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Legal Counsel (Commercial Property)

Job Title: Legal Counsel (Commercial Property)
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Reading, Berkshire
Salary: Competitive salary & benefits
Start Date: ASAP
REF: KK_LEGAL_PROP_1577975420
Contact Name: Kerry Knight
Contact Email:
Job Published: almost 2 years ago

Job Description

Legal Counsel (Commercial Property)



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

  • Supporting the legal team on all aspects of commercial property
  • Delivering excellent legal solutions on target and to budget ensuring external legal spend is effective and efficient
  • Managing external lawyers to include approving documentation and ensuring that the external lawyers deliver: (a) to agreed standards and service levels; (b) within defined timescales; (c) to budget; and (d) with added value, and provide reporting / management information
  • 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
  • Managing and advising upon legal disputes/issues including a high volume of possession proceedings with Site Providers and other third parties
  • Providing full legal support to the property and operations teams including delivering timely and accurate advice on all aspects of relevant legislation
  • Advising the property teams and agents on queries and analysing the legal rights and providing strategic commercially focused advice and/or negotiating (where applicable) with the Site Providers and/or their solicitor
  • Advising the business on general litigation/property/telecoms issues and general estate management queries
  • Working closely with the property teams to support their business requirements

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;
  • Ability to manage a high caseload, to prioritise and delegate where required
  • Knowledge of the Electronic Communications Code is an advantage

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

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