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Legal Counsel - Property

JMC Legal Recruitment
£57000 - £65000 per annum + Excellent benefits
Closing date
12 Jun 2024

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Legal Counsel - Property Development | National Housebuilder | West Midlands

This well-established housing developer is searching for an ambitious Property Development lawyer to join their high-performing legal team.

You will be working closely with the General Counsel, focusing on a range of development, housing and construction matters.

The Business

The business are well-renowned in the world of property development, known for their unwavering commitment to homebuilding and innovative design. With a legacy spanning several decades, they have solidified their position as a leading figure in the UK housing market. Their portfolio showcases a range of properties, from modest starter homes to luxury residencies.

They also take huge pride in their commitment to sustainability and environmental responsibility. Their developments integrate eco-friendly features and materials, reflecting a conscientious approach to building for the future. By prioritising energy efficiency and embracing sustainable practices, this business does not only enrich the lives of their residents but also contributes positively to the broader community and environment.

The Role

You will be managing property acquisitions to secure land for development projects and providing support to the General Counsel. Your responsibilities will include; drafting heads of terms, contracts, option agreements, pre-emption agreements, and promotion agreements based on agreed terms.

Additionally, you will be preparing reports on title, overseeing search requests, and initiating title enquiries before finalising contracts. You will also be actively participating in meetings pertinent to project advancement and conducting site visits to assess development areas.

Furthermore, you will be drafting section 106 agreements, handling Stamp Duty Land Tax documentation, and managing registration applications. You will also be collaborating with colleagues, preparing site setup documentation, and engaging in negotiations for infrastructure agreements.


  • 3-8 PQE in Real Estate Development
  • Able to liaise with various internal & external stakeholders

If you are an experienced in-house lawyer looking for a stimulating role, this could be a great fit for you.


JMC Legal Recruitment was founded by highly experienced Legal Recruitment Consultant, Jason Connolly. His motivation to establish JMC was to create a refreshingly friendly agency with a truly consultative approach and who are always a pleasure to deal with.

We're a dynamic business with our sights set high and a growing client base spanning the country. We believe that in any business the most valuable assets are the people – and it’s true of JMC, too. Whether dealing with candidates or firms, our consultants’ passion for legal recruitment and excellent market knowledge always shines through.  Our state of the art software means our consultants are more accessible to you and we keep ahead of the curve in the changing legal landscape to ensure you are always given up to date advice.

What can you expect from us? We will always manage your expectations and come back to you with updates as soon as they become available. We pride ourselves on the highest level of integrity, as we understand that when looking for a new role or member of staff it is often highly confidential. You will find that we always take the time to really listen and understand before we advise. We will get to know you, taking into account not just technical ability, but personality and cultural fit. We’re also easy to get hold of; we appreciate that when looking for a new role it can be difficult to talk during the working day, so we will make ourselves available and find a time that works for you. Give us a call and talk to one of our friendly team today. We’re waiting to help you.

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