Head of Commercial Property

Salary: Salary commensurate with the role and dependent on experience

Location: Bristol - Queen Square office

Closing Date: 19 October 2021

Hours of Work: Monday - Friday, 35 hours per week

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Head of Commercial Property

Please note that this vacancy may close early if sufficient applications are received. 

A combination of office and home working will be required however due to our response to the Covid-19 pandemic, we have successfully arranged for our staff to work remotely during this period. 

We are looking for a commercial property specialist to lead our busy commercial property group based in Bristol.  

This is a great opportunity for an individual already in a senior position, with proven specialist commercial property experience and strong leadership skills to lead out and grow an established commercial property team. The commercial property team has a client base of large national and international corporates, pension funds and further education establishments together with SMEs and local businesses. The commercial property team is part of the wider Business Legal Services Department and works closely with our corporate and commercial teams on property issues arising out of mergers and acquisitions.  

The business is committed to investing in a successful candidate who has excellent business development skills and who can work with our existing team of committed lawyers to grow its client base. 

We have a strong and supportive commercial property group and this would be an excellent prospect for the right candidate.


  • Leading & supporting the commercial property team,
  • Managing own caseload using our case management system,
  • Showing a sound and detailed understanding of property law,
  • Maintaining and building upon existing excellent client relationships,
  • Adhering to client service level agreements,
  • Supporting the development of department strategy,
  • Effectively managing group budgets and resourcing.

Skills/Competencies required:

  • Excellent leadership and managerial skills,
  • Strong technical skills and knowledge,
  • Demonstrate a high degree of commercial acumen,
  • Possess excellent problem solving, organisational and verbal/written communication skills,
  • Competent at using a case management system,
  • Ability to work under pressure and to tight deadlines and targets,
  • Fully IT literate,
  • Qualified solicitor or legal executive with at least 5 years’ relevant experience. 

Lyons Davidson is a law firm providing legal services to businesses and individuals nationwide. We believe in providing a service that is accessible and approachable. Our ability to deliver a consistent and high-quality service has allowed us to develop strong relationships with a number of business partners such as insurers, banks and membership organisations that rely on us to give their customers and members the help and advice they need.

We were delighted to be awarded ' Large Law Firm of the Year' at the Chartered Institute of Legal Executives (CILEx) 2019 annual awards.  We are proud of our long standing commitment to the environment and most recently won 'Best Fairtrade Office' in 2018.

We are a responsible business with clear core values of communication, commitment, innovation and accessibility. Through effective communication, we engage with our staff and involve them in decision making, whilst ensuring they are supported at all times. We show commitment by investing in our people with development and training, developing the work we do through the use of technology and innovation, whilst encouraging accessibility and diversity in our people, delivering opportunities and development to all.

We are an equal opportunities employer and are committed to creating a diverse working environment.  We encourage applications from all suitably qualified and eligible candidates, from all backgrounds and identities, and are committed to finding the right person for the role and to providing reasonable adjustments, where necessary, to make interviews and jobs more accessible. Should you have any queries during the recruitment process please contact our HR team at HR@lyonsdavidson.co.uk

You’ll receive a wide range of company benefits, including:

  •  Holiday entitlement of 25 days (plus bank holidays), with extra days after 2 and 10 years’ service
  • “Dress for your day” dress code policy
  • Employee health cash plan which helps towards cover for optical, dental and physiotherapy treatment and other healthcare costs
  • Discretionary annual bonus scheme
  • We believe in recognising and rewarding our people’s achievements and through our recognition programme, we award employee of the month and customer service awards and long service awards – each year our top achievers from across the company are invited to our annual employee awards ceremony to celebrate their success!

…and much more!

 Please note that all offers of employment are subject to a satisfactory DBS and credit/financial check.


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