Property Lawyer

Location
Bury St Edmunds
Salary
£35,093 - £40,619 per annum
Posted
11 Apr 2017
Closes
11 May 2017
Position
Barrister, Solicitor
Hours
Full time
Contract type
Permanent

We have a new exciting opportunity. At West Suffolk Councils we are currently looking for two ambitious, hardworking and forward thinking lawyers to come and join our Shared Legal Services team as a Property Lawyer. You will join us on a full time, permanent basis working 37 hours per week and will receive a highly competitive salary of £35,093 - £40,619 per annum plus benefits.

Four high performing district level councils in Suffolk have come together to create a single legal team, working across the west and centre of the County, with the aspiration to provide an innovative and solutions focused legal service to the four councils. 

The Shared Legal Service is based at West Suffolk House, Bury St Edmunds. As our Property Lawyer you will be required to work from these premises but will also be required to work at any other of the partnering Councils’ premises in order to meet the needs of the shared legal service.

About the Property Lawyer role

Supporting the Service Manager (Shared Legal) and the management team (Business Partners) you will be required to deal with all aspects of property law, both residential and commercial and provide legal advice and assistance to officers and elected Members on statute, case law and policy.  You will be able to work unaided on complex legal matters and will ensure the Authorities comply with current legislation and best practice. 

What we’re looking for in our Property Lawyer

The successful candidates will be driven qualified legal professionals with experience of working in a busy legal office with a political environment bias. Good IT skills are also essential to this role.  

If you have that ‘can do’ attitude’ and are a strategic thinker working in a 21st Century high quality legal service, then you are the ideal person for this Property Lawyer role.

If this is a challenge that you are interested in and you would like to join our team as our new Property Lawyer then please click ‘apply’ today – we’d love to hear from you.

Closing date:  Monday 08 May 2017

Interview date: Tuesday 16 May 2017

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