In-house Real Estate Lawyer, Immediate start

Posted 08 November 2022
Job type Contract
DisciplineIn-house Lawyers: Contax LawInterim Lawyers
Contact NameCharlie Harris

Job description

Contax Law is looking for a Real Estate lawyer, approx. 6/7 PQE upwards (experience from the energy sector would be advantageous) and you will have an immediate portfolio of work to pick up as well and be involved in various projects looking at ways of working and how to best support the Group, taking a calculated risk based approach, focusing on key risks and value and empowering the business where appropriate to ensure the best use of resources.

Material experience in English property law, landlord and tenant law and ideally some knowledge of planning and environmental law

The role will involve providing property legal advice and support to all of our companies that have real estate interests within the UK. The real estate portfolio is diverse and includes petrol filling stations, pipelines, tank farms, aviation facilities, Upstream facilities, offices and out of service / non-operational assets and infrastructure. The team also provides real estate support to initiatives for such as EV charging and hydrogen on service station and third party sites and legacy issues on sites previously owned by our client.

More specific duties include:

•Working with other legal staff, Real Estate function and across business lines and teams as business needs and priorities require.

•Working to deliver improvements and efficiencies in ways of working; propose and help implement legal resourcing plans and legal improvements, prepare and update precedent documents, share knowledge.

•Assisting the Managing Counsel UK to ensure optimal use of internal and external legal resources to ensure provision of professional, timely, cost effective legal advice and support, balancing both risk and value

The term will be for approximately 6-9 months.

The position is ideally full time, e.g. 5 days per week, although they are willing to consider other options and remote working.


Start Date: As soon as possible - March 2022

Contax Law is part of the Contax Law Group which also includes Nicholas Scott(


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