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Legal Counsel (Commercial Property)

Job Title: Legal Counsel (Commercial Property)
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Reading, Berkshire
Industry:
Salary: Competitive salary & benefits
Start Date: ASAP
REF: KK_LEGAL_PROP_1574160657
Contact Name: Kerry Knight
Contact Email: kerry.knight@projectpeople.com
Job Published: 18 days ago

Job Description

Legal Counsel (Commercial Property)

Permanent

Reading

We have an exciting opportunity for a Legal Counsel (Commercial Property) to join the expanding Legal Property team at a leading telecoms company.

Role Purpose:

  • Be responsible for managing all aspects of legal work including both non contentious transactional aspects and property litigation through the County Court and the Land Tribunal, covering renewals, modifications and acquisitions in relation to their portfolio of sites;
  • Be a member of the Legal Property team leadership team, alongside the regional leads for North and South, our Legal Counsel - Strategic Litigation and our Professional Support Lawyer;
  • Be expected to play a key role in shaping strategy and process designed to manage the Unilateral portfolio at greater speed and within agreed tolerances for risk, pushing the boundaries of efficiency and effectiveness in a risk aware way;
  • Be a key collaborator with the other members of the Legal Property team leadership team
  • Be responsible for the management and oversight of the external solicitors working on the portfolio;
  • Major contributory role in shaping the ongoing transformation work associated with the management of the property portfolio, working collaboratively and with a focus on the delivery of tangible deliverables to form part of a growing toolkit of design materials to enable faster, more predictable and more efficient delivery

Requirements to be successful in this role:

  • Strong Property lawyer with experience in property litigation, landlord and tenant issues and or in the telecommunications sector
  • Membership of the Law Society of England and Wales or the Bar Council.
  • Extensive knowledge of property law including Landlord and Tenant Act 1954;
  • Property litigation experience
  • Ability to manage a high caseload, to prioritise and delegate where required

If this sounds like a role you can take hold of, and want to work in an Agile, dynamic yet challenging environment in the heart of Reading, we would love to hear from you! Please apply here or send a CV to kerry.knight@projectpeople.com

Project People is acting as an Employment Agency in relation to this vacancy.