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Property Litigation Legal Counsel - Berkshire - Permanent role

Job Title: Property Litigation Legal Counsel - Berkshire - Permanent role
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Berkshire, England
Industry:
Salary: Negotiable
Start Date: ASAP
REF: PP/P/PLS/FC_1576854388
Contact Name: Fred Cope
Contact Email: fred.cope@projectpeople.com
Job Published: about 1 month ago

Job Description

Property Litigation Legal Counsel (Telecoms) - Berkshire - Permanent role

Leading Mobile Telecoms service provider in Reading have an exciting opportunity for a Property Litigation Legal Counsel to join our busy and dynamic Legal Team who are responsible for supporting the estate management and implementation of property and planning strategies across the network and to ensure partners & suppliers adhere to agreed guidelines when undertaking work or upgrades on the network property estate.

Role Purpose:

  • Lead on the case management of a portfolio of County Court and Tribunal cases;
  • Accountable and responsible for site or issue specific property litigation progressing through the County Court and Tribunal with the aim of protecting or advancing the network or setting a business-critical precedent;
  • Advising on the validity of and approach to a variety of legal notices and issues; notices; supporting the Legal Counsel (Strategic Litigation) on the development and implementation of strategic approaches to ECC litigation, identifying creative and pragmatic responses to emerging legal challenges and jurisprudence;
  • Driving external law firms to deliver on time, within budget and to the requisite standards, all with a view to increasing the efficiency and effectiveness of the portfolio of Tribunal cases (adopting forward looking / innovative approaches wherever possible whilst maintaining a balanced approach to risk);
  • Ensuring the consistent and effective implementation of legal processes and practices by external law firms, to ensure that the larger case portfolio is advanced in a uniform manner at scale;
  • Ensuring that the reporting of all legal matters is clear, concise and up to date at all times;
  • Sensibly prioritising work where necessary and ensuring an appropriate balance of responsibility between in house counsel and external solicitors;
  • Providing training to internal or external parties on New Code litigation and associated activities
  • Performing other ad hoc responsibilities associated with being an integral part of the Legal team

Requirements to be successful in this role:

  • A qualified solicitor/legal executive with solid experience in property law, property litigation, landlord and tenant issues (ideally experience in the telecommunications sector)
  • Ability to effect change and to approach matters in a pragmatic and creative manner
  • Ability to manage a high caseload, to prioritise and delegate where required
  • Have worked in a fast paced pressured environment to tight deadlines
  • Attention to detail without being slowed down by the detail

Please apply via this site in the first instance or send a CV with covering note to Fred.Cope@Projectpeople.com

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