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In-house Lawyer job with award-winner Larkfleet

October 26, 2015

Larkfleet Group has exclusively retained Florit Brooke to hire another In-house Lawyer at its Lincolnshire HQ

Florit Brooke has been exclusively instructed by the award-winning Larkfleet Group in its search for an additional in-house lawyer.

Larkfleet is an award-winning housebuilding and development business with a focus on sustainability. The group’s activities encompass residential developments, sustainable energy projects, R&D and providing energy-efficiency improvements for new and existing buildings. Customers and clients include homebuyers, local authorities, housing associations, solar farm developers and the construction industry.

The newly created role, reporting to the company’s existing Group in-house lawyer, is geared towards a UK qualified lawyer with experience in a reputable commercial law firm or from within another in-house legal department, in either corporate, commercial, litgation or real estate, or a mixture of one or more. The role will be based in Larkfleet’s head office in Bourne and will entail managing a range of legal issues for the entire group, with the assistance of external lawyers.

Larkfleet companies include a sustainable house builder, a major developer of sustainable energy projects, an investor in sustainability focused research & development (R&D) projects and a provider of energy efficiency improvements for new and existing buildings. All the companies have a strong emphasis on environmental sustainability and corporate social responsibility.

The company’s CEO, Karl Hick, was recently the recipient of two titles at the Institute of Directors (IoD) East Midlands Director of the Year award.

  • East Midlands Director of the Year and
  • Director of the Year in the Large Company category.

Individual awards for Karl have followed earlier awards for Larkfleet companies and for the CEO personally.

At the end of 2014 Larkfleet won the Sustainability Award from the British Chambers of Commerce for its commitment to the environment and for investing in sustainability-focused research and development. Earlier this year Karl Hick also won the Outstanding Entrepreneur Award at the 2015 Global Business Excellence Awards.

The group has set up a R&D team to lead the development of new technologies in housing, waste and energy, wind and solar power. Some of the research has the potential to revolutionise the future of the construction industry, as the IoD recognised in presenting the award. The group is now investing further in both its management team and legal contingent, as well as investing further in people at all levels,  including apprentices and graduate trainees.

The company’s award highlighted features such as the fact that it builds using sustainable timber frames, minimises waste and the use of materials during construction and protects wildlife around its sites. It also noted that the company’s carbon emissions are independently verified and that it is driving down energy and water use, increasing recycling rates and reducing car travel where possible.

This success has been matched by further awards for the group through 2015.

Larkfleet company Lark Energy won the Innovative Development of the Year title at the Lincs Energy Awards for its Solar Steam R&D project, which aims to produce low-cost solar power. At the same awards Larkfleet was named as Sustainable Construction Company of the Year.

Lark Energy is also the current holder of the Solar Power Portal Award for best ground-mounted solar site under 10 MWp and the UK Solar Award for the best large ground mounted installation.

To apply for the role or to find out more about the in-house legal function and how it is set to grow, please speak to Miguel Florit.

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