Team Lawyer – Property
£35,382 - £39,246 per annum
36 hours per week
Agile and Flexible Working Available
'Continuously learning is the minimum requirement for success'
Are you looking for a new opportunity to gain experience in commercial property law within a friendly and supportive team?
Legal Services at Surrey County Council play a key role in delivering timely, clear and effective legal advice and representation to the Council. The Legal Property Team is responsible for supporting and advising the Council on an array of property related matters ranging from Landlord and Tenant work, major projects and strategic advice. We also deal with specialist areas such as Town and Village Greens and commons and can guarantee exposure to a breadth of work, at the appropriate level, so you never stop learning and developing your expertise!
The Team has expanded considerably in the last year, as the demand for support on property matters has increased. We are looking to expand the team further by recruiting a Team Lawyer to join the current team of 5 lawyers, a Legal Charges Assistant, a Paralegal and a Trainee Lawyer.
We are looking for a flexible, motivated and ambitious lawyer with some experience of commercial real property work to join our progressive service. As a Team Lawyer, you will have an unrivalled opportunity to actively contribute to the future delivery of first-class legal services with the support of senior team members. You will be supported by the Principal Lawyer and Senior Lawyers to develop your knowledge and experience in relation to property related advice and transactions.
To apply and be considered for this position you must be a qualified solicitor or barrister and your application will clearly evidence:
- An interest and understanding of property law with some experience of handling commercial property transactions
- An ability to manage your own caseload (under supervision)
- A strong team player who supports colleagues and the work of the team
- Good drafting and research skills
The administrative base for Legal Services is Woodhatch Place (Reigate), however, the Council adopts an agile working policy with flexible working arrangements which includes access to our office in Weybridge as well as remote working. We intend to continue working in a flexible manner in the future. The team are very approachable (even when working remotely) so there will always be someone to provide you with support and discuss matters with.
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If you have any questions about the role, please contact Kate Patel by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
From flexible working to job sharing (where possible) we are committed to providing a healthy work life balance. A laptop and mobile will be supplied if applicable to your role. You will benefit from 26 days annual leave, rising to 28 days after 2 years' service, a generous local government salary related pension, as well as the option to join our car lease scheme. For more information about the wide variety of benefits you can take advantage of please visit MyBenefits for Surrey County Council staff.
We look forward to receiving your application.