Principal Lawyer Property & Regeneration

A vibrant and diverse borough, from the soaring heights of Canary Wharf to the bustling street market on Petticoat Lane, Tower Hamlets is home to some of London’s most recognisable street scenes.  This vibrant borough is also one of London’s most diverse: a proud melting pot of cultures and traditions that makes Tower Hamlets such a unique place to work and develop your skills with good quality experience.  Based in East London, with excellent transport links and in close proximity to Canary Wharf, our borough is a fascinating place to work with a rich history and heritage.

It is an exciting time in Tower Hamlets and a great opportunity to join the Council and help shape its future.  Tower Hamlets has an established Lexcel accredited Legal Team that provides services to the Council across the full range of its functions. We strive to provide excellent services and pride ourselves on the exciting variety of high quality work that we undertake in-house.  We have recently restructured our service to increase resilience, better align with the Council’s functions, and are now looking for highly competent, enthusiastic and motivated professionals to join the team. 

Flexible working is available including working from home for part of the working week.


Key Responsibilities

You will be the lead lawyer for Property and Regeneration and deal with some high profile and transformational projects, reporting to the Head of Contracts and Commercial.  You will manage a busy team of Lawyers and be responsible for the provision of high quality solution focused services to internal and external clients.

You will be able to demonstrate significant experience of undertaking complex legal work in the area of Property and Regeneration and a sound understanding of the applicable legal framework.  You will be able to advise confidently on governance and other issues relating to large schemes.  You will be able to demonstrate experience of managing a team and of dealing with senior officers and Members of the Council.

This post is politically restricted in accordance with Section 2 of the Local Government & Housing Act 1989.


You must be a Qualified Solicitor/Barrister or Fellow of CILEX with significant relevant PQE and hold a practising certificate. 

Recent applicants should not reapply. 


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