PQE: NQ - 2
Term: Permanent
Working hours: Full-time
Department: Glasgow Property
Location: Glasgow
The role

We currently have an exciting opportunity for an NQ-2 PQE Solicitor to join our Property & Infrastructure Division based in our Glasgow Office. The successful candidate will use knowledge, understanding and experience to advise on commercial property, with an emphasis on development.

Other information

Candidate Profile

  • Exceptional time management skills
  • Exceptional communication skills
  • Some exposure to development work would be helpful, but not essential
  • Strong problem solving skills
  • Relevant legal experience

Technical/Legal Skills

  • Demonstrates appropriate range of legal knowledge and, with assistance, can identify issues outside their expertise and seek appropriate assistance.
  • Demonstrates initiative to obtain relevant information to complete tasks.
  • Produces a solution best addressing the client’s requirements, with guidance.
  • Demonstrates potential to display effective spoken and written advocacy skills.
  • If appropriate, seeks to comply with formalities required in connection with spoken and written advocacy and deals with witnesses and opposing arguments effectively.

Business/Work Management

  • Works as part of a team to attain objectives within agreed timescales and budgets.
  • Keeps all clients and colleagues up-to-date with latest developments.
  • Complies with all firm policies and procedures, including financial.
  • Implements improvements in working methods.
  • Prepares well for meetings with guidance.
  • Makes effective use of the firm’s information management systems, and complies with all legal and regulatory requirements.

Business Development & Client Relationship Management

  • Communicates clearly with prospective and current clients in all contexts.
  • Is aware of the impact of external market forces on clients and identifies trends which may lead to opportunities.
  • Develops effective ways of delivering client solutions with minimum guidance.
  • Developing an understanding of how to build client relations.
  • Developing an understanding of client care issues.
  • Communicates client feedback to senior team members.
  • Developing an understanding of value of activity versus time spent.
  • Participates in marketing activities.
  • Developing effective presentational and writing skills.
  • Understands importance of cross selling opportunities to the firm.

People Management

  • Developing an effective personal presence with partners and colleagues.
  • Demonstrates ability to manage and supervise work effectively with guidance, and to seek or provide support when required.
  • Delegates work effectively to appropriate fee earning and non-fee earning staff.
  • Gives well prepared and presented training sessions with guidance.
  • Supports diversity & inclusion within the team.

Personal Development and Knowledge Management

  • Completes appropriate CPD hours.
  • Maintains an adequate and up to date understanding of relevant law, policy and practice, and to identify where legal research is required.
  • Takes responsibility for personal learning and development, evaluates strengths and limitations in relation to the demands of their work, and reflects on and learns from others. 
  • Undertakes personal study/research to address gaps in knowledge.
  • Utilises internal/external knowledge resources and current awareness information, e.g. libraries, daily current awareness/plc newsletter etc.
  • Contributes to firm’s knowledge resources.
  • Gives well prepared and presented training sessions with guidance.

Ethics, professionalism and judgment

  • Recognition of ethical issues and will raise with appropriate person.
  • Demonstrates an understanding and application of the ethical concepts which govern their role and behaviour as a lawyer.
  • Identifies the relevant LSS principles and rules of professional conduct, and seeks assistance in applying them.
  • Resists pressure to condone, ignore or commit unethical behaviour.
  • Respects diversity, and acts fairly and inclusively.
  • Discloses when work is beyond their personal capability and recognises when they have made mistakes and takes appropriate action.
  • Seeks expert advice when required, and makes effective use of feedback, guidance and support received.

Firm Contribution

  • Awareness of and, where appropriate, participates in development of team's operational goals.
  • Displays an awareness of organisational goals and has an engaged commitment to team goals.
  • Participates in extra practice events to assist development of firm.