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Assistant Lawyer

Vacancy Summary
Adur & Worthing Councils
Starting from £35,745 to £38,890 per annum
Worthing Town Hall
Working Pattern:
Full Time
37 hours per week.
DBS Check:
Closing Date:
15/08/2021 at 23:55
Vacancy Description

Assistant Lawyer  (Property Team) 

Full Time (37 hours)

Permanent Post 

Salary: Starting from £35,745 to £38,890 per annum

Grade: Grade 7

Closing date: 15th August 2021, 23:55pm

(Interviews to be held during the week commencing)


An exciting opportunity has arisen to join our Legal Services Section, based on the South Coast in Worthing Town Centre, West Sussex, providing a joint legal service to Adur District Council and Worthing Borough Council.   

We are looking for a Solicitor, Barrister or Legal Executive, with detailed knowledge and experience in Residential and Commercial Property, with an emphasis on providing advice in respect of a Commercial Property Investment Portfolio, preferably gained in a Local Government environment. Experience in Commercial Contracts would also be advantageous.

Reporting to the Senior Lawyer in the Property Team, the successful candidate will be responsible for advising on lease renewals, both in and out of the Landlord and Tenant Act 1954, and licenses to assign, underlet and alterations; together with a range of associated property and contract matters, including assisting with the negotiation of terms and drafting documentation, researching and analysing legislation, advising on its interpretation, and providing proactive, creative and pragmatic advice to Officers and Members of the Councils.

We are looking for a positive, driven and innovative professional with excellent commercial and negotiation skills and the ability to give clear, practical enabling legal advice.

The Councils operate flexible working practices.  Some evening work is required to attend Council Committee meetings on an occasional basis. 

For an informal discussion, please telephone Maria Memoli, Head of Legal Services and Monitoring Officer, on 01903 221119. For further details please see www.adur-worthing.gov.uk.

Equal Opportunities
Adur and Worthing councils have a commitment to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Adur District and Worthing Borough Councils are equal opportunities employers and encourages applications from people with disabilities, ethnic minorities, people of any religion or belief or sexual orientation and job sharers. Childcare subsidy is payable in appropriate cases. Work base location is indicated, however you may be asked to work at any such place within the Adur District and Worthing Borough Council Service’s area as required. Additional Information As part of Adur & Worthing Council’s ongoing commitment to redeployment, please note that this vacancy may be withdrawn at any stage of the recruitment process, without prior notice if a suitable redeployee (internal employee at risk of redundancy) is identified.
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