Commercial Property Lawyer

£40,876 - £44,863 yearly
  • Milton Keynes Council
  • Milton Keynes, UK
  • 15 Oct, 2020
Full time Legal Property Public Sector and Government

Job Description

Hours: 37
Manager Email: Anne.Webster@milton-keynes.gov.uk

Introduction

Milton Keynes is a rapidly expanding, vibrant and dynamic place to live, work and play. How better to contribute to that continued success than through a unique and rewarding career with Milton Keynes Council. So if you're looking for an excellent benefits package and the chance to make a difference, make a move to Milton Keynes Council. With modern working practices where flexibility is commonplace and performance is measured on outcomes and results, alongside a generous holiday entitlement, you can experience a fulfilling job and great work-life balance.

We are currently recruiting for a Commercial Property Solicitor on a fixed term 2 year contract to join our friendly, award-winning legal team here at Milton Keynes Council. Working closely with our Property and Facilities colleagues you will have a caseload of matters with local importance. You will enjoy a significant level of day-to-day autonomy but with all the support you will need.

Key Duties

  • Advising on key legal risks associated with estate transactions
  • Drafting and reviewing transfers, deeds of covenant, pre-emption agreements, overage, etc
  • Dealing with instructions through to post completion

Experience, Qualifications and any Mandatory Requirements

  • The ideal candidate will be NQ to 3 years' PQE with experience of land disposal and acquisition-focused work.
  • Previous experience of working in a local authority is not required.

Skills Required

  • Resilience to work in a fast-paced and challenging environment with great communication skills and excellent attention to detail
  • Experience in relevant legal areas including; commercial property, planning, landlord and tenant and leasehold
  • The ability to work autonomously, exercise discretion and sound judgement where necessary

Departmental Benefits of this role

  • Legal Services is an award-winning team with a supportive working environment, remote working opportunity, flexible working hours and no billing targets!