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Property Lawyer

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Job ID:

31351

Practice Area(s):

Property

Location:

London, London (Greater) 

Role:

Qualified Lawyer
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Employment Type:

Permanent Part-Time

Posted:

21.06.2024

Employer type:

Local Authority
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Job Description:

£47,043 - £54,135 per annum

These are exciting times for the London Borough of Southwark with many developments taking place along the River Thames, at the Council estates at Elephant and Castle, at the former Surrey Docks at Canada Water, and through to Peckham and Camberwell.
 
This is a fantastic opportunity for an experienced Property Lawyer to join our team on a part time basis, 3 days per week (21.6 hours) and assist the Senior Property Lawyers in delivering the highest quality legal services in the Southwark Property team.
 
Key Responsibilities:
  • Advise on Local Government Law and the implications of Human Rights and Equalities legislation.
  • Provide expert legal advice on property and regeneration law matters.
  • Manage your own caseload effectively and efficiently.
  • Debate and resolve legal points impartially.
  • Conduct title due diligence reports for the Council's affordable housing direct delivery program.
  • Handle buybacks of leasehold properties in redeveloped housing estates.
  • Manage lease renewals, assignments, and surrenders within the Council's property portfolio.
  • Facilitate disposals of council land, including auction sales.
  • Assist senior lawyers with significant compulsory purchase orders.
How will you make an impact as our Property Lawyer?
  • Qualified solicitor or barrister with a current practising certificate or holds Fellow of the institute of Legal Executives (FILEX).
  • Practical experience in property law, preferably within a local government context.
  • Deep knowledge of property and regeneration law, local government law, and related human rights and equalities legislation.
  • Proven ability to manage a diverse caseload independently.
  • Excellent legal research, drafting, and negotiation skills.
  • The capability to work in a fast-paced environment, maintaining high standards of attention to detail while meeting deadlines.
  • Able to cultivate a solution orientated mind-set and approach to their work.
  • This role offers flexible home working blended with travel into our London Bridge HQ.
About Southwark Council
Southwark Council is the largest local authority social landlord in London, managing 55,000 homes lived in by 40% of Southwark’s residents. We are home to over 18,300 businesses including iconic London venues such as The Shard, The Tate Modern and Borough Market along with many social enterprises and we have a young, diverse, and growing population.
 
At Southwark we are committed to making our borough just and fair and are taking positive action to tackle inequalities. Our residents and communities are our greatest asset and the passion we have for Southwark is shared by millions of Londoners who enjoy our outstanding cultural offer, use our hospitals and attend our universities.
 
Our refreshed borough plan and focus on Southwark Stands Together, (which is our work with Southwark’s communities and the council’s staff to tackle racism, injustice and inequality) underpins all that we do.
 
This post attracts an additional benefit to the value of £2,327 PA for staff to use for Gym membership, health insurance, season ticket purchase, bicycle purchase, additional voluntary contribution to pension, subscriptions and professional fees.
 
In addition, there is a 5% Market Supplement Monthly Payment based on annual salary.
 
We are an organisation who is passionate about our people and understands that richness of diversity is a requirement to provide the best possible services to our communities. This is demonstrated through our council-wide ambitious commitment to tackle racial inequality in our communities and workforce through our Southwark Stands Together initiative. We particularly welcome applications from members of the black, Asian and ethnic minority communities to increase representation at senior management level in the Council.
 
Guaranteed Interview Scheme
As part of our commitment to inclusion, we offer guaranteed interviews for specific groups of people. To qualify, you'll need to meet the minimum requirements for the role, and identify with one of the below criteria:
  • Members of the Armed Forces and veterans.
  • Are currently in care, or have previously been in care.
  • If you consider yourself to be disabled or if you have a long-term health condition.
Closing date: 22 July 2024 @ 23:59
Interview date: 12 August 2024

For further information about the role or to apply, please click on the 'Enquire/Apply' button below.
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London Borough of Southwark
London, London (Greater), United Kingdom

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London Borough of Southwark
London, London (Greater), United Kingdom
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Property Lawyer

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Job ID:

31351

Practice Area(s):

Property

Location:

London, London (Greater) 

Role:

Qualified Lawyer
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Employment Type:

Permanent Part-Time

Posted:

21.06.2024

Employer type:

Local Authority
col-wide   

Job Description:

£47,043 - £54,135 per annum

These are exciting times for the London Borough of Southwark with many developments taking place along the River Thames, at the Council estates at Elephant and Castle, at the former Surrey Docks at Canada Water, and through to Peckham and Camberwell.
 
This is a fantastic opportunity for an experienced Property Lawyer to join our team on a part time basis, 3 days per week (21.6 hours) and assist the Senior Property Lawyers in delivering the highest quality legal services in the Southwark Property team.
 
Key Responsibilities:
  • Advise on Local Government Law and the implications of Human Rights and Equalities legislation.
  • Provide expert legal advice on property and regeneration law matters.
  • Manage your own caseload effectively and efficiently.
  • Debate and resolve legal points impartially.
  • Conduct title due diligence reports for the Council's affordable housing direct delivery program.
  • Handle buybacks of leasehold properties in redeveloped housing estates.
  • Manage lease renewals, assignments, and surrenders within the Council's property portfolio.
  • Facilitate disposals of council land, including auction sales.
  • Assist senior lawyers with significant compulsory purchase orders.
How will you make an impact as our Property Lawyer?
  • Qualified solicitor or barrister with a current practising certificate or holds Fellow of the institute of Legal Executives (FILEX).
  • Practical experience in property law, preferably within a local government context.
  • Deep knowledge of property and regeneration law, local government law, and related human rights and equalities legislation.
  • Proven ability to manage a diverse caseload independently.
  • Excellent legal research, drafting, and negotiation skills.
  • The capability to work in a fast-paced environment, maintaining high standards of attention to detail while meeting deadlines.
  • Able to cultivate a solution orientated mind-set and approach to their work.
  • This role offers flexible home working blended with travel into our London Bridge HQ.
About Southwark Council
Southwark Council is the largest local authority social landlord in London, managing 55,000 homes lived in by 40% of Southwark’s residents. We are home to over 18,300 businesses including iconic London venues such as The Shard, The Tate Modern and Borough Market along with many social enterprises and we have a young, diverse, and growing population.
 
At Southwark we are committed to making our borough just and fair and are taking positive action to tackle inequalities. Our residents and communities are our greatest asset and the passion we have for Southwark is shared by millions of Londoners who enjoy our outstanding cultural offer, use our hospitals and attend our universities.
 
Our refreshed borough plan and focus on Southwark Stands Together, (which is our work with Southwark’s communities and the council’s staff to tackle racism, injustice and inequality) underpins all that we do.
 
This post attracts an additional benefit to the value of £2,327 PA for staff to use for Gym membership, health insurance, season ticket purchase, bicycle purchase, additional voluntary contribution to pension, subscriptions and professional fees.
 
In addition, there is a 5% Market Supplement Monthly Payment based on annual salary.
 
We are an organisation who is passionate about our people and understands that richness of diversity is a requirement to provide the best possible services to our communities. This is demonstrated through our council-wide ambitious commitment to tackle racial inequality in our communities and workforce through our Southwark Stands Together initiative. We particularly welcome applications from members of the black, Asian and ethnic minority communities to increase representation at senior management level in the Council.
 
Guaranteed Interview Scheme
As part of our commitment to inclusion, we offer guaranteed interviews for specific groups of people. To qualify, you'll need to meet the minimum requirements for the role, and identify with one of the below criteria:
  • Members of the Armed Forces and veterans.
  • Are currently in care, or have previously been in care.
  • If you consider yourself to be disabled or if you have a long-term health condition.
Closing date: 22 July 2024 @ 23:59
Interview date: 12 August 2024

For further information about the role or to apply, please click on the 'Enquire/Apply' button below.