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Legal Counsel (Property) - Glasgow

4-8 years PQE lawyer to provide legal advice and support to relevant business units within RES working closely with other members of the legal team and the Legal Director and reporting to the Legal Director. The role will be based in Glasgow and is needed to support an increased portfolio of renewable energy projects, including onshore wind, battery storage and solar across the UK and Ireland. The role will mainly assist/support the development teams within RES but also a wider group of commercial and technical teams. The role will also have to liaise with and work alongside other members of the RES legal teams.

Key Accountabilities

The role will focus primarily on property and planning work within RES’ business throughout the UK, to include transactional work on major projects and carrying out legal reviews of documentation being dealt with by external solicitors. In addition, the role will involve providing general ad hoc legal and commercial advice typical of an in-house position as well as dealing with property and planning issues specific to the renewable energy industry on a wide variety of renewable energy projects, including onshore wind, battery storage and solar. The role will also involve instructing and managing external legal counsel in specialist areas and major transactions/projects. Close cooperation and liaison with RES personnel and teams is a fundamental part of the role.


Ideal candidate will have excellent academics and will have trained at a respected firm or company.

Computer literate with knowledge of Microsoft Office.


Able to work confidently and pro-actively in a team and alone.

Approaches work with diligence and attention to detail.

Previous in-house experience is not essential but the candidate must be an excellent communicator with the ability to work alongside a range of commercial and technical personnel, sharing a genuine interest in RES’ business and future.


Must have post qualification experience  property and ideally also in planning.   General experience in other areas of law would be  beneficial although not essential.Ideally, the candidate will have experience of working in the renewable energy industry.    

Dual-qualification (qualified in both Scotland and  in England & Wales) would be beneficial as work  is cross-border or a willingness to become dual- qualified.



Posted: 13/09/2017

Location: UK & Ireland

Contract Type:Full-Time, Permanent

Type of Role: Asset Management, Legal