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Planning Lawyer

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  • Sector:

    Public Sector & Not-for-Profit, Legal

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  • Salary:

    £40 - £45 per hour

  • Consultant:

    Zanub Najmi

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  • Reference:


  • Published:

    over 1 year ago

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A Local Authority based in Hertfordshire are seeking a Planning Lawyer to join their team on either a Full time or Part Time basis for an initial 3 months period with the view for extension. The council are offering fully remote working due to the current circumstances for the foreseeable future.

This is a fantastic opportunity for an experienced Planning Lawyer to join a friendly and supportive team. 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
  • Dealing with Judicial Reviews

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

A Planning lawyer with local authority experience is highly preferable, however our client is willing to consider Planning lawyers from other backgrounds with transferable skills.

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 Zanub Najmi in our Manchester office for a confidential discussion.

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