Title Head of Property Litigation
Salary TBA
Location Sussex
Job Information

Head of Property Litigation
Senior Associate
Consultant to partner deal available
Greenfield Site
Build a small three lawyer team.

We are looking to find a property litigator looking to move to a law firm that can offer partner prospects. Ideal for an entrepreneurial lawyer seeking to build their own team/practice/business.

We seek the following work experience –

Acting on behalf of Landlord Clients in relation to contested 1954 Lease Renewal Proceedings. Fighting claims for new leases based on redevelopment and obtaining vacant possession for clients, to allow them to start works at properties. Issuing possession proceedings to remove Tenants from premises for failing to respond to – Section 25 Notice, allowing client to re-let premises at a higher rent as specified in the Section 25 Notice. Acting on behalf of residents of a freehold residential properties regarding charges. Obtaining Order under the Landlord and Tenant Act 1987 to compel new Landlord/Freehold to sell new acquired property to residential tenants who were not given the right to first refusal. Obtaining relief from forfeiture for a tenant of nursery premises on the basis Section 146 Notice. Successfully recovering rent from previous tenant under an Authorised Guarantee Agreement in. Local Authority negotiations for Consent Order with regard to a Possession Claim to allow client to stay at the property for a period of time to facilitate their move to alternative premises. Representing clients in the acquisition and disposal of commercial premises. Acting in development site assembly and with the disposal or development of the same. Dealing with Landlord and Tenant matters namely Leases, Licences to Assign, Licences to Underlet, Licences for Alterations, Deeds of Covenant and Notice of Transfers. Acquisition for a portfolio of shop leases from nationwide retailer. Acquiring hotels and hostels on behalf of property clients. Acting on behalf of Banks and Bridging Finance Companies in the investigation of title, drafting security documents and obtaining charges over properties. Assisting Partner in refinancing deals with banks and finance houses.

As you know the world of property litigation is vast and complex jungle, the more knowledge and experience you possess, the more fee income can be billed. Expertise in Spanish property litigation would be a bonus, but not a deal breaker.

Note from the Managing Partner –
We have an inclusive, supportive and relaxed culture with no office politics and light levels of bureaucracy. Our aim is to focus as much as possible on fee earning and generating quality new work from decent clients. We are forever trying new ideas and enjoy working with a very entrepreneurial client base who are at the forefront of shaping new business practices.

This is a fantastic opportunity for a lawyer to supercharge their career and make a name for themselves by getting in early and contributing to a fast-growing new practice. You will benefit from the kind of experience not available at larger more established firms and will learn more, contribute more and grow personally and professionally in a way that will exceed your expectations. If things go well, you can expect to significantly increase your salary and progress to a partnership role many years earlier than at a larger more traditional law firm.

By joining us you will never be just a number and will always have a full workload, but you will also be able to enjoy a healthy work life balance. You will be able to live and work in an attractive peaceful environment (close to great beaches and delightful countryside) and benefit from proximity to London (40 minutes), Gatwick (10 minutes) and Brighton (20 minutes).

Ultimately, our location and set up also enables you to escape the high living costs, property prices, congestion, commuting hell, crime, unhealthy environment and general misery associated with having to work and live in London.

This is therefore the opportunity to live the ‘Sussex dream’ – to be able to afford to live in a decent detached family house with a large garden close to work, while benefiting from lower living costs and a comparably high salary for the area.

Joey Polperro or Jonny Scott-Slater
01872 274227 – 07724760904
CV2 – talentedlawyers@aol.com
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