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Commercial Property Lawyer: Conviviality PLC

Commercial Property Lawyer: Conviviality PLC

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£50,000.00 - 55,000.00
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Conviviality Plc (AIM: CVR) has taken the UK drinks distribution industry by storm. The Conviviality group now serves over 25,000 restaurants, hotels and bars, over 700 franchised retail outlets, over 400 independent specialists, a large number of festivals and events, and the major supermarkets. Its key trading divisions comprise:

- Conviviality Direct: The UK's largest independent wholesaler to the on-trade. Conviviality Direct serves over 25,000 outlets from national prestige hotel chains to independent food-led pubs and restaurants trading through two brands, Matthew Clark and Bibendum.

- Conviviality Retail: We have 700 stores (group owned and franchisee owned and/or operated) across our Bargain Booze, Bargain Booze Select Convenience and Wine Rack Brands.

- Conviviality Trading: Conviviality Trading brings together our specialist brand agency businesses, PLB, Catalyst and Instil along with outdoor and events specialists Peppermint and brand activation agency Elastic. Together the team develop new products through their whole life-cycle, introduce them to market in the on and off-trade, maximising distribution and building brands and additionally work with suppliers to activate products for consumers at events and festivals.

Conviviality has a turnover of £1.56bn and employs almost 3,000 people.

To assist the group with its ambitious expansion the growing legal team wish to recruit a Commercial Property Lawyer with a heavy focus on property acquisitions you will be heavily involved in:
- The acquisition of retail units as a tenant involving the negotiation and completion of unconditional and conditional agreements for lease, leases, lease renewals;
- Subletting retail units to franchisees;
- Working with external advisors on acquisitions of multi-site retail businesses;
- Transactional portfolio management of existing retail units and the Group's offices and warehouses involving lease renewals, surrenders and disposals and managing any property disputes; and
- Supporting any warehouse or office acquisition.

Reporting to the Group Head of Legal you will assist on all property related legal matters, being the first port of call for all legal advice on property issues within the Group. There will also be an opportunity to become involved in other areas of the business. The role will include advising on acquisitions and disposals of any related retail businesses. Previous experience will be advantageous, however, training will be provided, as necessary.

We are looking for someone with a strong track record ideally in a top rated law firm and/or an in-house legal department, with at least 3 years post qualification experience, with first hand practical experience of commercial property matters, strong organisational skills and a true enthusiasm for working in-house. Commercially aware, you will also need to have a desire to operate with considerable autonomy and possess a friendly and "can-do" attitude.

Conviviality Plc offers a competitive salary and benefits package.

For further information please contact our exclusively retained consultant Mark Levine at BCL Legal via marklevine@bcllegal.com or 0161 819 7475

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