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Ecclesiastical Solicitor

One of the truly leading and longstanding North East firms with a central Newcastle office are looking to employ an Ecclesiastical Solicitor to focus on Ecclesiastical work.

This is a unique opportunity for a Solicitor with a commercial property background to be exposed to high value and more complex commercial property matters.

This is not an opportunity to be missed.

This unique role will see the successful candidate sit within the commercial property team.

Commercial Property Solicitors are in high demand in Newcastle and as such this opportunity should stand out as a role to work on more complex matters such as multi-party transactions and church conversions.

The firm is going through an exciting period of growth over the next few years so this is a very exciting time to be joining the firm.

The team is led by the Registrar to the Church of England and gives advice to Bishops, Archdeacons , Diocesan boards, PCCS and all clergy.

Useful experience will include charity, education and trusts law as well as a keen interest in ecclesiastical matters.

The Role:

  • Acting for a wide range of business clients (corporate and individual), individuals, charities, companies and trusts

  • In the sale and acquisition of commercial properties

  • development of land

  • as landlords and tenants in relation to non-contentious matters particularly the grant of leases and occupational licences

  • residential sales and purchases in particular reference to investor portfolios

  • portfolio work

  • statutory declarations and dealing with ownership of land

  • advising on planning issues particularly in relation to HMO licensing

The Candidate:

  • The firm is happy to consider applications from 2-4 years qualified solicitors, although exceptional applications from NQ applicants with a demonstrable interest in ecclesiastical law and practice will be considered.

  • To be considered for the role, you must have first rate people and communication skills both written and oral - you must also possess excellent client care skills.

How to Apply:

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If you would like to apply for this role or have any questions, please contact Sophie Linley at Sacco Mann on 0113 236 6711 or ask to speak to another member of the Private Practice team.

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