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In House- Commercial Property- Renewable Energy

Clifton Legal
Oxfordshire (GB)
Competitive Salary and Good Benefits
Closing date
15 Dec 2023

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In House- Commercial Property- High growth- Renewable Energy

An unusual opportunity for a 2+pqe Commercial Property lawyer to move in house with a high growth energy business.

Our client is one of the largest suppliers of renewable energy in the UK.

Backed with significant investment the organisation is projected to double in size with plans to grow organically and by acquisition.

Joining an established legal team and reporting to the General Counsel, your role will focus on the commercial property aspects of a business with a substantial existing portfolio and extensive pipeline for new property projects.

You will also have the opportunity to work on some of the more general commercial aspects with the ratio expected to be 75/25% property focused.


Main responsibilities

• Advising on all property aspects as they relate to the portfolio of generation and storage assets.

• Supporting the Development team in bringing bankable projects into the company's portfolio such as options, leases and easements.

• Supporting the Construction team with ad hoc matters, such as license and access agreements.

• Advising on property aspects of business acquisitions including reviewing reports on title and due diligence.

• Supporting the company's ongoing bank financings, including assisting with the preparation of certificates on title.


What you'll need

• Commercial awareness with a keen interest to understand the business and sector.

• Demonstrable commercial property/development experience within a Legal Counsel role or Private Practice.

• The ability to manage multiple workloads and prioritise effectively.

• The ability to form strong working relations with a wide variety of stakeholders such as shareholders, directors, colleagues, landowners, and external counsel.


Office working is highly flexible with the role largely remote with office presence as and when required.


Clifton Legal is the legal division of Clifton Search - a specialist search and selection recruitment firm. We are a niche, boutique firm and focus purely on the legal and corporate governance markets. Our primary focus is on opportunities from newly qualified to General Counsel level.


We set up Clifton in 2014 to fulfil what we believed was a gap in the market to provide clients and candidates in our core markets with the knowledge and connections of a specialist and experienced recruitment partner allied to a pro-active and integrated approach. In essence we bring the professionalism and targeted networking approach of a search solution but with a functional rather than sector driven model. We augment this with the personal touch, flexibility and proactive rate of response of a traditional contingent recruitment service.


The leadership team has c50 years of recruitment experience and as experienced recruiters with a proven track record, we have a deep knowledge and understanding of our markets, a large network of legal and governance professionals and a genuine passion for delivering a professional, honest and quality service to all stakeholders within the recruitment process.


We are rigorous in ensuring that we have a thorough understanding of both candidate and client requirements at the outset to ensure the delivery of a well-matched service and a successful campaign for both parties.


Our long-standing client base is comprised of large UK, US and European listed multinationals and corporate businesses and spans a wide range of sectors. We operate out of offices in Bristol and London but recruit right across the UK, Europe and the US.


Why work with us?

Unlike most recruitment companies we don’t operate with the typical “sales” driven culture that’s common in our sector. This gives us greater independence and objectivity and allows us to focus purely on your agenda and career aspirations and find the right opportunity for you – even if you are not “actively looking” in the market.

Whether you or keen to secure a new opportunity right now or simply keeping an eye on the market for that perfect opportunity, we commit to offer you:

  • Honest, impartial and specialist market advice/intelligence from recruiters with extensive experience.
  • CV appraisal and preparation guidance.
  • Full, in-depth application support throughout the recruitment process from initial approach, interview preparation and feedback, salary negotiation, resignation management – right up to starting your new opportunity.
  • Up to the minute and specific salary and benefits benchmarking relative to your experience, sector and location.
  • Long term career planning and professional development advice.
  • Complete confidentiality and a guarantee that we will never share your CV with any third party without your express knowledge and consent.

If that sounds like the kind of recruitment partner that you would prefer to work with then please do get in touch with one of our directors:

Giles Boustead

Mobile: +44 7500 113 777



Chris Conner

Mobile: +44 7818 644 577



Bristol Office: +44 117 975 8600


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