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Principal Lawyer - Property & Regeneration

  • Location:

    London

  • Sector:

    Legal

  • Job type:

    Contract

  • Salary:

    Up to £50 per hour

  • Contact:

    Eszter Katona

  • Contact email:

    ekatona@aktonrecruitment.com

  • Job ref:

    RQ445237_1631110795

  • Published:

    16 days ago

  • Expiry date:

    2021-10-08

  • Startdate:

    ASAP

Principal Lawyer - Property & Regeneration- Tower Hamlets
£50/h

If you're ambitious, vibrant, and want to gain exposure to the most stellar planning and regeneration projects in London read on! We pride ourselves on being an agile, client-centric, commercially focused Property Team who deliver for our communities.

We'll offer you the opportunity to lead a team of specialists which will harness your personal development and technical skills.

This is a full time, permanent role based in the Town Hall with the ability to work remotely for most of the week.
Tower Hamlets offers the best of London in one borough. The list is long but includes Brick Lane, Victoria Park, Canary Wharf, Columbia Road market, Tower of London, V&A Museum of Childhood and Whitechapel Art Gallery.
This is an exciting time to join the Council as we bring the old Royal London Hospital in the heart of Whitechapel back to life as our new town hall. Our skilled and Lexcel accredited Legal Team has a crucial role providing the full range and variety of expert services across all areas of the Council's work.

If you're an experienced Property Lawyer and highly motivated legal professional keen to maximise your potential, then we'd love to hear from you. You will be joining a dynamic, supportive, commercially focused Property Team, working in a relaxed but professional environment.

Key Responsibilities

You will be the lead lawyer for Property and Regeneration and deal with some high profile and transformational projects, reporting to the Head of Contracts and Commercial. You will manage a busy team of Lawyers and be responsible for the provision of high quality solution focussed services to internal and external clients.
You will be able to demonstrate significant experience of undertaking complex legal work in the area of Property and Regeneration and a sound understanding of the applicable legal framework. You will be able to advise confidently on governance and other issues relating to large schemes. You will be able to demonstrate experience of managing a team and of dealing with senior officers and Members of the Council.

This post is politically restricted in accordance with Section 2 of the Local Government & Housing Act 1989.
Requirements

You must be a UK Qualified Solicitor/Barrister or Fellow of CILEX with significant relevant PQE and hold a practising certificate.