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Senior Lawyer Contracts - London Borough of Tower Hamlets

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PO6 - £46,293 - 49,203

Job description

Benefits and Allowances

A market supplement of up to £5k is available for the successful candidate.

Our existing terms, conditions and benefits are currently under review

Role Purpose

A vibrant and diverse borough, from the soaring heights of Canary Wharf to the bustling street market on Petticoat Lane, Tower Hamlets is home to some of London's most recognisable street scenes. This vibrant borough is also one of London's most diverse: a proud melting pot of cultures and traditions that makes Tower Hamlets such a unique place to work and develop your skills with good quality experience.

Based in East London, with excellent transport links and in close proximity to Canary Wharf, our borough is a fascinating place to work. In addition to possessing a rich history and heritage, we have a strong corporate commitment to excellence and progress, with service to the community at the heart of everything we do.

We are looking for a technical expert to assist our Contracts Team in Legal Services with a range of challenging and exciting capital projects. You will deliver high quality legal services in respect of contracts matters and make a key contribution to achieving the borough's objectives.

It is an exciting time in Tower Hamlets and a great opportunity to join the Council and help shape its future. Tower Hamlets has an established Lexcel accredited Legal Team that provides services to the Council across the full range of its functions. We strive to provide excellent services and pride ourselves on the exciting variety of high quality work that we undertake in-house. We have recently restructured our service to increase resilience, better align with the Council's functions, and are now looking for highly competent, enthusiastic, collaborative, and motivated professionals to join the team.

Flexible working is available including working from home for part of the working week after a settling in period.

Key Responsibilities

You will be a Senior Lawyer within a team of lawyers in our busy Contracts team providing support to central procurement and service areas for the Council's purchasing. The work is varied and challenging and you will have the opportunity to broaden your skills. You will be accustomed to using JCT and other types of construction contracts and the provision of high level legal advice on Contract and Procurement matters.

You will participate in multi-disciplinary project boards and provide robust advice on some complex projects. You will be able to demonstrate an in-depth knowledge of the legislative framework, have excellent drafting and analytical skills and be accustomed to working at pace.

Experience of providing advice on state aid, local authority companies and company law will be an advantage.


You must be a Qualified Solicitor/Barrister or Fellow of CILEX and hold a practising certificate.

Recent applicants should not reapply.


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