Senior Lawyer - Property

Employer
London Borough of Tower Hamlets
Location
Tower Hamlets, London (Greater)
Salary
£49,581 - £52,569
Closing date
7 Mar 2021

Job Details

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 team who deliver for our communities.

We’ll offer you the opportunity to work with a team of specialists which will harness your personal development and technical skills. You’ll have flexibility to work from home, or the office.

This is a full time, permanent role based in the Town Hall with the ability to work remotely for most of the week.

We pride ourselves in offering 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 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 team, working in a relaxed but professional environment.

Key Responsibilities

You will be able to demonstrate experience of working on regeneration projects, commercial property and residential (right to buy) conveyancing transactions, acquisitions and disposals and other related property regeneration work. You will have excellent drafting skills and an eye for detail. You will be able to conduct your caseload without supervision and will be accustomed to working at pace in a busy team.  

 

You will provide legal advice to a variety of audiences, including senior officers and supervise junior members of the team. You will be able to conduct your caseload with minimum supervision and will be accustomed to working at pace in a busy team.

 

Requirements

You must be a Qualified Solicitor/Barrister or Fellow of CILEX and hold a practising certificate.

 

Additional Information

Test/interviews will take place: TBC

 

Application Details

This post is open to the following types of applicants: Redeployees/ Internal/ External

If this role is available to Internal employees only, this will include agency workers but does not include independent contractors or Skills Match trainees

All applications should be made via our online application system, no CV’s or alternative forms of applications are accepted.

Internal employees should apply via the council's Intranet. External applicants apply via the Council's website

 

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About Tower Hamlets

Tower Hamlets is not an authority that simply ambles along, content with keeping the status quo. People here are ambitious, and want to do the best job they can for the communities around them.

This commitment continues to pay off. Big steps forward are taken on a weekly basis. Accolades are achieved. And Beacons awarded. Most importantly of all, some 250,000 residents benefit from services that are constantly improving. As examples, Adult Social Care and the Children, Schools and Families Directorate, are both areas in which staff are performing to a standard that makes Tower Hamlets a safer place for its most vulnerable inhabitants.

Located at the heart of London's East End, Tower Hamlets has long been a refuge for poor people and immigrants, and others on the margins of society. The sharp rise in the capital's population in the late 19th century, led to severe overcrowding across the brough and it soon became synonymous with poverty, disease and criminality.

Fast-forward to 2009 and you will still find districts containing some of the worst poverty in Britain. Indeed, Tower Hamlets is the third most deprived borough in the country. There are some deep inequalities to be tackled, with 23 per cent of families living on less than £15,000 a year. There is also a lack of public housing and a need to lessen overcrowding.

But take a step back, and you'll see that the borough's future is incredibly bright. Major projects linked to Canary Wharf, the Thames Gateway and the 2012 Olympic Games form a dramatic backdrop to the council's 'One Tower Hamlets' plan, which focuses on key issues such as reducing crime (down 24 per cent in four years) and creating new jobs (up 41 per cent since 1998).

As a result of all this activity, Tower Hamlets has been ranked among the most improved performers in recent years. Indeed, we are one of only 10 councils thought to be 'improving strongly' over the past two years by the public service watchdog, the Audit Commission. 

 

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