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Legal Counsel (Land Development Lawyer)

Posted on Jan 31, 2019 by Anonymous

London, London United Kingdom
Immediate Start
£65k - £83k Annual
Our client is seeking legal counsel with to join their complex project division delivering advice in reference to corporate projects, real estate, land development and regeneration

The Purpose:

- Providing sound legal advice and assisting with the structuring, negotiation, drafting and delivery of complex project arrangements alongside risk management, governance and compliance for the division

Key Accountabilities:

* Main responsibility is to assist in complex commercial project arrangements particularly in placemaking, land development, district heating and cooling scheme projects thereby mitigating risk
* Reviewing, negotiating and/or drafting agreements and conducting contract negotiations with project counterparties;
* Assisting in the governance of transactions at local and group level;
* Working closely with the relevant members of the business
* Management of external legal resource on particular projects.

Outcome, Results and Key Performance Indicators:

* Provide timely, high quality, practical and commercially focussed legal advice balancing legal risk with the commercial needs of the business.
* Negotiation of legal terms and complete standard and non-standard contractual agreements with counterparties.
* Successful management of external advisers.

Dimensions of job:

* This position has no formal budgetary accountabilities, however the candidate will be responsible for managing external legal expenditure.
* This position has no direct staff reports.

Key relationships:

The candidate will work in close proximity to the Head of Legal along with liasing with external members of the business ie Senior Management, BD, External Legal Advisors#

Knowledge and Skills:

* Good knowledge of relevant areas of law including corporate and project documents, joint ventures, real estate, land development/regeneration, construction (both industry standard and bespoke forms) and funding arrangements.
* Strong risk management skills, governance and compliance.
* Ability and willingness to travel as required.
* Comfortable with stakeholder management but also able to work with colleagues at all levels of the business.
* Demonstrated ability to meet deadlines.
* Capability to negotiate individually and as part of a team.
* Excellent organisational skills - able to prioritise the workload.


- Minimum 6 years PQE (possibly less if the experience is comparable)

- UK Qaulified

Behavioural Capabilities:

* Team-spirited
* Commercially astute
* Able to think on their feet to assess risk and exercise sound judgement.
* Enthusiastic about negotiation of and advising on large scale contracts.
* Confident and have integrity sufficient to inspire trust and respect when dealing with people, regardless of their position or level.
* Takes ownership and accountability for achievement of business goals

Reference: 635171728