Job Title:In-house Senior Real Estate Solicitor - Acquisitions & Developments Location:Surrey/West Sussex Flexibility:Full remote working during Covid with office presence required post-Covid, albeit flexibly Package:Remuneration will be well in excess of 6 figures - More details can be disclosed over the phone
Douglas Scott are working with a leading national property developer in the search for a senior solicitor to join their large in-house legal team, and head up a regional team. This position as a senior solicitor within the business will advise predominantly across land acquisition and development matters, whilst growing a developing a successful legal team. You will also have board level responsibilities in the position
The successful candidate will be responsible for the following:
• Dealing with the acquisition of sites for development and a wide variety of ancillary matters arising during or post site acquisition. • Leading and assisting on instructions, on a wide variety of development matters such as Site Set Ups, JVA's, Affordable Housing Disposals and Section 106's etc… • Working with various senior stakeholders, attending specific board meetings with responsibility for performance and progress reporting. • Development and recruitment of a legal team, with ongoing oversight and guidance of junior legal colleagues.
The ideal candidate will be/have the following:
• A UK qualified solicitor (10 PQE + as a rough guide but lesser will be considered dependant on experience) • Must be a real estate/property solicitor with significant demonstrable experience within development and land acquisition matters • Candidates from both private practice and in-house businesses will be considered • Ideally, you'll have worked with major residential property developers but if not, specific experience working with developers will be preferred.
If you'd like to be considered for this vacancy, please apply by sending an up to date CV and I'll endeavour to respond ASAP.
Tom joined Douglas Scott in 2017 as part of the In-house team. He works with a range of top businesses across various sectors of the In-house market to place legal professionals, from paralegal through to General Counsel. Prior to Douglas Scott, Tom worked for 2 and a half years for a Financial Services sector based recruitment agency. During this period he specialised in the placement of interim risk and compliance contractors. Tom has a degree in Sports Injury Rehabilitation.
"Tom provided an exceptional service. He was very quick to respond to my queries and talked extensively about the role, so I felt prepared going into the interview. I will definitely recommend Douglas Scott in the future."