Legal Counsel - Property Development

England, London
Plus bonus and benefits
14 Jan 2022
11 Feb 2022
JN -012022-4575639
David Taylor
Job Title
In House Counsel
PQE Level
10+, 5-7, 8-10
Contract Type
Full Time

The Legal Counsel will advise construction and property development, sales and leasing, and corporate and general commercial matters.

Client Details

Our Client is an international property developer with high profile projects ongoing in the UK and around the world.


The successful candidate will advise and work closely with all control functions such as Projects, Cost Control, Marketing, HR and Finance on legal issues arising from the Group's business and operations.

The successful candidate will be tasked with working on wide ranging matters which will include:

  • Drafting and reviewing leases, tenancy agreements and contracts, and advising on laws and regulations.
  • Drafting and reviewing construction related documentation.
  • Drafting and reviewing contracts/agreements and corporate documents.
  • Advising business units on relevant legal issues arising from the organisation's businesses and operations.
  • Assisting with and handling the organisations' acquisition/disposal transactions, corporate restructuring, litigation proceedings, sale of properties and financing matters.
  • Dealing and liaising with external parties including external lawyers, regulators, Governmental bodies, etc.
  • Conducting legal research, advising and providing business units with up-to-date legal and statutory development of relevance to the Group's businesses and operations.
  • Assist in the organisation of internal/external reviews to share best practice across relevant parts of the business.
  • Provide education, training and support to the businesses on relevant legal risk issues and developments.
  • Manage and control external legal resources in terms of cost and performance, including negotiation and settlement of external lawyers' fees


The successful candidate will be a UK or Common Law qualified solicitor with experience of commercial property, construction and development related matters.

They will be likely to have a minimum 7 years post qualification gained a law firm ranked for development work or, in house with a well known property development business.

This role requires the post-holder to attend the office five days per week. There is no remote or hybrid working available with this role.

Job Offer

To find out more about this position and the package which comes with this role, please apply to this advert or, contact the instructed agent, David Taylor of Michael Page Legal.