Interim Lawyer – Property

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Interim Lawyer - Property
Interim Position

Newham RQ601682

Posted: 8th June 2022 17:24
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  • Pay Rate:

    £38.00 per hour PAYE

  • Hours per Week:

    36 Monday – Friday, normal working hours

  • This opening assignment is for 2-3 months


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What's involved with this role:

Interim Lawyer - Property 

Job Ref: RQ601682 

We require a Property Lawyer to support the provision of strategic, high level legal advice to the Councils, Members and Officers, and support the provision of legal solutions in relevant areas of legal work to enable the Councils to progress with corporate goals   

Key Responsibilities: 


  • To have personal responsibility for a caseload of legal work, and act as subject expert, with appropriate support and supervisions from a Senior Lawyer or Principal Lawyer  
  • To notify all high risk matters to the Senior Lawyer To pick up casework arising in their respective teams during peak times or where additional resources are required to meet demand, and if requested to do so by the Principal Lawyer provide support to other teams 
  • To support strategic projects across multi-functional teams, assisting to ensure that an innovative and commercial solutions focus is adopted across projects. 
  • To have responsibility for support staff. 
  • To carry out advocacy when necessary on own caseload, and not to instruct external support except in accordance with agreed procedures 
  • To attend meetings of the Councils as required to provide legal and governance advice. 
  • To produce or comment upon reports for various Council meetings or decision making processes. 
  • To work some evenings, weekends and occasional public holidays in order to meet the service requirements of customers and in order to ensure appropriate representation of the Councils with residents, elected members, and external bodies. 
  • Ensure that the partner Councils are provided with the best legal advice, and that legal advice is appropriate to ensure propriety of decision making. 
  • Other duties – the job description indicates the main areas of activity for this post. From time to time other tasks/duties maybe required which are commensurate with the general area of responsibility and grade of the post 

“Role Requirements” – to give yourself the maximum chance of success please try and ensure your CV addresses the following essential criteria: 

  • A solicitor, barrister or chartered legal executive holding a practicing certificate 
  • Knowledge of local government powers and duties and at least one of the following areas of law, civil litigation, procurement & contract, planning, development 
  • An understanding of the workings of local government and the challenges being set by the new local government agenda along with the financial, legal and political context of local government 
  • Experience of managing staff and complex situations, using clear judgement to advise others to do the same 
  • Skilled communicator with the ability to communicate orally and in writing to a diverse range of audiences 
  • A strong manager with the ability to balance competing priorities and deliver within tight timescales 
  • Ability to influence and negotiate effectively along with the ability to lead, motivate, inspire confidence and enthusiasm 


NB: Please feel free to apply to us direct via [email protected] by quoting the job reference and job title exactly. SEE DETAILS AT THE BOTTOM OF THIS AD. 

If you have previously applied to one of our vacancies and have already sent the required supporting documentation to us, please make this clear when you re-apply as this will help speed up your application. 

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. Our clients are generally seeking applicants who are reasonably local, so on that basis we would ideally like you to supply us with your address (or at least your post code) and a telephone number so that we can reach you during working hours. 
  2. Your recent UK working experience going back at least 5 years, or full employment history if you have been working for fewer years than this. 
  3. Your availability to work either immediately, or at short notice. 
  4. Please refer to the Role Requirements section above - your CV must address the requirements listed. 


Other preferable/desirable details to include on your CV, if applicable: 

  1. Any local authority/public sector experience 
  2. Any relevant qualifications held or being studied for. 


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Interim Lawyer - Property
Client Category: Local Authority

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Client Category: Local Authority

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