Interim Property Lawyer – Legal Services

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Interim Property Lawyer – Legal Services
Rochdale, London
Interim Position

Rochdale 0006 2B15 / 1

Posted: 23rd June 2022 13:44
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  • Pay Rate:

    £22.20 per hour PAYE

  • Hours per Week:

    37 Monday – Friday, normal working hours

  • This opening assignment is for 5 months

  • Rochdale, London,

    OL16 1XU

What's involved with this role:

Interim Lawyer – Legal Services

Reference no:  Rochdale 0006 2B15 / 1

Hybrid working - Required to travel on occasion to visit sites or attend meetings.

The purpose of the role is to assist the Legal Service in carrying out its duties and to achieve its objectives.

Key responsibilities:

  • Work Involving mortgages to purchase, improvement loans, transfer of mortgages, redemption of mortgages, discharge of mortgages at the Land Registry and other miscellaneous transactions relating to mortgages.
  • Dealing with all post-completion problems which may arise including advising and finding effective solutions.
  • Work involving ground rent title issues, any other title Issue, claims of possessory titles or prescribed rights both by and against the Council and any other land and property issue of whatever nature.
  • Work involving Lands Tribunal cases and Leasehold Valuation Tribunal cases.
  • Perfecting the Council's title to land and property as and whenever necessary.
  • Involved in Building Schools for the Future, Housing Market Regeneration and/or any project/scheme from time to time requiring land and property advice
  • Work involving all land and property matters/transactions of both a residential and/or commercial nature and at the appropriate level.
  • Preparing briefs for Counsel to advise upon, attend Court Hearings and Public Inquiries.
  • Assisting Counsel at Hearings and Public Inquiries
  • Identifying and establishing key land issues relating to Titles and how to resolve such issues.


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



  1. ILEX membership or Law degree or non-law degree and post-graduate law qualification and experience of working in a legal environment or substantial relevant experience in a legal environment.


Skills, Knowledge & Experience:

  1. Minimum of 12 months recent experience in a similar role, or context and ideally within a public sector organisation.
  2. Substantial experience of handling a varied property-based case load with minimal supervision.
  3. Understanding of land ownership.
  4. Compulsory Purchase Order experience to work alongside our existing CPO Legal Officer.
  5. Knowledge of the relevant legislation and experience of dealing with objections to CPO's and at Inquiries.
  6. Knowledge and understanding of Local Government governance and decision making procedures.
  7. ICT Skills: Strong IT skills including Microsoft packages or equivalent (e.g. G Suite).


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.

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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 Property Lawyer – Legal Services
Client Category: Local Authority

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