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Legal Counsel

Job Title: Legal Counsel
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Reading
Salary: Negotiable
Start Date: asap
Duration: permanent
REF: PP/CK/LegalCounsel_1668580039
Contact Name: Caroline Kennedy
Contact Email:
Job Published: about 1 year ago

Job Description

Legal Counsel


Hybrid working - Reading/Home

The Role:

MBNL's in-house legal team are seeking a Legal Counsel with experience working with the Landlord and Tenant Act 1954 to join their property team. Whether you are newly qualified or an experienced lawyer, we'd love to hear from you. This is a great opportunity for someone already working within telecommunications or someone looking to move into a new Industry, offering flexible and remote working

The in-house legal team provide high quality, nimble and commercially focused property legal and dispute resolution support to MBNL and particularly the internal and external property teams, across a variety of projects in relation to ongoing management of the network in excess of 20,000 sites across all property and telecommunications issues.

What the Legal Counsel can expect to be doing:

  • Supporting the legal team on all aspects of the ongoing management of the MBNL Network to include legal support to the legal and property teams
  • Delivering excellent legal solutions on target and to budget ensuring external legal spend is effective and efficient
  • Managing external lawyers appointed by MBNL to include approving documentation and ensuring that the external lawyers deliver accordingly
  • Assisting with establishing and constantly improving effective and efficient processes and policies, particularly with regard to leveraging the impact of the Electronic Communications Code
  • Supporting and facilitating project activities/deliverables on all sites/projects
  • Managing and advising upon legal disputes/issues including a high volume of proceedings against Site Providers and other third parties in order to deliver new Code agreements, mitigate risks to the network managed by MBNL and avoid loss of coverage
  • Providing full legal support to the property and operations teams across multiple projects including delivering timely and accurate advice on all aspects of relevant legislation
  • Advising the property teams and agents on legal queries, analysing legal rights and providing strategic, commercially focused advice and/or negotiating (where applicable) with the Site Providers and/or their legal advisers
  • Advising the business on general litigation/property/telecoms issues and general estate management queries

The successful Legal Counsel will have:

  • A qualified solicitor
  • Experience of working with the Landlord and Tennent act 1954
  • Experience of working in one or more of the following: Telecommunications, Commercial or Real Estate Litigation, in-house property legal tea , Commercial Real Estate.
  • Excellent word processing skills including microsoft excel / outlook / powerpoint / sharepoint and word
  • Ability to handle large workloads and to adapt and learn new skills
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Ability to work well and thrive under pressure
  • Organised, efficient, enthusiastic, and resilient

To apply for the Legal Counsel please send your CV to

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