Head of Legal role – In-House opportunity – Essex

Southend-on-Sea, Essex (GB)
£80,000 to £100,000++
19 Nov 2021
17 Dec 2021
Full Time

Rare opportunity to take an In-House role as Senior Legal Counsel and Head of Legal.

Company -

Our client is a very successful private equity and national property group, with HQ offices in Southend-on-Sea in Essex and also with an office in Mayfair. The company is a large freeholder, residential landlord and has various other business interests both here in the UK and in the US.

This is a chance to take a senior role within the existing legal team, leading a team of six more junior colleagues and support staff, and the role offers varied and challenging work including leasehold reform matters, litigation and corporate transactions.

You - 

You may already be working in an in-house capacity, or you may be working in private practice at the moment but wanting a change and perhaps have always thought about a move in to an in-house role at some point in your career. The challenges and the breadth of the role are very different and in an in-house role you get to see the end to end picture on a daily basis.  

You may have a Litigation background, or you may have a Property background in which case experience in areas such as lease extensions and collective enfranchisement would be very valuable. In either case what matters is your ability to lead a busy team overseeing a variety of matters across a large property portfolio. You will be highly organised, entrepreneurial, solutions-focused, and commercially aware.

Opportunity - 

This is a role that reports directly to the Managing Director and the Board. It is an important appointment and that is reflected in the very competitive salary budget that has been set aside for this recruitment.

There is also the opportunity for flexible working in this role, perhaps a hybrid arrangement splitting your days between being in the office and working from home.

Next steps -

For more information, in complete confidence, please contact Matthew Goodwin at Motus Legal Recruitment on 07926 168848 or on e-mail to matthewgoodwin@motusrecruitment.com

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