Temporary Property Lawyer – Legal Services

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Temporary Property Lawyer – Legal Services
Contract / Temporary

S Hams 5210862

Posted: 11th July 2022 06:02
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  • Pay Rate:

    £17.00 upwards per hour PAYE, depending on experience

  • Hours per Week:

    37 Monday – Friday, normal working hours

  • This opening assignment is for 2-3 months


    TQ9 5NE

What's involved with this role:

Full Job Title: Temporary Property Lawyer – Legal Services

Reference no: S Hams 5210862

Note: the pay rate is provisional only and the ad will be amended with the confirmed rate, once received.

All IT equipment supplied. Agile working available.

To provide high quality property law delivery and advice to clients within the Council.

  • To act upon instructions and carry the objectives of in-house clients into full and lawful effect, drawing on personal skills, expertise and knowledge.
  • To deliver clear, consistent and accurate legal advice to officers, members and clients on all matters relating to property work.
  • To notify the Senior Lawyer of any instructions or events that would result in a breach by the Council or an individual of any legislation.
  • To undertake a range of legal work including (but not limited to):
    • Acquisition and disposal of freehold properties both registered and unregistered;
    • Leasehold transactions including the grant of commercial leases;
    • Easements and wayleaves;
    • Applications to register land as asset of community value;
    • Various licences.
  • To independently maintain a demanding case load, prioritising work according to client need.
  • Assist the Legal Manager to develop a smooth running, highly effective and proactive service across the Council, looking at continuous improvement in delivery, and delivering in accordance with the vision set by the Council.
  • To advise on enquiries and issues relating to:
    • Title queries;
    • Land registration and stamp duty land tax matters.

Keep abreast of developments in property law and ensure that these are carried into the property practice.


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

  1. Qualifications:
    1. Degree or equivalent qualification in relevant subject.
    2. Practising Solicitor, Legal Executive or equivalent.
  2. Experience and achievements:
    1. At least 2 years current experience working in a legal services team.
    2. People management experience.
    3. Knowledge of local government law, in particular property and conveyancing.
    4. Experience of Law and practice relating to Property & Commercial
    5. Experience of legal work in the area of Commercial Property Law including investigating, evaluating and advising upon title to property and land registry and landlord and tenant procedures.
    6. Experience of working within a political environment - preferred
  3. Skills:
    1. Ability to draft and prepare commercial property transaction documents
    2. Ability to manage a full and substantial workload of matters and to prioritise based on a proper assessment of risk and ensure deadlines are met.
    3. Sensitivity to the needs of customers, elected members and employees with a customer orientated and flexible approach.
    4. Experience of using a case management system.
  4. IT skills including Microsoft packages


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  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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Temporary Property Lawyer – Legal Services
Client Category: Local Authority

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