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Ipswich Borough Council
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£38,813 - £40,760
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Full Time
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06 December 2019 11:30 PM
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An exciting opportunity has arisen to join the council's in-house Legal Team. You will be part of the team that provides a comprehensive property based legal service to all members and officers of the council. This includes dealing with residential and commercial sale and purchase, providing advice on S.20 consultations, buy backs, advising and drafting leases, licences and S.38 agreements, deeds of surrender, easements and variations, together with reviewing relevant papers for the council's committees and executive as necessary. You will provide a legal service which covers the whole spectrum of legal advice required by the council and will assist the Lead Lawyer and Operational Manager to provide timely and well-managed legal services across the council as well as other clients.

In this position, you will be providing a comprehensive legal service to include negotiating commercial transactions, planning and other documents and providing an advice service to cover the whole spectrum of legal advice according to the field of expertise.

You will be a qualified Solicitor / Barrister or have attained Institute of Legal Executives (FILEX) qualification. You will have proven experience of providing advice and representation over a range of difference fields of expertise as well as the ability to develop new areas of knowledge within the fields of law. You will have proven experience of evaluating evidence and negotiating settlements, and the ability to identify and manage risks with proven research skills. You may be required to work outside of normal working hours and to attend evening meetings where necessary.

For more information about this role, please contact Kim Cole on 07387 064471 or email:

Apply online at: where you will need to log in or sign up to complete the online application form for this vacancy.

Interview date: w/c 9 December 2019.

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