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Assistant Regional Solicitor

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Bury St. Edmunds
Permanent
Full-time

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A fantastic opportunity to join our regional legal team supporting our operational business in the acquisition, development and disposal of land. You will work closely with the Regional Solicitor to offer advice to various stakeholders including the Land Directors, Managing Directors and regional technical teams. You will get exposure to a variety of legal issues and challenges.A fantastic opportunity to join our regional legal team supporting our operational business in the acquisition, development and disposal of land. You will work closely with the Regional Solicitor to offer advice to various stakeholders including the Land Directors, Managing Directors and regional technical teams. You will get exposure to a variety of legal issues and challenges.

What you will do:

  • To assist the Regional Solicitor with major and / or complex land acquisitions, including attending site visits and pre-exchange meetings with the Regional Solicitor and assisting with the exchange and completion of those transactions.
  • Where appropriate, to directly handle less complex land acquisition work (where necessary with supervision) including negotiating the contract and ancillary documents , investigating title, reviewing the results of searches and enquiries , attending site visits ,preparing a legal report to the business unit ,contributing to pre-exchange meetings with the Regional Solicitor and dealing with the exchange and completion of those transactions and any necessary post-completion work .
  • To deal with the disposal of land to affordable housing providers on a “golden brick” basis, including preparing the title pack, preparing replies to enquiries and negotiating the sale agreement and ancillary documentation.
  • Where appropriate, to negotiate and complete Planning Agreements, Infrastructure Agreements and any other Statutory Agreements.
  • To deal with other property related matters, including surplus land disposals, licences for occupation or to carry out works , deeds of easement, deeds of covenant and contract /transfer rectifications.
  • To provide advice on legal issues and provide title and contract information and general guidance to the land and planning and technical departments in the regional businesses.

What you will have:

  • Excellent organisation skills, ability to maintain complex paper and computer-based filing and information systems.
  • A methodical and accurate approach to all tasks with close attention to detail.
  • The ability to work as part of a team.
  • Enthusiasm, flexible, willingness to learn and potential to take more responsibility.
  • Proven experience of Property Law and residential conveyancing gained either in private practice or in –house.
  • The ability to communicate clearly and effectively at all levels and to analyse complex legal issues quickly and decisively.
  • IT literate with familiarity with Word IT processing systems and computer data base and case management systems and key board skills.

Individuals seeking employment at Taylor Wimpey should know that we foster a culture of inclusion and value diversity positively which creates a better workplace and delivers stronger outcomes. We commit to treating all our job applicants and employees fairly and with respect, irrespective of background, disability or any other protected characteristic. If you require any assistance with regards to reasonable adjustments during the application process, please do not hesitate to contact us.

What we will offer you:

Taylor Wimpey is a FTSE 100 business and one of the largest residential developers in the UK, building new homes and communities across England, Scotland and Wales. We are passionate about building new homes and communities with a focus on sustainability.

Our people are important to us and we want to make sure that we reward and recognise all the great work that they do. Our employees enjoy many standard benefits including access to the Taylor Wimpey House purchase discount scheme, pension (including company contributions), quality health cover, share save schemes as well as many flexible benefits such as buying additional holiday days, retails discounts, free Bupa health assessments and so much more.  Our benefits work perfectly with our culture where you feel valued as a member of a successful team. 

We offer industry leading subsidised professional training and development, which support our employees to excel and fulfil their career and personal goals in a variety of opportunities and environments. This in turn drives a strong succession of high performing customer centric leaders, really putting customers at the heart of everything we do. We embrace diversity and look to develop our people in the skills and areas they are most interested in, leveraging the qualities and appreciate the unique competencies, skills and experiences that each person brings to the company.

The benefits we offer
Agile Working
Healthcare
House purchase discounts
Competitive Pension
Employee share ownership
Time off for charity work
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