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Property Lawyer

Lewes District and Eastbourne Borough Councils
Lewes & Eastbourne, East Sussex
£52,350 to £55,913 pa depending on skills and experienc
Closing date
27 May 2024

Job Details

Property Lawyer


£52,350 to £55,913 pa depending on skills and experience


Full Time: 37 hours per week

Location: Lewes & Eastbourne

A fantastic and rare opportunity has arisen for an experienced and qualified Property Lawyer to join our well regarded, professional and friendly legal team on a permanent basis.  The team serves two major councils in the South East.

The successful candidate must be qualified to practise as a Solicitor, Barrister or Chartered Legal Executive in England and Wales. This full-time post includes the ability to work flexible hours, working patterns and locations.

The post holder should have the ability to draft, negotiate and advise on property matters and transactions relating to the councils’ property portfolios.  The candidate should have the necessary skills and experience in giving written and oral advice to officers, as well as excellent knowledge and understanding of current property law.

Working across two councils, our area is unique in its mix of environments, including the larger urban area of Eastbourne, the historic county town of Lewes, small towns and villages in and around the South Downs National Park and a large area of coastal strip, and so the work is varied and interesting.

The successful applicant will work alongside a small team of friendly property lawyers as part of the Legal Services department supported by a dedicated practice manager and case management system. Lawyers have access to the leading precedent and know-how resources.

There is a substantial benefits package included such as:


  • Local Government pension
  • Flexible working arrangements
  • Generous annual leave entitlement up to 30 days after 5 years of service
  • Learning and development training tailored to your role
  • A wide variety of staff support networks including access to a wellbeing network, staff discounts and more.

For those interested in relocating, the Lewes and Eastbourne areas are much sought after, with vibrant economic, cultural and recreational facilities, as well as easy travel to/from London.

In exceptional circumstances, a part-time role would be considered.

For further information about the role including details on how to apply, please click on the Apply button.

Closing date: Midday, 27 May 2024 at 12.00

Interview date to be confirmed














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