In-house Solicitor: Property

  • fulltime
  • Sheffield, S1 4sb
  • GBP 50000.0 to 60000.0 Annum

In-house Solicitor: Property


Full time, permanent 

Dependant on experience

About Our Client

Bhayani Recruitment is working with a leading restaurant franchise business that continues to grow, to recruit an in-house solicitor. In this role you will be required to provide high quality legal advice to the directors on predominantly commercial property matters as well as assessing other legal needs and being the point of contact for specialist external legal advisors. This a fantastic opportunity to work with a successful family-owned business and to make your mark as an integral member of the team.

Summary of role

To provide property led legal services to the company on both commercial and residential matters, and act as liaison with external legal advisors in other disciplines. This role will be based at the head office in Sheffield with the flexibility to work remotely. You will be required to deal with property related work including freehold and leasehold purchases as well as providing general legal and business advice to the directors. The role will also encompass advising and negotiating on the renewal of existing franchise agreements and you will act as a legal sounding board to understand and shape the future growth plans. You will instruct and support other legal advisors in connection with corporate, banking, litigation, and other issues outside the scope of your expertise.

What will you be doing?

  • Acting for Group companies on the acquisition and disposal of properties including granting and taking leases, dealing with landlords and tenants. 
  • Dealing with other property related work including handling work arising out of the Group's property portfolio including licences, wayleaves and miscellaneous agreements and notices. 
  • Liaising with the finance team and, if necessary, chasing overdue rents. 
  • Liaising with external valuers and documenting rent reviews as landlord and or tenant. 
  • Developing and maintaining excellent relationships across all business units with key responsibility for the property function.  
  • Be the point of contact for external legal advisors within scope and agreed budget with the directors, advising the directors on the suitability of these advisers and monitoring their performance to ensure timely and cost-effective delivery of projects. 
  • Advising and negotiating on the renewal of existing franchise agreements and on new franchise agreements for the Group. 
  • Keeping directors advised of developments in the law which may affect the Group and its objectives within your area of expertise.  
  • Supporting the People & Culture team where needed. This may include presence at internal meetings including disciplinary and grievance meetings on occasion. 
  • Contributing to new systems including technology and initiatives in the Group. 
  • Attending meetings and negotiations with third parties during the above. 

The successful candidate will:

  • Possess excellent verbal and written communication skills to influence and negotiate. 
  • Be confident in their decision making.
  • Be analytical and proactive.
  • Be resilient and able to deal confidently with and build strong relationships with senior business colleagues.
  • Have a flexible and pragmatic attitude and a proven ability to multi-task.
  • Possess strategic thinking skills to work with the directors to set legal direction. 
  • Possess commercial acumen.
  • Demonstrate sensitivity to different cultures, backgrounds, and objectives.
  • Have coaching and listening skills to influence a wide and diverse range of people and develop relationships. 
  • Must thrive in a dynamic and fast-moving environment, able to project manage and prioritise competing demands.
  • Possess a calm demeanour under pressure and an ability to work collaboratively and flexibly with peers and seniority.
  • Be flexible in working arrangements and business hours when necessary. 


  • Qualified solicitor with a minimum of 3 years PQE in a commercial or corporate department gained in a law firm or in-house. 
  • Experience of commercial and residential property transactions from start to completion.

What’s on offer?

  • An exciting opportunity to join a successful and fast-growing company and develop your career with the support and resources needed to set you up for success, whilst having a high degree of autonomy.
  • A competitive salary of £50-60,000 pa depending on experience.
  • 25 days holiday plus Bank Holidays and a day off on your birthday.
  • The ability to work flexibly and remotely.

Bhayani Recruitment is acting as an employment agency in relation to this role. Bhayani Recruitment will ensure all qualified applicants receive consideration for employment without regard to age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, sex, and sexual orientation. We invite applicants to contact us directly to identify any additional support required. Candidates who are unable to apply online are encouraged to contact us directly for alternative ways to apply.  

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