Residential Property Lawyer

Work Type

Full-time, permanent


Excellent knowledge and experience of dealing with a wide variety of conveyancing transactions


Depending on experience

The Role

We are looking for an experienced Residential Property lawyer to join the team at our Devizes office on a full-time basis.

You will need to have excellent knowledge of, and experience in, leasehold and freehold purchases/sales, remortgages, first registrations and transfers of equity.

The ideal candidate will also have experience in leasehold enfranchisement, shared ownership, right to buy, easements and the Building Safety Act, however training can be provided on these subject areas.

On a daily basis you will be responsible for competently dealing with a variety of matters from instruction through to completion with limited supervision.  You will also be required to liaise and build relationships with both clients and referrers.

Other elements of the role involve partaking in business development activities and assisting with the training and supervision of junior colleagues.


The Team

The Devizes office itself is home to 11 employees who work across our Family, Private Client, Residential Property and Risk & Compliance departments.

The Department

The Residential Property department are based across all seven offices and overall encompasses 14 lawyers and 10 support team members.

You will be joining a friendly and supportive department who all have vast experience and backgrounds within the conveyancing practice area.

The department has strong ties to the local community which aids a growing and loyal client base ensuring that your caseload will be diverse and of a high quality.

Your Experience & Qualifications

We’re looking for a lawyer who has on-the-job experience of conveyancing transactions and running files, along with excellent client care and communication skills. We want an individual who prides themselves on giving a high-quality service to their clients.

You will also have strong attention to detail and be able to manage your workload.

Our Firm Goals

We carefully chose our values as a firm to ensure they reflect the way we conduct our work, both internally and externally. We embrace 5 core values; Trust, Teamwork, Excellence, Accountability, and Engagement. We reflect these in all areas of our practice, in particular, in our personal and dedicated service to each and every client. By embedding these values into our culture our clients recognise us as trusted advisors.

Our commitment to our clients and hard work over the years is reflected in the ‘Leading Firm‘ ranking that we have achieved for consecutive years from the prestigious Chambers & Partners, and Legal 500 directories. As a firm, we intend to continue to dedicate ourselves to our values in the pursuit of trusted advisor status.

Head of Department

Lesley Warren

Partner and Head of Residential Property

What are the benefits?

Annual Bonus

Agile Working

Health Care Plan

Qualifications Support

Extra Christmas Leave

Funded Socials



Goughs Solicitors
Ramsbury House
30 Market Place
SN10 1JG

Life at Goughs

Our mission is to provide excellent, trusted and truly personal legal services. How we do this is simple – we are committed to our clients, our people and our communities.

Whether you require legal services for you, your family or your business, you can rest assured that with over forty lawyers at seven easy-to-reach high street locations, you will receive high quality legal advice, tailored to meet your needs.

Chambers Top Ranked Firm UK Goughs 2024

Firm Goals & Values

We are committed to ensuring that clients always receive a tailored, personalised service and we place their needs at the centre of everything we do. 

The values are also qualities and attributes that we look for in our employees. 

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