A vibrant and diverse borough, from the soaringheights of Canary Wharf to the bustling street market on Petticoat Lane, TowerHamlets is home to some of London’s most recognisable street scenes. Thisvibrant borough is also one of London’s most diverse: a proud melting pot ofcultures and traditions that makes Tower Hamlets such a unique place to live,work, learn and do business. Based in East London, with excellent transport links and in closeproximity to Canary Wharf, our borough is a fascinating place to work with arich history and heritage and a diverse community.
Itis an exciting time in Tower Hamlets and a great opportunity to join theCouncil and help shape its future. Tower Hamlets has an established Lexcelaccredited Legal Team that provides services to the council across the fullrange of its functions. We strive toprovide excellent services and pride ourselves on the exciting variety of workwe undertake in-house. We have recentlyrestructured our service to increase resilience, better align with the council’sfunctions and meet its changing needs, and are now looking for experienced andhighly motivated professionals to join the team.
Flexible working is available including working from home for part of the working week.
You will be one of a team of lawyers dealing with challenging and variedProperty and Regeneration matters. You will be able to demonstrate experience of compulsorypurchase orders (including rights of light), commercial property andresidential (right to buy) conveyancing transactions, highways and otherrelated regeneration work at a senior level. You will have a high levelof drafting skills and the ability to provide legal advice to a variety ofaudiences, including senior officers. You will be able to conduct your caseloadwith minimum supervision and will be accustomed to working at pace in a busyteam.
You mustbe a Qualified Solicitor/Barrister or Fellow of CILEX and hold a practising certificate.Test/interviews will take place: 28th March 2019