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Legal Assistant – Corporate

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Job ID:

7999

Practice Area(s):

Governance, Procurement/Contracts, Property

Location:

Greater Manchester, North-West 

Role:

Legal Assistant or Paralegal
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Employment Type:

Permanent Full-Time

Posted:

24.01.2019

Employer type:

Local Authority

Employer Ref:

G5/OL-24592
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Job Description:

Salary: £22,401- £26,470 p.a, 36.40 per week

Role overview
  • To provide legal and administrative support to the Group Solicitor and Solicitors within the Corporate Team
  • To provide legal advice and legal services in respect of work falling within the remit of the section
Key responsibilities
  • Delivering high quality, timely legal advice and legal work in particular in the areas of land/ property law and conveyancing.
  • Ensuring that decision-making in relation to the Council’s land and property is lawful and in accordance with the Council’s constitution and the Council’s governance arrangements and in particular with the Land and Property Protocol.
  • Supporting the Corporate Team as required in all aspects of property transactions and conveyancing and related matters.
  • Undertaking legal research, the preparation of advice to officers and members, the drafting of property related legal documents such as transfers, contracts, leases licences, charges and the drafting and presentation of reports and other documentation, including: development of existing documentation and developing the use of the Case Management System. 
  • Liaison with the Group Solicitor (Corporate) and other managers within Legal Services to ensure effective co-ordination of all legal services to the Council. Keeping up to date with relevant developments in law and practice, and working with colleagues in the legal team to ensure that other officers are aware of developments relevant to them.
  • Keeping up to date with relevant developments in law and practice relating to conveyancing and working with colleagues in the legal team to ensure that other officers are aware of developments relevant to them.
Key Requirements
 
To succeed in this role you will need as a minimum:
  • Experience of working in a property team in a legal office, conducting property transactions, opening and closing files, legal research and providing legal advice
  • Experience of working with a variety of individuals, services and partner organisations across the public, private, community and voluntary sectors.
  • Knowledge of land and property law, conveyancing practices and protocols, landlord and tenant law in order to provide legal advice in these areas.
For further information or to apply, please click on the 'Enquire/Apply' button below.

Closing date: 24th February 2019

Shortlisting & Interview Dates: TBC
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Oldham Borough Council
Greater Manchester, North-West, United Kingdom

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Oldham Borough Council
Greater Manchester, North-West, United Kingdom
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Legal Assistant – Corporate

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Job ID:

7999

Practice Area(s):

Governance, Procurement/Contracts, Property

Location:

Greater Manchester, North-West 

Role:

Legal Assistant or Paralegal
col-narrow-right   

Employment Type:

Permanent Full-Time

Posted:

24.01.2019

Employer type:

Local Authority

Employer Ref:

G5/OL-24592
col-wide   

Job Description:

Salary: £22,401- £26,470 p.a, 36.40 per week

Role overview
  • To provide legal and administrative support to the Group Solicitor and Solicitors within the Corporate Team
  • To provide legal advice and legal services in respect of work falling within the remit of the section
Key responsibilities
  • Delivering high quality, timely legal advice and legal work in particular in the areas of land/ property law and conveyancing.
  • Ensuring that decision-making in relation to the Council’s land and property is lawful and in accordance with the Council’s constitution and the Council’s governance arrangements and in particular with the Land and Property Protocol.
  • Supporting the Corporate Team as required in all aspects of property transactions and conveyancing and related matters.
  • Undertaking legal research, the preparation of advice to officers and members, the drafting of property related legal documents such as transfers, contracts, leases licences, charges and the drafting and presentation of reports and other documentation, including: development of existing documentation and developing the use of the Case Management System. 
  • Liaison with the Group Solicitor (Corporate) and other managers within Legal Services to ensure effective co-ordination of all legal services to the Council. Keeping up to date with relevant developments in law and practice, and working with colleagues in the legal team to ensure that other officers are aware of developments relevant to them.
  • Keeping up to date with relevant developments in law and practice relating to conveyancing and working with colleagues in the legal team to ensure that other officers are aware of developments relevant to them.
Key Requirements
 
To succeed in this role you will need as a minimum:
  • Experience of working in a property team in a legal office, conducting property transactions, opening and closing files, legal research and providing legal advice
  • Experience of working with a variety of individuals, services and partner organisations across the public, private, community and voluntary sectors.
  • Knowledge of land and property law, conveyancing practices and protocols, landlord and tenant law in order to provide legal advice in these areas.
For further information or to apply, please click on the 'Enquire/Apply' button below.

Closing date: 24th February 2019

Shortlisting & Interview Dates: TBC