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Property Lawyer (6mth contract)

Location: SOUTHEND X, ESSEX Salary: 35.00 - 40.00 GBP Per Hour
Sector: Legal Job Type: Temporary
Shift Type: N/A Applications: N/A
Posted: 10 months ago Reference: 3104298

 On behalf of Southend-On-Sea Borough Council, Reed are assisting in the recruitment of a Property Lawyer until March 2018. The team are seeking an experienced and qualified individual to make an immediate impact with some of the complex cases held in the team.

This job opportunity is being offered on a full time basis for 6 months, and is accessible from London for those further afield. Southend on Sea is only 45 minutes from the City of London, and has two mainline railway stations. Property prices and rental costs are far lower than they are in London, and we enjoy seven miles of beaches, and a fantastic International airport.

The main purpose of this role is to undertake legal work on behalf of the Council, principally relating to property law (though this could extend to contracts and procurement). Alongside providing advice to Council officers and Members.

The team are seeking someone who is a solicitor (or Barrister) with a current practicing certificate with at least two year's post qualification experience, ,alongside evidence of own recent professional development.

Previous knowledge and experience will need to include acting on behalf of local authorities alongside demonstrable substantial knowledge of property laws practiced in a local authority environment.

The successful applicant will hold at least 2 years experience in dealing with property matters with the proven ability to manage own cases through problem solving and using your own initiative.

The post holder will be in a key position to establish and maintain client relationships and uphold credibility with key stakeholders. Please note the team require someone who is able to travel to sites within the Borough and to courts.

If you hold the qualification and experience outlined above this could be a great opportunity to play a significant leading role within Property Law for the team. For more information email, otherwise please apply online today!

The Council is an equal opportunities employer. They welcome applications, regardless of race, colour, nationality, ethnic or national origins, sex, disability, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, marital or civil partner status, pregnancy or maternity, age or religion or belief. All applications will be considered solely on merit.

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