Commercial Property Senior Lawyer – Legal Services

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Commercial Property Senior Lawyer - Legal Services
Wembley, London
Interim Position

Brent 5243638

Posted: 25th January 2024 14:38
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  • Pay Rate:

    £29.85 per hour PAYE

  • Hours per Week:

    36 Monday – Friday, normal working hours

  • This opening assignment is for 3-4 months

  • Wembley, London,

    HA9 0FJ

What's involved with this role:

Interim Commercial Property Senior Lawyer - Legal Services

Job Ref: Brent 5243638

Pay Rate: £29.85 per hour PAYE

Hours per week: 36 Monday – Friday, normal working hours

Role Length: This opening assignment is for 3-4 months

City: Wembley, London

The purpose of the role is to provide high level and proactive expert legal advice to the Council, its members and officers and to be a point of contact for members and senior officers on legal matters

Key Responsibilities:

  • Make a positive contribution to the delivery of the service, this will include working flexibly and positively to achieve the objectives of the council.
  • Manage and lead staff to achieve high performance and effective operational delivery, including developing and improving staff capability.
  • Manage a customer focused service and the effective use of resources.
  • Ensure that the council’s overall vision, values and ethos are central to the requirements of the service.
  • Support effective working relationships and act as an ambassador and advocate with external organisations
  • Keep up to date with developments in service delivery and best practice to ensure the service performs effectively and to the highest standards.
  • Provide high level specialist and proactive legal advice to the Council, its Cabinet,
  • Committee members and senior officers and external clients on all issues arising, this includes property and related environment, planning, and contractual matters.
  • Supervise and advise on residential and commercial projects.
  • Advise on and draft complex agreements relating to Commercial Property and Regeneration transactions.
  • Advise and if appropriate represent the Council at any relevant inquiry or tribunal.
  • Advise on the Council's powers and it's decision making process and ensure the legality of its decision making.
  • To deputise in the absence of the Chief Lawyer - Regeneration, Property and Planning as required.


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If you are successful in securing this role, please note that for the entire duration of this contract, regardless of extension you will be working this role at the PAYE rate that has been advertised. For absolute clarity, we only work on a PAYE basis, rather than entertaining umbrella pay terms, we do not offer Ltd/umbrella or outside IR35 rates. If you wish to understand PAYE vs Umbrella more, please let us know and we can send you some additional information for clarity.

Please quote the Job Title & Vacancy Reference No. in your application, or we will be unable to match your CV to the role being applied for.

Other “Essential Requirements” – Please check to ensure that your CV addresses the following items:



  1. Qualification as Solicitor, Barrister or FILEX.
  2. Evidence of significant relevant Continuing Professional Development (CPD).



  1. Minimum of 12 months recent experience in a similar role or context and ideally within a public sector organisation.
  2. An Understanding of property and regeneration law and practice.
  3. Full understanding of risk management in the context of corporate governance.
  4. Comprehensive knowledge of the law affecting local government and its trends in the UK and EU.
  5. Experience of providing advice to members of a Council/ Board Members on legal issues both in public meetings, through presentation briefing reports etc.
  6. Experience of contributing to corporate decision making and development of corporate policy and strategy.


Skills & Abilities:

  1. Ability to manage people, performance and budgets.
  2. Ability to personally handle all matters within the post holder’s area of responsibility and to carry a heavy caseload of work.
  3. Ability to give clear and proactive legal advice in a manner which supports clients in achieving their organisational objectives.
  4. Ability to appear as an advocate.
  5. Leadership and management skills.
  6. Communicating and influencing skills.
  7. Ability to contribute to the longer term development of the service area.
  8. Work collaboratively corporately and departmentally.
  9. Strong role model who demonstrates a personal commitment to high standards of public service, honesty and integrity and professionalism.
  10. Strong IT skills including Microsoft packages or equivalent (e.g. G Suite).



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Commercial Property Senior Lawyer - Legal Services
Client Category: Local Authority

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