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Legal Counsel

Job Title: Legal Counsel
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Reading
Salary: Negotiable
REF: SQ 191022_1666172366
Contact Name: Sarah Quinn
Contact Email:
Job Published: 12 months ago

Job Description

Legal Counsel
Hybrid working - 3 to 4 times per month in the office in Reading

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 you 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

What we are looking for:

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

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