Principal Lawyer – Property

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Principal Lawyer - Property
Interim Position

MCC TCL 0008 A6E3 / 1

Posted: 14th March 2024 11:53
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  • Pay Rate:

    up to £50.00 per hour PAYE depending on experience

  • Hours per Week:

    37 Monday – Friday, normal working hours

  • This opening assignment is for 7-8 months


    M60 2LA

What's involved with this role:

Interim Principal Lawyer - Property

Reference no: MCC TCL 0008 A6E3 / 1

Pay Rate: up to £50.00 per hour PAYE depending on experience

37 Monday – Friday, normal working hours

This opening assignment is for 7-8 months


Hybrid working

This role will be closely aligned to Homelessness Team within the Council to ensure service delivery of a project for the grant of 1600 10 year plus one day leases. The post requires close liaison with that client service to understand client requirements and the ability to build and maintain good client relationships with that team.

Key Responsibilities: 

  • Responsible for managing a caseload on a day to day basis which includes all aspects of the conveyancing transaction from instruction to completion, registration and closure of the file.
  • Taking instructions, keeping accurate file notes, communicating with clients and 3rd parties, and completing tasks. You will draft legal documents including Standard Precedent Letters, Contract Packs, Title Reports, Exchange and Completion letters, general correspondence, and Land Registry and HMRC forms.
  • Carry out Pre-completion, Land Registry and Conveyancing searches accurately and timely. You will ensure the file is ready for exchange and completion, making sure all the correct and necessary paperwork and funds are in place.
  • Prepare reports on title
  • Advice on Council powers (reports to the Executive if needed)
  • Drafting and negotiating leases
  • Management

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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:


  • Qualified candidates with a Law Degree, LPC, qualified Licensed Conveyancer, Solicitor or Legal Executive (FCILEX)


  • Knowledge of Case Management Systems and Microsoft Office especially Word, Excel and Outlook 
  • Have good knowledge and experience of drafting, structuring and dealing with high profile, high value and complex regeneration schemes and property transactions


  • Experienced in managing a conveyancing caseload.
  • Development experience (conditional contracts, development obligations)

Skills & Abilities: 

  • Excellent communicator, who can demonstrate good time management, alongside organisational and problem-solving skills. Accuracy and the ability to pay attention to detail is crucial.
  • Good management skills and a commitment to delivery of work within tight timescales.
  • Self-motivated and able to work alone or as part of a team. 


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Principal Lawyer - Property
Client Category: Local Authority

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