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In-House Residential Development Solicitor

Douglas Scott Legal Recruitment
£50000 - £65000 per annum, Benefits: Car, Bonus, Pension
Closing date
1 Jun 2021
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Job Title: In House Residential Development Solicitor
Basic Salary: Up to £60k + Car + Bonus, Health
Working Pattern: Currently fully remote. Post Covid plan to do 2-3 days from home flexibly.

Douglas Scott are working with a National Property Development business, supporting their search for an experienced Residential Development Solicitor to join their recently expanded In House Legal function.

Reporting to the Head of Legal, the role will provide the opportunity for an ambitious solicitor to manage all aspects of Residential Development transactions as a key part of the UK Legal team. You will undertake complex work, as well as taking on some of the team supervision responsibilites.

The ideal candidate will be responsible for the following (but not limited to):

  • Dealing with the acquisition of sites for development and a wide variety of ancillary matters arising during or post site acquisition.
  • Leading and assisting on instructions on a wide variety of development matters, including supporting colleagues on Site Set Ups, JVA's,Option Agreements, Disposals and Section 106's etc…
  • Working with various senior stakeholders across the business to ensure targets are met
  • Oversight and guidance of junior legal colleagues.

The ideal candidate will be/have the following:

  • A UK qualified solicitor (5 PQE + as a rough guide but lesser will be considered dependant on experience)
  • Must be a real estate/property solicitor with significant demonstrable experience within resi development and land acquisition matters
  • Candidates from both private practice and in-house businesses will be considered
  • Ideally specific experience working with developers will be preferred, but applications still invited if not

Send a CV or ge ti touch with Nick Barrass in order to hear more


Douglas Scott Legal Recruitment are multi-award winning legal recruitment experts.

Our business – put simply – is to remove the pain points candidates may otherwise experience on their journeys.
Sure, we act for legal professionals of all levels making lateral moves, taking steps up the ladder or looking for contract legal opportunities.
And yes we can boast a network of connections that spans nationwide private practice, the UK’s in house legal departments and now the Middle East, Asia and the Far East.
But we are the only REC and APSCO affiliated legal recruitment specialist with an ISO9001 accredited quality management system and the Investors In People Gold Standard award.
And by externally validating our day to day activities in the wider business community we have been able to place customer experience at the heart of our business proposition.
Which means people like dealing with our team – a very experienced, settled and happy bunch they epitomise the Douglas Scott brand personality and will demonstrate a genuine interest in you and your career.      




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0161 233 6360
Douglas Scott Legal Recruitment
No1 Spinningfields
M3 3EB
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