Lawyer – Planning

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Lawyer - Planning
Interim Position

Camden RQ845272

Posted: 15th March 2023 15:43
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  • Pay Rate:

    £37.72 per hour PAYE

  • Hours per Week:

    36 Monday – Friday, normal working hours

  • This opening assignment is for 2-3 months


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What's involved with this role:

Interim Lawyer - Planning   

Reference no: Camden RQ845272   

Pay rate £37.72 per hour PAYE   

This opening assignment is for 2-3 months 

To provide a high quality and comprehensive legal service on all aspects of law relating to planning and contracts. To appear in court and in chambers on litigious matters as appropriate 

Key responsibilities: 


  • To manage own caseload, dealing with the more routine cases, with some supervision at the lower end of the grade and progressing through to the more complex cases, with a lesser level of supervision at the top end of the grade. 
  • To provide legal advice to officers and elected members. 
  • To conduct proceedings in courts and tribunals, including preparation of witness statements and assisting officers in the preparation of court documentation. 
  • To undertake advocacy work for the Council in County Courts, High Courts or Tribunals. 
  • To take part in department projects and inter-departmental projects 
  • To contribute to the effective performance of Legal Services 
  • To provide customers with output and service delivery as specified in the service level agreement 
  • To work with external stakeholders and members as necessary. 
  • To participate fully in the Council’s performance appraisal and personal development process in order to develop and enhance personal performance and service delivery. 
  • To implement the Council’s equal opportunities policies and its statutory responsibility with regard to other individuals and service delivery 

“Role Requirements” – to give yourself the maximum chance of success please try and ensure your CV addresses the following essential criteria: 

  • Qualified barrister, solicitor or legal executive with a full practising certificate 
  • Specialist knowledge of planning law and planning enforcement 
  • Broad knowledge of highways law, licensing law, local government law, data protection law and the Freedom of Information Act 
  • Experience of advising on planning law and drafting planning agreements 
  • Experience of researching and advising on complex legal matters 
  • Good interpersonal and communication skills (both written and verbal) 
  • Ability to build effective relationships with Council members, officers, external stakeholders and other legal team members 

NB: Please feel free to apply to us direct via [email protected] by quoting the job reference and job title exactly. SEE DETAILS AT THE BOTTOM OF THIS AD. 

If you have previously applied to one of our vacancies and have already sent the required supporting documentation to us, please make this clear when you re-apply as this will help speed up your application. 

To help speed up the process of uploading your CV to the client we would suggest that you send us your CV in Word format (or equivalent) if possible, rather than as a PDF. 

If you are successful in securing this role, please note that for the entire duration of this contract, regardless of extension you will be working this role at the PAYE rate that has been advertised. For absolute clarity, we only work on a PAYE basis, rather than entertaining umbrella pay terms, we do not offer Ltd/umbrella or outside IR35 rates. If you wish to understand PAYE vs Umbrella more, please let us know and we can send you some additional information for clarity. 

Please quote the Job Title & Vacancy Reference No. in your application, or we will be unable to match your CV to the role being applied for.

Other “Essential Requirements” – Please check to ensure that your CV addresses the following items: 

  1. Our clients are generally seeking applicants who are reasonably local, so on that basis we would ideally like you to supply us with your address (or at least your post code) and a telephone number so that we can reach you during working hours. 
  2. Your recent UK working experience going back at least 5 years, or full employment history if you have been working for fewer years than this. 
  3. Your availability to work either immediately, or at short notice. 
  4. Please refer to the Role Requirements section above - your CV must address the requirements listed. 


Other preferable/desirable details to include on your CV, if applicable: 

  1. Any local authority/public sector experience 
  2. Any relevant qualifications held or being studied for. 


Please note that clients invariably ask us to strip out contact details from CVs before we submit them for consideration. This is always quicker and easier to do if you send your CV to us in Word format, rather than as a PDF please

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Job Ref: Camden RQ845272
Lawyer - Planning
Client Category: Local Authority

Anticipated Length of Assignment: Unless otherwise stated (we do carry the occasional permanent vacancy) all of our roles are technically temporary, though opening assignments can be and often are, extended by clients on a longer term basis and can sometimes become permanent.

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Job Ref: Camden RQ845272
Lawyer - Planning
Client Category: Local Authority

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