Partners are aware of your workload and specific issues which arise on your matters
  • you maintain a flexible and proactive approach to work.
Person Specification


  • Successful Admittance to the Roll of Solicitors

Skills and Experience

  • Understanding of the law and practice in areas of law covered in the 4 training seats
  • Ideally prior experience in a leading property litigation team
  • Analytical ability: able to get to identify and deal with the core elements of a problem.
  • Adaptability: able to embrace change. Is responsive to different ways of working and learns new tasks quickly.
  • Collaboration with others: able to work with others to achieve a task; active team member; able to build and sustain good working relationships with others.
  • Communication: able to express oneself clearly orally and in writing, and to do so in a manner that is concise and assertive, but courteous.
  • Quality: produces work which is consistently accurate, produces drafts which are thought through and completed as far as possible.
  • Initiative: thinks through what may need to be done and makes suggestions; demonstrates ability to offer to assist colleagues who are busy and/or get involved in areas outside immediate work.
  • Planning and organising: thinks ahead to plan work so that tasks are not affected when additional tasks arise; is able to track and monitor progress of own work and alert supervisor if schedule may not be met.
  • Reliability: demonstrates commitment to achieving tasks; manages expectations of others and completes work when promised.