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Principal Property Lawyer

  • Location

    South East England, England

  • Sector:

    Legal, Public Sector & Not-for-Profit

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  • Salary:

    £50 - £60 per hour

  • Consultant:

    Lewis Dainty

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  • Published:

    6 days ago

  • Duration:

    3 Months +

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Principal Property Lawyer

South East

£50 - £60 per hour

A popular Local Authority in the South East is seeking an experienced Principal Property Lawyer to join their growing and supportive team. The role is advertised on a locum basis for a period of 3-6 months with the view to extension. Our client spans across three different offices, however, this particular post is to manage a team of 5-8 property lawyers remotely.

The Property lawyer will be responsible for the delivery of all aspects of legal advice within their team, where they will be expected to build strong relationships with internal and external partners. The successful candidate will be responsible for overseeing line management responsibilities for the property team which will also include appraisals and 1-2-1s. You will also be running your own caseload of commercial property matters on behalf of the service which will be for a number of different clients.

This position will be fast-paced and it is therefore imperative that the property lawyer is confident in handling a full caseload consisting of, but not limited to, the following matters:

  • General property advice
  • Property Development Easements and Licences Option and Promotion Agreements
  • Commercial leases, Acquisition and sale of commercial and residential property
  • Rent reviews, Dilapidation issues, Tenancy and Licence Agreements, Planning Issues, Conditional Contracts, Property related Joint Venture Agreements, Auction Acquisitions/Disposals Knowledge, Skills and Experience

The post advertised is fully remote working, however, attending the offices in the East Midlands or South East on a full or hybrid working basis is also feasible. The client is happy to consider candidates with experience from a private practice or public sector background.

This is a great opportunity for someone with previous supervisory experience that is looking to further their career with management responsibilities. There is also the chance to be part of some really exciting and interesting work which will include high value matters and development related work.

A Principal Property Lawyer with local authority experience is highly preferable, although the client is happy to consider candidates with experience from a private practice or public sector background.

We encourage interested applicants to apply immediately to be considered for short listing. Alternatively should you require further information or wish to discuss your suitability before applying please contact Lewis Dainty in our Manchester office for a confidential discussion.

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