Principal Lawyer (Residential Property) – Property Division

Posted on 5th July 2024
Type Full Time
Specialism Public Law, Public Sector Law, Residential Property / Conveyancing
Location Guildhall, City of London
Deadline 22nd July 2024

Job Description

Salary: £55,300 – £62,390 per annum (inclusive of Inner London Weighting) plus a Market Forces Supplement of £10,149 per annum which can be reviewed and amended following consultation.

Contract type: Permanent

Contractual hours: 35

Basis: Full time

Job reference: OCOM0128

The City of London Corporation is the local authority for the “Square Mile”. It is committed to the support of the City as a pre-eminent international financial and business centre and as a pleasant and vibrant place to work, live and relax.

The City of London Corporation offers the normal range of local government services, as well as managing and funding a number of world-renowned educational and cultural institutions, being the trustee of Bridge House Estates and other charities, operating wholesale markets and owning and managing some of London’s most important open spaces, including Hampstead Heath and Epping Forest, together with a large London-wide residential estate, including the Barbican Estate.

We are seeking to recruit a Principal Residential Lawyer (Property Division) who can demonstrate excellent legal and technical skills to be able to deal with a range of residentially focussed legal work, including lease extensions, flat sales and other aspects of residential/housing law, to be a primary contact for the relevant client departments, with the ability to assist the team with some commercial property work as well.

The successful applicant will be a qualified Solicitor, Legal Executive or Licensed Conveyancer with significant post-qualification experience in residential lease extensions and conveyancing, and experience in, or a willingness to acquire expertise in, other relevant work areas including commercial property.

The post requires computer literacy, excellent research and communication skills and the ability to provide clear and pragmatic advice to tight timescales – see Person Specification for the role.

Appointment will be made on the basis of experience, skills and abilities demonstrated in relevant fields.

If you would like further information or an informal discussion, please contact Andrew Fothergill:

Closing date: 10am on 22 July 2024.

To apply online please visit

Alternatively, please contact 020 7332 3978 (24 hr answerphone) quoting reference number COM0128 if you experience any difficulties. A minicom service for the hearing impaired is available on 020 7332 3732.

If this role is advertised as a secondment, secondments are subject to the agreement of your department releasing you, therefore, you need to discuss this with your line manager prior to applying. The purpose of this will be to discuss what, if any, impact your secondment might have on the service and service delivery should your application be successful, and how this might be addressed.

The City of London Corporation is committed to Equal Opportunities and welcomes applications from all sections of the community. The City of London Corporation want to ensure that everyone has the opportunity to thrive in the work that we do. The City of London Corporation is currently undergoing a programme to ensure that our pay and reward practices are competitive and equitable. We are committed to regularly benchmarking and reviewing pay across the whole organisation and against external sectors.

Because our roles are so varied, we don’t have a ‘one size fits all’ policy for workplace attendance. How many days a week you’ll be required to attend your workplace will depend on the requirements of your role. It’s important that you understand the requirements before applying to ensure you are able to meet them. We are committed to considering requests to work flexibly and job share. Requests will be considered by the recruiting manager in line with our policies and business needs.

For more information on our categories for workplace attendance, please view our guide here. We will be reviewing this policy and approach at regular intervals to ensure we’re meeting our attendance needs.

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