Commercial Property Assistant – Newly Qualified Solicitor


Commercial Property Assistant – Newly qualified Solicitor 

At Savage Silk we have built our reputation on providing clients with a high quality professional service whilst remaining discrete and “under the radar”.  Having recruited successfully in key positions, we now have ambitious plans to develop the business.

Providing impeccable client service is crucial to us and our values create a significant culture to enable us to maintain our reputation, whilst also creating an environment that is supportive and enjoyable to work in.

We strive to help employees in their personal development.  We encourage people to use their own initiative but want everyone to work interdependently, not independently.  Client focus has to be the key element in all our thinking and action.

About the opportunity:

We are currently looking to recruit an additional Commercial Property Assistant to our expanding Commercial Property department.  The role would suit a candidate who has up to one year’s experience working in a commercial property team, including someone who has just completed, or is about to complete, a training contract.  Full training and mentoring with experienced partners and senior associates will be provided.

We hold a diverse portfolio of clients and carry out top tier quality work, along with having a fantastic reputation for negotiating and investigating on behalf of our clients, minimising risk as far as possible and progressing the transaction forward.

Our Commercial Property department is renowned for our high level of advice and service and has extensive experience with a broad range of commercial property matters, including landlord and tenant, lease renewals, lease negotiations and acquisitions and disposals of freehold or leasehold properties.  The team deals with a broad range of clients from small to medium sized companies through to international enterprises.

Being a confident communicator will be a necessary skill as you will engage with clients on a regular basis.

As employers, we support flexible working which allows our team members to perform their job anywhere, at any time as long as the needs of the business are met.  This opportunity provides flexible working from the office, or home, and is based in Newcastle upon Tyne or Stockton.

Candidate profile

Relevant experience:

  • Commercial property experience from a training contract or PQE experience;
  • A keen interest in a career in commercial property law, which we will support with mentoring and training;
  • The ability to communicate in a non-technical way and to be professional; and
  • The ability to work well within a close knit team and to also work well using your own initiative when required.

Key skills and behaviours:

  • A confident communicator with the ability to engage with varied client audiences;
  • Good written communication skills with strong attention to detail;
  • Proactive and comfortable taking initiative when faced with new challenges;
  • Strong organisational skills and the ability to handle multiple priorities;
  • Demonstrate a high level of discretion and confidentiality at all times; and
  • Be an effective team player and bring energy and passion to the role!

Vacancy Information

  • Location: Newcastle upon Tyne or Stockton;
  • Salary range: Salary commensurate with experience;
  • Job type: Permanent;
  • Working Hours: Usual working hours are 8:30am until 5pm, Monday to Friday with one hour for lunch.  Flexible hours will be considered, as will working from home. Full time or part time roles will also be considered;
  • Holidays: 25 days per annum (for full time, pro-rata for part time).

Apply now:

Please send your CV, along with a covering letter to