The firm As one of the UK’s Top 100 law firms with offices in London, Bristol, Southampton, Swindon and Bath, Thrings’ strategic growth over the past five years has provided a platform to build on the commercial focus of the firm and to offer the complete service for businesses and their owners. Thrings offers specialist advice in sectors such as Aerospace and Defence, Agriculture, Energy and Waste, Innovation and Technology, and Financial Services from partner-led teams whose expertise matches that found in much larger City firms. The team The Team The South West Property Group comprises the firm’s commercial property lawyers in Bristol and Bath. It has been one of the fastest growing teams in the firm, with a fee budget in excess of £3,000,000. Made up of 10 partners/legal directors and 8 other lawyers with a broad range of specialisms, the group offers an opportunity to avoid the ‘pigeon holing’ endemic in some firms and to gain high-quality experience across a range of work types, including development, corporate occupier, secured lending and investment, as well as in its specialist retail/leisure, charities, minerals and healthcare service lines. The team offers excellent client service and significant strength in depth, being supported by other groups inputting specialist construction, planning and property litigation advice. We are supported by an excellent team of seven secretaries. The team has an optimistic outlook, and actively looks to develop the business at all levels to continue its strong organic growth. Responsibilities Providing excellent client service. Creating strong relationships with our existing clients and other teams in the firm. Building networks within your immediate peer group of possible client referrers, understanding the market place both locally and regionally. Evidence of having begun to build a personal network is an advantage. Working profitably, and supporting our underlying business targets. Delegating to, and supervising, assistant solicitors and helping them to develop their expertise. Skills and experience Essential Qualified Solicitor (or equivalent) Significant experience in commercial property (whilst we see PQE only as a guide, we would expect a successful application to have 4+ years PQE, or equivalent experience) Candidates should be able to demonstrate a strong drive to succeed and passion to continue to develop their career as a commercial property associate. The successful candidate will be expected to play a full role in the group’s business development strategy and programme of events and will be given a high level of responsibility for managing their own time and developing their network of industry and sector contacts. Desirable Some experience in each of our core practise areas (development, corporate occupier, secured lending and investment) would be an advantage, but this is not a pre-requisite. Benefits on offer at Thrings: There are many benefits to working at Thrings: Our culture and best practice in all our working relationships provide the key elements that contribute to Thrings being a great place to work. In addition, you will receive a competitive salary, core benefits including life assurance, private medical cover and health cash plans, 25 days holiday and a flexible benefits package.