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Planning Lawyer

We are delighted to be recruiting for a wonderful opportunity for a Planning Lawyer to join a Central London Borough Council. This role is a 3-month locum contract with the view to extend onto a rolling basis.

The Planning Lawyer will be undertaking a personal caseload of planning & highways work and providing legal advice. Further duties will include:

  • Drafting, negotiating and concluding planning and highway agreements and other legal documentation
  • Handling more complex planning agreements
  • Dealing with Section 106 agreements
  • Assisting as necessary with major development projects and attend project meetings
  • To act as an advocate where appropriate, at planning hearings, planning inquiries, etc.
  • Drafting reports to the planning and planning sub-committee

The successful Planning Lawyer will be suitably qualified, solicitor or equivalent, and will possess a sound understanding and experience of planning law. They should also possess experience of drafting complex highways and planning agreements and giving legal advice.

Prior experience of working in a local authority is highly desirable, but is not a requirement, as our client will strongly consider those from other backgrounds.

The Council are located in a great central location, with amenities such as public transport links and cafes right-by the offices. The Council also offer 1-day a week working from home.

If you are interested, please apply immediately to be considered for short-listing. Alternatively, should you require further information or wish to discuss your suitability before applying, please do not hesitate to contact Zanub Najmi in our Manchester office for a confidential discussion.

Sellick Partnership is a market-leading professional services recruitment specialist operating across the UK. Over the years we have built up an enviable relationship with employers and our expert team of consultants boast up-to-date market knowledge and a strong reputation making Sellick Partnership best placed to help you.

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