Legal Counsel

2 days left

East Finchley, London (Greater)
competitive salary
30 Jun 2017
28 Jul 2017
Job Title
Contract Type
Full Time

McDonald's Restaurants Limited are looking for a Legal Counsel to join the UK in-house legal team based at the UK Headquarters in East Finchley, London.

Details about the Client

McDonald's is one of the world's leading restaurant businesses. NYSE listed and employing in excess of 1.7 million people, McDonald's has over 36,000 restaurants worldwide, serving approximately 69 million customers daily. Recognised by Forbes as one of the Most Valuable and Powerful Brands in the World, McDonald's has an unprecedented reputation as an employer of choice and in 2017 was placed 6th on the Sunday Times 30 Best Big Companies to Work for list.

Detailed Job Description

McDonald's promises high quality, varied work in a friendly and supportive culture. The legal team embodies the company's innovative, forward-thinking spirit.

The role will initially report into Head of Legal - Real Estate & Franchising, working closely with other solicitors in the Legal team and involves varied real estate legal support to the business, principally undertaking acquisition and management transactions including freehold and leasehold acquisitions with development aspects, lease renewals, reversionary leases, underlettings and disposals.

Candidate's Profile

An applicant should be a qualified solicitor of around 3 - 5 PQE* with strong academic credentials and commercial landlord and tenant and site acquisition experience gained with a respected law firm or within an established in-house real estate department. Some knowledge of planning and construction law and some development experience is preferred. In-house or secondment experience will be advantageous but is not essential.

You will be self-reliant, commercial and pragmatic with strong written and verbal communication skills, including strong drafting skills and the ability to clearly and concisely explain concepts to non-legal stakeholders and to push back as necessary.

*Any reference to PQE is intended as a guide only and does not preclude applications from those with more or less PQE.


What's on offer

A competitive salary (depending on experience) + an excellent benefits package + discretionary bonus.

Where specific UK qualifications are required we will take into account overseas equivalents. All third party applications will be forwarded to Michael Page.

Ref Code: MPTL13836271Z

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