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Vacancy - Residential Property Solicitor Romford

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  • Are you a Property Solicitor looking for your perfect last career move?
  • Worried about the future at your current firm?
  • Are you fed up trying to reach 'Impossible Daily Targets?
  • Want to benefit from a very generous individual 'Profit Related Pay Bonus Scheme'
  • Want to move away from conveyor belt firms
  • If the answer to any of the above is 'Yes' this vacancy will interest you.

We are looking for someone who has extensive experience in residential property who would like to join a friendly team. We are an extremely busy and well thought of practice. Our property department remains one of the strongest in our area and continues to grow as we continue to expand on the demographic of our clients.

Who are we?

F Barnes are a Lexcel accredited firm based in Romford, Gidea Park and Collier Row. We have a strong loyal client base having been established in the Havering area for over 65 years. Our fee earners are all specialists in their respective fields and act for a wide range of commercial and private sector clients. We are well known for our quality, bespoke one to one service for our clients.

Our aim is to recruit dynamic, forward thinking individuals who wish to be part of our growth and who share the firm's core values.

At F Barnes we trust you to do your job, there are no daily targets. We have a flexible working contract on offer and set realistic annual billing targets. We offer an excellent profit related pay scheme bonus in addition to the basic salary based on the individual’s performance not a department or teams which is more restrictive and demotivating in nature. Other benefits are listed below.

The Role:

  • Advising on freehold and leasehold transactions
  • New builds
  • Lease extensions
  • Leasehold Enfranchisement an advantage but not essential
  • Transfer of Equity
  • Re-Mortgage
  • Supervising assistants and other members of the team
  • An excellent breadth of knowledge in this area
  • Assisting with the complaints department
  • Use of LEAP case management software 
  • Focus on business development and business relationships within the property sector


  • 5 years+ PQE in Residential Property
  • Commercial property experience a benefit but not essential
  • A member of ALEP would be a benefit but not essential
  • Knowledge of LEAP an advantage
  • Able to work autonomously on complex legal matters
  • Track of record of achieving career, financial (including fee targets) and business development goals;
  • Enthusiasm to engage in networking and business development;
  • Clear demonstrable ability and keenness to build and maintain client and referrer relationships;
  • Self-motivated team player
  • Ambition to progress
  • Excellent administration and organisational skills;
  • Professional but friendly and approachable

Salary: Excellent salary according to experience

Bonus: Excellent profit related pay bonus awarded

Full Time: Monday to Friday (4 day week would be considered)

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