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Gillian Nash-Kennell

Agricultural Property Solicitor - Spalding/Alconbury

As a firm with extensive agricultural connections, we’re expanding our specialist team once again and are looking for an experienced solicitor to work as part of our Agricultural Property team. 

Since its beginnings in Lincolnshire over 85 years ago, Roythornes has developed beyond its historic East Midlands heartland. We act for clients across the country and sit comfortably among the UK’s top 200 law firms. Our people work out of four offices: Spalding, Peterborough, Nottingham and Alconbury.

As you would expect, we are looking for people with proven intellectual ability, a commercial approach, excellent interpersonal skills and, most of all, the drive to exceed our clients’ expectations. In return, we offer competitive salaries and the chance to grow with us.

As a team with a national reputation, we have a constant need for high quality property lawyers to handle a varied case load of commercial property work, largely arising in a rural context.  Your role will require you to master a wide range of property dealings including intricate divisions of family estates, tenancies of all varieties, varying development schemes as well as  farm and estate sales and purchases. We encourage client contact – usually the owner of the business -  and your work will be a mixture of team work and  supervised individual work.  We aim to ensure that experience is always accessible, and invariably someone  will have  some relevant knowledge or advice no matter how unusual the circumstances seem to be.  Our clients tend to be valuable owner managed businesses and we regard their continued loyalty as one of our greatest accolades.

As the successful candidate, you will join other agricultural law specialists who are regarded as being among the best in their field.

You will have empathy with the challenges faced by farm businesses and estates as they try to grow their organisations.

This is an exciting opportunity to be involved in interesting and good quality work as a member of a growing team which looks outwards and thrives on delivering a great job for clients.

 Applicants will be a qualified solicitor with at least one year's PQE, and should:

  • have an understanding of the agricultural sector and an appreciation of the specific needs of this client group;
  • have an appreciation of property law and co-ownership issues;
  • have an interest in the more technical aspects of agricultural law – CAP schemes, shooting leases, etc;
  • have flexibility and ambition;
  • have the ability to act independently to a reasonably high level, but also to work with more experienced partners and fee earners on more complex and specialised matters, as required;
  • have experience of building relationships with both new and existing clients and professionals, as well as a natural ability to promote marketing and business development initiatives in a dynamic way;
  • be discrete and have the ability to respect client confidentiality;
  • have the ability to adapt to a broad range of situations and circumstances and remain calm under pressure.