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Planning Lawyer

  • Location

    City of London, London

  • Sector:

    Legal, Public Sector & Not-for-Profit

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  • Salary:

    £33 - £44 per hour + flexible working arrangements

  • Consultant:

    Xiomara Cabello

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  • Published:

    9 months ago

  • Duration:

    6 Months

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Planning Lawyer - Central Government
Contract - 6 months

£33 - £44 per hour
London (Currently Remote)

About the Role:
An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Planning Lawyer to join a Central Government Legal Department in London for a minimum of 6 months. This is a diverse role that combines advisory work with contentious litigation across a broad range of planning issues. The successful candidate will be a qualified Lawyer (Solicitor, Barrister or equivalent) and will have strong complex planning experience. The role is open to lawyers with planning experience in other commonwealth jurisdictions.

Key Requirements

The ideal candidate for the Planning Lawyer role will have:

  • Qualified Lawyer (Solicitor, Barrister or equivalent)
  • Experience managing a caseload of complex planning cases
  • Planning Litigation experience is highly desirable
  • Experience of statutory drafting is highly desirable
  • 3+ years of post-qualified experience
  • Public sector/Local Government experience desirable but not essential

Key responsibilities
The successful candidate for the Planning Lawyer role will be required to:

  • Provide legal advice to planning policy colleagues on reforms to the planning system
  • Provide advice to planning casework colleagues and to ministers on planning decisions called in for the Secretary of State's own determination and on recovered appeals
  • Provide advice to planning policy colleagues on housing
  • Provide training or training materials for policy colleagues

On Offer

  • Central London location (when office based)
  • Central Government role
  • 6 month contract with likely extension
  • £33-44 per hour
  • Remote working with flexible working arrangements available in the future

We encourage interested applicants to apply immediately to be considered for short listing. Alternatively should you require further information or wish to discuss your suitability before applying please contact Xiomara Cabello in our London office for a confidential discussion on 0203 997 9255.

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