Property Litigation Solicitor - 2 years + PQE

Property Litigation Solicitor - 2 years + PQE

Purpose of the Role

We are looking for a motivated and skilled Property Litigation Solicitor with a minimum of 2 years’ post qualification experience to join our team. The successful candidate will play a crucial role in assisting our clients with a wide range of property disputes. This position offers an excellent opportunity for professional growth and the chance to work in a supportive, collaborative, and challenging environment.

This will include but will not be limited to the following: 

Key Responsibilities:

  • Manage a diverse caseload with a focus on property litigation matters, but with the ability also to deal with mainstream contract disputes, as required.
  • Manage commercial and landlord and tenant litigation cases, to include, in particular, lease renewals under the Landlord and Tenant Act 1954 and dilapidations claims.
  • Manage residential possession proceedings with a full understanding of relevant housing law and statutory regulations.
  • Handle disputes between adjoining owners (trespass and nuisance claims, boundary disputes and the enforcement of restrictive covenants) whilst demonstrating a sensitivity to preserving good  relationships between neighbours.
  • Manage disputes between developers and those affected by development plans.
  • Advise on long residential leases (lease extensions, freehold enfranchisements, rights of first refusal and setting up right to manage companies).
  • Collaborate with clients, colleagues, and external parties to achieve favorable outcomes with a particular emphasis on providing in-house support to our commercial and residential property teams.
  • Stay abreast of changes in property and contract law, ensuring accurate and up-to-date legal advice.


  • Qualified Solicitor/Legal Executive with a background in property litigation law
  • Proven experience (2 years PQE+) in property litigation and commercial contract disputes
  • Experience in landlord and tenant disputes, both commercial and residential, is essential.
  • Experience in handling disputes between adjoining owners is essential.
  • Experience of residential long lease work is highly desirable, although full training and supervision can be provided in this area.
  • Excellent communication and negotiation skills
  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively within a dynamic legal team.
  • Adherence to high ethical standards and commitment to client satisfaction.


  • 25 days Holiday
  • 3 Days Christmas / New Year Leave
  • Private Medical Cover
  • Cash Plan
  • DIS & Pension

To apply for this role please send your CV and a covering letter outlining why you think you are suitable to our HR Manager, Pauline Smith.

Property Litigation Solicitor - 2 years + PQE

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' From day one I felt part of the Downs team.  Not only was I made to feel very welcome, the support I have received from all levels has been second to none.  The partners are accessible and open which encourages proactivity and good working relationships' .

'I been given the opportunity to develop my career and they encourage me taking the initiative.  The role is very hands on learning which has given me exposure to an interesting and varied workload'.

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