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Planning and Highways Solicitor

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Planning and Highways LAwyer

Location: Reading (Hybrid working)

Salary: £47,420 - £53,630


Company Overview:

Reading Borough Council is seeking an experienced and dedicated Senior Commercial Property Solicitor to join its Corporate Legal Team. Their Legal Services department serves the Council's needs across a wide range of functions, including providing legal advice and support to the Council’s Property and Assets Management team. Additionally, Reading hosts the Joint Legal Team, a recognised centre of excellence for childcare, adults, and education law.


About the Role:

This role is ideal for a Lawyer with a proven track record in dealing with commercial property matters relating to asset portfolio management and the public sector. You will play a crucial role in managing a diverse caseload and providing expert advice on all aspects of local authority land dealings.


Key Responsibilities:

  • Provide expert legal advice and support on commercial property matters, particularly relating to asset portfolio management and all aspects of public sector land holdings, including development, sale, lease, and governance.
  • Support the Council's objectives by providing legal guidance aligned with commercial property strategies and policies, demonstrating a good understanding of local authority governance.
  • Deliver timely and effective legal services to the Council and its partners.
  • Identify opportunities for improvements in team systems and processes, contributing to ongoing enhancement in commercial property legal services.
  • Participate in service improvement initiatives, supporting the delivery of strategic and service objectives outlined in the Legal Services Strategy and Service Development Plan.

  About You:

  •  Be a fully qualified solicitor, barrister, or CILEX, with experience in commercial property law - Essential.
  • It is preferable that you have experience and a good understanding of local authority governance, along with the ability to provide advice on all aspects of local authority land dealings – Preferable.
  • Your track record should include dealing with commercial property law in the public sector. – Preferable.

Their Offer:

 Join a supportive environment where innovation and ambition are encouraged. The council believes in developing and growing its staff and provides are opportunities to be exposed to other areas of law.


In addition to a competitive salary, Reading Borough Council offers:

  •  Generous holiday entitlement
  • Agile and flexible working arrangements to help you with a healthy work-life balance.
  • Membership in the Local Government Pension Scheme (LGPS),
  • Life assurance, and more.

This is an excellent opportunity to make your mark in an ambitious legal team with a local authority who have a rewarding vision.

Job Overview

Job Title:

Planning and Highways Solicitor


Public Sector / Health / Charity

Rate / Salary:

47000 - 53000 GBP / MONTH


2 months ago

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