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Principal Lawyer Property & Regeneration
  • Employer: London Borough of Tower Hamlets
  • Reference: GOV00194
  • Published: Mon 21/10/2019, 2:00 AM
  • Closing on: Mon 11/11/2019, 23:59 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: Full time
  • Salary: £62565 - £65709
  • DBS Check: No
  • Location: Tower Hamlets

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Principal Lawyer Property & Regeneration

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Ourexisting terms, conditions and benefits are currently under review

Role Purpose

Avibrant and diverse borough, from the soaring heights of Canary Wharf to thebustling street market on Petticoat Lane, Tower Hamlets is home to some ofLondon’s most recognisable street scenes. This vibrant borough is also one of London’s most diverse: a proudmelting pot of cultures and traditions that makes Tower Hamlets such a uniqueplace to work and develop your skills with good quality experience.

Based in East London, withexcellent transport links and in close proximity to Canary Wharf, our boroughis a fascinating place to work. In addition to possessing a rich history andheritage, we have a strong corporate commitment to excellence and progress,with service to the community at the heart of everything we do.

Weare looking for a technical expert to lead our Property and Regeneration Teamin Legal Services on a range of challenging and exciting capital projects. You will deliver high quality legal servicesin respect of property matters and make a key contribution to achieving theborough's objectives.

It is an exciting time inTower Hamlets and a great opportunity to join the Council and help shape itsfuture. Tower Hamlets has an establishedLexcel accredited Legal Team that provides services to the Council across thefull range of its functions. We strive to provide excellent services and prideourselves on the exciting variety of high quality work that we undertakein-house. We have recently restructuredour service to increase resilience, better align with the Council’s functions,and are now looking for highly competent, enthusiastic and motivated professionals to join theteam.

Flexible working is available includingworking from home for part of the working week after a settling in period.

Key Responsibilities

You will be the lead lawyer for Property andRegeneration and be responsible for leading some high profile andtransformational capital projects, reporting to the Head of Contracts andCommercial. You will manage a busy teamof Lawyers and be responsible for the provision of high quality solutionfocussed services to internal and external clients.

You will also be able to work collaboratively and demonstratesignificant, recent, local government experience in the area of land law andlarge scale regeneration projects.

This post is politicallyrestricted in accordance with Section 2 of the Local Government & HousingAct 1989.


Youmust be a Qualified Solicitor/Barrister or Fellow of CILEX with significantrelevant PQE and hold a practising certificate.

Recent applicants should not reapply.