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Legal Officer

  • Location:

    Elmbridge District

  • Sector:

    Professional Services

  • Job type:


  • Salary:

    Up to £18 per hour

  • Contact:

    Eszter Katona

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  • Published:

    about 1 month ago

  • Expiry date:


  • Startdate:


Legal Officer- Elmbridge

To carry out legal work in support of the Council's activities and functions, including
planning, general property, contracts and other tasks as may be assigned.

Specific Duties and Responsibilities

1. The provision of full legal advice and services in the areas of Town and Country
Planning, general property (including landlord and tenant), contracts, statutory
orders and other miscellaneous matters.

2. Working as part of a busy and friendly in-house legal team, engaging with and
covering for colleagues as necessary, helping the team maintain its LEXCEL
accreditation and contributing to the achievement of Service Delivery Plan

3. The provision of advice and the drafting of documents and notices associated with
Town and Country Planning, including the review, preparation and variation of
planning obligations (e.g. Section 106), consideration of applications for, and
evidence in support of, Certificates of Lawful Existing Use and Development;
advice and assistance with planning compliance.

4. Prepare, review, update and approve all types of conveyancing, contract and
property-related documentation. Advising and supporting a very busy &
commercially focussed Asset Management and Property Services team. Advising
on common land and open space property management including liaison with
colleagues in the Leisure team including some enforcement work in relation to
unauthorised encampments. Undertaking applications for Land Registration in
relation to the minor amount of unregistered Council owned land remaining in the

5. Assisting with Information Governance and the Council's obligations arising from
the Data Protection Act 2018.

6. Prepare and approve reports relevant to practice areas as may be required from
time to time for Council committees, sub-committees and working groups of officers
and/or members.

7. Carry out such tasks and discharge such responsibilities as may from time to time
be allocated by the line manager or the Head of Legal Services.