Commercial Property Solicitor Position in Sussex - Jonathan Lea Network

Commercial Property Solicitor Position in Sussex

Commercial Property Solicitor (2+ PQE)

Location: Haywards Heath, West Sussex

We are looking for an ambitious and commercially minded 2 PQE + commercial property solicitor to join us at The Jonathan Lea Network as soon as possible. This is an exciting opportunity to undertake an interesting and challenging mix of commercial property work and take the lead on building this department at our firm.

Depending on experience, we can offer a starting salary between £45K to £75K per annum, or higher if you have any significant client following. Full time regular hours are Monday to Thursday 9am – 6pm and Friday 9am – 5pm, although those who are ambitious and put extra hours in will be rewarded.

Benefits include a Christmas bonus and a very generous commission scheme which can significantly increase your salary. We also have a strong social side to the business and regularly organise team events, dinners and parties. We are open to discussing and agreeing flexible working arrangements, although we will require at least some of your time to be spent in the office.

Your new company

The Jonathan Lea Network is a forward-thinking business focused law firm that since it started trading as an SRA regulated firm on 1st May 2019 has grown by more than 1000%. We’ve recently moved into a much larger new open plan office which is just a 5-minute walk from Haywards Heath train station to accommodate more new joiners.

Our clients include leading technology startups and owner managed companies across a range of industry sectors. Most are based in London and around the South East, while our work is also often international in scope.

We are looking for someone who wants to supercharge their career and make a name for themselves by contributing to a fast-growing practice. You will benefit from the kind of experience not available at larger more established firms and will learn more, contribute more and grow personally and professionally in a way that will exceed your expectations. By joining us you will never be just a number and will always have a full workload, but you will also be able to enjoy a healthy work life balance if so desired.

Your new role

We are increasingly doing work for quality clients that much larger and more established law firms would be envious of. We have already developed a strong brand and reputation which will only improve and lead to larger and more lucrative instructions coming our way.

The role is varied and encompasses most of what you would expect including:

  • landlord and tenant;
  • acquisitions and disposals;
  • freehold and leasehold titles;
  • preparation and negotiation of leases; and
  • development work.

Experience required

At least 2 PQE + in commercial property law.

Applicants should have:

  • a good background in the relevant areas of law;
  • an ability to work well independently and use your own initiative, but also
  • react positively to working in a collaborative team environment
  • a meticulous eye for detail and an eloquent and precise way with words;
  • high service and presentation standards;
  • IT adroitness and social media savviness;
  • a genuine passion for entrepreneurship, business and transactional work;
  • excellent communication and interpersonal skills;
  • the ability to calmly and humorously deal with a busy workload and demanding clients;
  • an enthusiasm to take on new challenges and broaden your knowledge base and skills set; and
  • a desire to contribute to marketing, networking and business development activities.

If you would like to apply please send us a CV and covering letter to

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