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Legal Counsel

The Crown Estate
London (Greater) (GB)
Closing date
12 Jul 2024

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Vacancy Type
Solicitors, In-House, Barristers, Public Sector
Experience Level
Senior Level
Full Time
Practice Areas
Public Sector/Local Authority
4-6 Years, 7+ Years

Job Details

The Crown Estate is a unique business and we are seeking a Legal Counsel to support the Senior Legal Counsel (London and Regional) in relation to the delivery of all aspects of the provision of high quality legal services to the London and Regional strategic business units (SBUs).  This includes the oversight of transactional, litigation and other legal advice in support of their corporate strategy and objectives, in accordance with The Crown Estate’s wider strategic and governance framework. 

You will be a qualified lawyer with significant post-qualification experience (ideally 4 to 8 years) in all aspects of commercial real estate.  Experience in the following areas is desirable: non-contentious construction work; public procurement; joint ventures; residential real estate and contentious work. You will need to demonstrate a clear understanding of what is required to fulfil an in-house legal role.

You will need to develop a detailed understanding of the Crown Estate Act 1961, in order to advise both the business and our external advisors.  Working with the SBUs and the panel law firms, you will assist on significant transactions, contentious/sensitive matters and developments, as well as “business as usual” activities.      

You will need to demonstrate a commercial approach and be a team player, displaying a can-do attitude to facilitate implementation of strategy.  We are looking for someone who wishes to be part of an ambitious organisation seeking to make a difference at the forefront of the green economy.  You will be at ease working in an organisation whose values define how we set the right culture and guide our behaviours internally, as well as helping us to engage with our customers and stakeholders.

If you are excited by this opportunity and interested to learn more, please review the job description and apply with your CV and a cover letter.

Our advert will run until 12.07.2024 with the option to extend if required. Initially we will conduct telephone calls with relevant candidates.  We will have two interviews, where you will meet different members of the business.  These are likely to take place in person.  

We value all forms of diversity and are happy to offer alternative application methods or formats and can be flexible on our process to enable you to have the best opportunity to show us your suitability. 

If you have any questions about our recruitment process or would like to talk about adjustments, please contact us on the details below.

If you would like to apply for a role here at TCE, and we can make this process simpler for you, please email us at or call us on 0207 851 5000. We always welcome suggestions to make our process simpler, so please let us know what more we can do.


The Crown Estate is a unique business that manages a vast and varied property portfolio, comprising commercial, agricultural and marine interests throughout Britain.

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