Solicitor – Commercial Property

The Opportunity

At Wolferstans, we care passionately about the experience that our clients have when doing business with us. Clients who contact us to deal with sensitive legal matters are placing a great deal of trust in us and it is critical that we repay this trust by treating them with the warmth, professionalism, understanding and courtesy that they deserve.

We have recently won “Excellence in Client Care” at the LawNet Awards 2023, received a Silver Award at the 2023 UK Customer Experience Awards, and secured our place in the Times Legal Top 250 – why not come and be a part of our success?

You will be part of a supportive and flexible working environment where you have the ability to further your career aspirations. Our benefits package includes 5 weeks of annual leave plus bank holidays and an extended break over the Christmas period, you are also given a day off for your birthday and will be signed up to our Health Care Plan designed with wellbeing in mind. Furthermore, we organise social gatherings and wellbeing initiatives throughout the year for all our employees, enhancing our supportive and inclusive work culture.

We are proud to have been recognised for our dedication to fostering a compassionate workplace environment. We were the first firm to be rewarded the Compassionate Workplace Award by St Luke's Plymouth, and more recently achieved the bronze award for the Wellbeing at Work program facilitated by Livewell Southwest, with ongoing efforts towards attaining our silver award.

What will you do?

Your previous experience will enable you to be able to run a caseload of Commercial Property matters. You will deal with a broad caseload of sales, purchases, leases, lease management and bank finance work. Some development experience would be helpful but is not essential.

Wolferstans’ commercial property team are one of the largest and most experienced in Plymouth. Our target market are SME developers and sophisticated business clients with property needs and we position ourselves as specialists in the sector with exceptional client service front and centre of our offering. Our team broadly fits into three specialisms. One dealing with clients in the housebuilding sector, in particular small and medium sized (SME) house building developers, secondly dealing with corporate occupiers and thirdly dealing with clients in the “third sector”.

We act for a number of regional house builders, developers, landowners and promoters, supporting clients through site acquisition and strategic land assembly through to plot sales via our dedicated New Homes conveyancing team. We also act for a number of high profile local, regional and London based corporate occupiers and large corporates/entities in the “third sector”.

The team is friendly and supportive and this a great opportunity to join an exciting team looking to grow.

You will be based at our North Hill office, after a period of training, you will have the opportunity to work from home part of the week within a paperlight environment with essential IT equipment being provided to you.

What do you offer?

Qualified Solicitor, with previous experience of working in a similar role with responsibility of running a full caseload.


Communication and client care skills
Time management skills and able to prioritise effectively
Attention to detail, confident IT skills and a proactive approach to the role

Able to:

Demonstrate a passion for client service excellence
Deal sensitively and appropriately with confidential information
Develop and maintain strong relationships with clients and other business sources
Work well under pressure within stipulated timescales and meet deadlines

You will be:

Proud of a professional and positive work attitude with the ability to embrace change.
Willing to attend courses and webinars to increase knowledge and understanding.
Keen to work towards or demonstrate the firm’s core competencies.
Committed to Wolferstans, and able to provide a confident and positive input, taking
responsibility and ownership for the success of the firm and your own development.

Closing Date

Ideally, we are looking to fill this vacancy as soon as possible and so we are keen to talk to suitable candidates at the earliest possible opportunity and will close the vacancy to new applications once conversations reach an advanced stage to avoid wasting anyone’s time. We would therefore urge candidates who are interested in this vacancy to get in touch ASAP and discuss the opportunity with us.