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Legal Counsel - Property

JMC Legal Recruitment
England, Cheshire
£57000 - £65000 per annum + Excellent benefits
Closing date
13 Jun 2024

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Practice area
Contentious property
Contract type
Full time
3 years, 4 years, 5 years, 6 years, 7 years+
Legal counsel, Solicitor

Job Details

Legal Counsel - Property Development | National Housebuilder | Cheshire

This private & family-owned housing developer is searching for an ambitious Property Development lawyer to join their high-performing legal team.

You will be working closely with the General Counsel, focusing on a range of development, housing, and construction matters.

The Business

The business is well-renowned in the world of property development, known for being one of the UK's largest contracting businesses that possess an unwavering commitment to homebuilding and innovative design. With a legacy spanning several decades, they have solidified their position as a leading figure in the UK housing market. Their portfolio showcases a range of properties, from modest starter homes to luxury residencies.

They also take huge pride in their commitment to sustainability and environmental responsibility. Their developments integrate eco-friendly features and materials, reflecting a conscientious approach to building for the future. By prioritising energy efficiency and embracing sustainable practices, this business does not only enrich the lives of their residents but also contributes positively to the broader community and environment.

The Role

You will be managing property acquisitions to secure land for development projects and providing support to the General Counsel. Your responsibilities will include; drafting heads of terms, contracts, option agreements, pre-emption agreements, and promotion agreements based on agreed terms.

Additionally, you will be preparing reports on title, overseeing search requests, and initiating title enquiries before finalising contracts. You will also be actively participating in meetings pertinent to project advancement and conducting site visits to assess development areas.

Furthermore, you will be drafting section 106 agreements, handling Stamp Duty Land Tax documentation, and managing registration applications. You will also be collaborating with colleagues, preparing site setup documentation, and engaging in negotiations for infrastructure agreements.


-3-8 PQE in Property Development
-Able to liaise with various internal & external stakeholders
-If you are an experienced in-house lawyer looking for a stimulating role, this -could be a great fit for you.


JMC Legal Recruitment are a National legal recruitment agency with offices in London, Bristol and New York. Working with Top law firms, a refreshing approach.

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