Lead Legal Counsel

Posted 26 January 2024
Salary Competitive Salary (DOE)
Job type Permanent
Discipline SustainabilityEnergy, ESG & Green Tech Finance
Contact NameSam Hadfield

Job description

Job title: Lead Legal Counsel

Location: London, England, United Kingdom (Hybrid)

TGRC is looking for a Lead Legal Counsel with the ability to be independent, and strategic, communicate effectively and prioritise your workload efficiently. 

Company Overview: 

Our Client is a specialist Real Estate company that forms part of a wider established Real Estate Investment and Development Group. They are investing in the promotion, acquisition, and development of land, primarily for energy infrastructure use in the UK and Europe.

Key Points:

  • A qualified solicitor in England & Wales

  • Proven professional experience from working in a prominent law firm and/or company, preferably in the energy/ property sector.

  • The ideal candidate will hit the ground running in advising regulatory, planning, consenting, corporate, property and general legal support, in addition to managing the external legal advisors.

  • Qualification in further jurisdiction(s) is beneficial but not essential

The day-to-day of this role would suit an inquisitive mind and someone who has ambitions to remain in-house and become a strong all-rounder when it comes to delivering sound, pragmatic and commercially astute legal advice.

What You Will Do:

  • Act as the business's first point of contact for UK regulatory legal matters;

  • Advising the business on auctions, including contributing to the preparation of bids

  • Advising on other specific electricity legislation and regulation

  • Evaluating the impact of green policies on the business;

  • Advise on grid connection matters, review grid connection agreements and provide legal advice in case of disruption of the grid connection;

  • Keeping up to date on grid and energy market issues and advising the business on material changes;

Real Estate:
  • Advising the business on land purchase and letting procedures;

  • Advising the business on easement agreements, including drafting of options for easements;

  • Review title plans, registries and checking records on the Land Registry;

General Legal support:
  • Provide general legal support in a timely pragmatic manner;

  • Advise senior management about related legal risks, including claims and disputes;

  • Manage organizational or coordination tasks including process optimization initiatives and standardization

  • Establish and nurture working relationships with legal and wider business

  • Provide support on some commercial transactions and regulatory advice on M&A, corporate transactions and joint ventures;

  • Review of NDAs, T&Cs, Service Agreements and other legal documents;

  • Provide support in sourcing and securing legal advisors in other jurisdictions.

  • Drafting employment contracts and advising the company on employment regulations.

  • 5+ years of experience as a fully qualified solicitor.

  • Ideally some in-house experience (including as a secondee) but the business will also consider lawyers with relevant experience from private practice who are looking to move in-house for the first time.

  • Experience in property law / reviewing contracts is essential.

  • An interest in the energy sector is required.

  • Excellent written communication skills are essential.

  • Strong analytical and problem-solving abilities.

  • Proficient user of IT Software, Microsoft Office suite, and CRM/Project Management tools.

  • Languages: English is a must, but other European languages would be an advantage.

In conclusion, be part of an organisation to drive the renewable energy revolution and contribute to a sustainable future.

How to Apply:

Please submit your resume and a cover letter outlining your qualifications and interest in the role to Sam Hadfield (sam.hadfield@greenrecruitmentcompany.com)