Legal Counsel Property

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Legal Counsel Property – Reading

We have an exciting opportunity for a Legal Counsel to join our busy and dynamic Legal Property Team at MBNL who provides commercially focused and efficient legal solutions together with risk management support across all areas of the business from property to procurement.

Role Purpose:

  • Supporting the legal team on all aspects of the ongoing management of the MBNL Network to include leal support to the legal and property teams

  • Delivering excellent legal solutions on target and to budget ensuring external legal spend is effective and efficient
  • Managing external lawyers appointed by MBNL to include approving documentation and ensuring that the external lawyers deliver: (a) to agreed standards and service levels; (b) within defined timescales; (c) to budget; and (d) with added value, and provide reporting / management information as required by MBNL
  • Assisting with establishing and constantly improving effective and efficient processes and policies, particularly with regard to leveraging the impact of the Electronic Communications Code
  • Supporting and facilitating project activities/deliverables on all sites
  • Managing and advising upon legal disputes/issues including a high volume of possession proceedings with Site Providers and other third parties in order to mitigate risks to the network managed by MBNL and avoiding loss of coverage
  • Providing full legal support to the property and operations teams including delivering timely and accurate advice on all aspects of relevant legislation
  • Advising the property teams and agents on queries and analysing the legal rights and providing strategic commercially focused advice and/or negotiating (where applicable) with the Site Providers and/or their solicitor
  • Advising the business on general litigation/property/telecoms issues and general estate management queries

Requirements to be successful in this role:

  • A qualified solicitor/legal executive

  • Experience of working in one or more of the following areas:- Telecommunications, Commercial or Real Estate Litigation, in house legal team and/or Real Est
  • Excellent word processing skills including microsoft excel / outlook / powerpoint / sharepoint and word
  • Ability to handle large workloads and to adapt and learn new skills
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Ability to work well and thrive under pressure
  • Organised, efficient, enthusiastic, and resilient

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