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Commercial Property Senior Associate – Barcan+Kirby

Commercial Property Senior Associate

We have an exciting opening for a dynamic, professional and focused Senior Associate to play an integral part in growing and developing Barcan+Kirby’s commercial property capacity.

You will be joining an established, forward-thinking and highly reputable Bristol firm, delivering high-quality work to meet the ever-changing needs of our commercial clients.

This role offers the right candidate fantastic opportunities for career progression and there is scope for this appointment to develop into a Partnership role.

The role

We offer the chance to work autonomously, with a varied workload and innovative training and development prospects.

You will undertake all elements of commercial property fee-earning work, including:

  • Sales and purchases of properties and businesses, mortgage and refinancing, both individual and portfolio
  • Landlord and tenant matters, including the grant and assignment of leases, lease renewals, and licences to assign and alter
  • Development acquisitions and disposals, pension properties and joint venture agreements
  • Management of support services, including departmental secretaries and Paralegals
  • Maintaining financial control with particular regard to cash flow control
  • Understanding commercial banking documents, such as debentures and personal guarantees
  • Assisting our Corporate and Commercial team on property matters in corporate transactions
  • Marketing and business development activities, alongside our established Marketing team
  • Forming, developing and maintaining links with new and existing clients
  • Cross-department working to raise the profile of our work and to identify cross-selling opportunities

The ideal candidate

  • Qualified Solicitor or FCILEx with five years’ plus PQE
  • Outstanding people management experience
  • Marketing initiative experience and implementation, strong networking skills and established contacts within the community
  • Experience in commercial property/real estate including commercial lease transactions, lease renewals and the sale/purchase of commercial property

Location and working hours

  • This is a full-time role, but part-time hours and a flexible working pattern will be considered
  • Working hours are 9am – 5.15pm, Monday to Friday
  • You will be based at our office on Gloucester Road, Bishopston, but with the option to apply for hybrid working upon successful completion of your probation

Why Barcan+Kirby?

Barcan+Kirby is well known in the Bristol legal market both as a provider of excellent legal services for individuals and businesses, and as a progressive firm with an excellent reputation as an employer.

We pride ourselves on promoting the work/life balance of employees and promoting positive wellbeing and mental health is incredibly important to us. We were advocates for flexible working long before the Covid-19 pandemic, and we are fully supportive of hybrid working.

Our core values drive our culture and are at the heart of everything we do, and we are far from being a stuffy, rigid law firm.

We won Law Firm of the Year (up to 20 Partners) at the Bristol Law Society Awards 2021, 2019 and 2015.


  • A minimum of 25 days’ holiday per year with the option to purchase additional holiday
  • Employer pension contribution
  • Death in service
  • Discretionary bonus
  • Access to the firm’s Employee Assistance Programme
  • Discounted legal services
  • Flexible, hybrid and agile working including a flexible day
  • Apprenticeship programmes, including an ILM management course

How to apply

To apply directly, click here to contact our Resourcing Officer, Helen Tylee-Barrie (