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Head of Commercial and Contracts Lawyer

London Borough of Tower Hamlets
London (Greater)
£73,218 - £80,265
Closing date
4 Jul 2021

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Head of Commercial and Contracts Lawyer

Contract Type


Working Hours

Full Time


Mulberry Place
Mulberry Place, 5 Clove Crescent
E14 2BG


£73,218 - £80,265

Closing Date

Jul 4, 2021

If you’re an ambitious, experienced and motivated professional, with the ability to deliver at pace within one of the most regeneration intensive boroughs then look no further!

We are looking for a Head of Commercial and Contracts to lead a team of lawyers that plays a key role in the successful delivery of the commercial aspirations of the Council. Our clients and residents will be at the heart of everything you do.

This is a fantastic role which will enable you to flex your legal expertise and vison across the disciplines of Planning, Contracts and Property law and lead upon some truly stellar projects. We’ll offer you the opportunity to work collaboratively, on a range of high-profile projects with technical experts.

This is a full time, permanent role, based in the Town Hall with the flexibility for remote working.

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 expert Lexcel accredited Team provides advice to the council across the full range and variety of its functions.

You will be a UK qualified Solicitor or Barrister with substantial post qualification experience in at least two of the disciplines of Property, Planning and Contracts. You will also have substantial experience of managing a diverse range of legal services at a senior level.

Applications from experienced and highly motivated professionals who thrive on the art of the possible are welcomed. We look forward to hearing from you.


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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