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Planning Lawyer

  • Location

    City of London, London

  • Sector:

    Legal, Public Sector & Not-for-Profit

  • Job type:


  • Salary:

    £33 - £45 per hour + Flexible Working Arrangements

  • Consultant:

    Xiomara Cabello

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  • Published:

    5 months ago

  • Duration:

    6 months +

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Planning Lawyer

6 Months+ - Full time - Contract

£33-£45 per Hour

London, Hybrid-Working (remote currently then 2 days in office in future)

A Planning Lawyer is required to join a Central Government team to provide high quality and strategic Planning Law services. My client is looking for an enthusiastic individual who is an experienced Planning Lawyer to join their Government team on an initial 6 month contract with a high likelihood of extension.

As a Planning Lawyer, you will be responsible for planning policies, safety policies, integration and regeneration. You will be responsible for boosting budgets for local growth, and supporting strong public services. The London planning team has 25 lawyers comprising of 6 teams. You will be providing legal advice alongside these teams on a wide range of planning and public law matters.

Key Responsibilities of the Planning Lawyer

  • Having an ambitious agenda to drive up housing supply and increase home ownership.
  • Reform and develop planning policies and advise on planning decisions
  • Be involved in the preparation of primary and secondary legislation.

Required Skills and experience of the Planning Lawyer

  • Qualified Solicitor or Barrister (or equivalent) is essential.
  • Minimum of 3 years PQE
  • Planning Law experience
  • Public law experience
  • Experience of statutory drafting is desired.

What is on offer for the Planning Lawyer?

  • £64,000 - £69,000 Annual Equivalent
  • Flexible working arrangements
  • Central London Location
  • Access to Unique Government Work
  • Long term contract lengths

This is a fantastic opportunity to join a well-established Central Government team that prides itself in the first-class service it offers to clients. Our client also offers the potential extension of your 6 month contract as a Planning Lawyer.

If you believe you have the necessary skills and experience for the Planning Lawyer role, please apply now, or contact Xiomara at Sellick Partnership.

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