In House Legal Support, Property Business, remote / Ilford, min 4 equiv days p/wk, c £40k FTE* (DOE)

Location London
Flex Type Various flexible
Role Basis Permanent
Salary £40k FTE* DoE
Company Ten2Two-Experts in Flexible Recruitment

Are you a newly qualified solicitor /paralegal with a background or keen interest in property. This flexible role could be a great opportunity for you.

Our Client

Our client offers a wide range of property, housing, care & support and maintenance services to the public and private sector. Due to continued growth, they are recruiting a legal professional to support the in house head of legal and regulatory compliance, on a part or full time basis. This is a very flexible role, offering both remote and office-based work.

The Role

The person appointed to this role will have direct responsibility for any legal support required by all company functions.

The role will involve supporting Head of Legal and Regulatory Compliance with the following:

Assisting commercial, sales, and other key stakeholders with any legal and contractual requirements arising during the procurement and tendering process for high-value local authority and Home Office contracts.
Contracts management – auditing and reviewing contacts with local authorities and Home Office to ensure legal and operational compliance across the company.
Assisting with commercial negotiations and legal drafting of leases for procurement of properties from landlords. This will include contract review and negotiation, providing solutions to mitigate risks, issuing mark-ups, attending and contributing on negotiation calls with landlords and other stakeholders.
Providing legal advice to the general office function (including IT). This will include reviewing and negotiating major contracts.
Litigation function – managing disputes and dealing with other legal issues as they arise, including pre-action letters, claim forms, proceedings and settlements. Instructing solicitors and counsel as appropriate.
Managing landlord tenant disputes; lease disputes.
Overseeing the property evictions and possessions proceedings process in the Company.
Providing ad hoc legal advice wherever required within the business, this could include managing / advising on disputes, intellectual property, data protection, information technology etc.
Renewing Company insurances and reviewing policies and practices regularly to ensure risks are covered; notifying insurance company in relation to potential claims.
Renewing buildings insurances for properties owned by the Company, ensuring adequate insurance cover at all times.
Ensuring the Company obligations in relation to Council Tax, planning law and HMO licences are met.
Leading the Companies HR function – ensuring HR policies are up to date and supervising all employment related issues, including disciplinary actions. Updating processes and procedures as required.
Developing strong partnerships and becoming a trusted advisor within all teams and throughout the business, from admin and finance functions through to Directors.
Managing external lawyers and other professional advisers where necessary, with conscious effort to maximise value and control cost from any such appointments.
Helping to promote legal good practice and awareness throughout the business, both through the quality and clarity of advice you provide and delivering targeted training on legal, risk and compliance topics.

The Candidate

What you’ll need:

This role would suit an experienced Paralegal or a newly qualified solicitor with broad commercial and contractual law experience and some litigation experience.
If you have experience in property law and commercial leases, that would all be a considerable bonus.
A grasp of HR is required, but skills in this area can be developed.
They are willing to consider an enthusiastic candidate willing to learn as they go along.

Terms

Min 4 days per week. The client is open to discussing the work pattern.
The role can be mainly home based, with occasional time based in the office in Ilford
Salary c£40k FTE* depending on experience (pro-rated down for part-time hours).
20 days holiday plus Bank Holiday (pro-rated down for part-time hours).

If you are a newly qualified solicitor /paralegal with a background or keen interest in property, please apply using the button below

*Full time equivalent – actual salary will depend on final hours agreed.

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