A fantastic opportunity for an experienced real estate lawyer with a broad commercial skill set to lead the legal team of an integrated property asset and quasi-retail group, who are the UK's largest operator of its kind. Due to the varied nature of the business and it's sphere of operation, the role will involve working on everything from corporate acquisitions, joint ventures, partnerships, property leases, planning and business development bids, through to more commercial matters covering data protection, consumer regulation, e-commerce, technology solutions and systems, marketing, trademarks and advertising.
Reporting to the Director of Legal & Compliance, you will manage the legal function, including managing the four members of the current legal team as well liaise closely with the Risk Management team on a range of risk and compliance issues. You will also be expected to provide strategic oversight to the legal team and comprehensive legal and company secretarial advice to the Board and other group functions across the business.
Ideally, you will be 6+ PQE with strong post-qualification experience in a reputable law firm and/or as an in-house counsel (in a medium to large business). Experience of commercial property (including portfolio management and knowledge of the Landlord & Tenant Act) as well as experience of negotiating commercial and corporate transaction agreements will be necessary for the role.
This role will be hugely rewarding, providing you the chance to grow and develop along with the business as long as you have the desire to lead and succeed. A great opportunity to further your in-house legal career, if this role sounds of interest to you, please get in touch asap.
Please note our advertisements use PQE/salary levels purely as a guide. However we are happy to consider applications from all candidates who are able to demonstrate the skills necessary to fulfil the role.