Planning Lawyer – Legal Services

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Planning Lawyer – Legal Services
ISLINGTON, London
Interim Position

Islington RQ781906

Posted: 13th January 2023 12:08
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  • Pay Rate:

    £151.78 per day PAYE

  • Hours per Week:

    35 Monday – Friday, normal working hours

  • This opening assignment is for 2-3 months

  • ISLINGTON, London,

    N7 7EP

What's involved with this role:

Interim Planning Lawyer – Legal Services

Reference no: Islington RQ781906

Pay rate: £151.78 per day PAYE

A DBS disclosure is listed as a requirement for this role; however the level of disclosure has not been specified by the client

Hybrid role

Working outside normal office hours will be required on occasions

An experienced Planning Lawyer is required to advise planning and highway colleagues, draft planning and highway agreements and deal with planning appeals and high court challenges.   Knowledge of planning and highways law, related legislation and experience of drafting, negotiating and concluding section 106 and 278 agreements is essential.

A lawyer (solicitor, barrister or FILEX) with a minimum of two years post qualification experience in the legal profession or exceptional experience of shorter duration.

To help deliver transformational projects, as well as making a real contribution to the quality of life and sustainability of the borough.

 

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

Qualifications:

  • Qualified to practice as solicitor or barrister in England (or comparable jurisdiction) or FILEX qualification.

 

Experience:

  • 2 years’ post qualification experience in the planning area or exceptional experience of shorter duration, including drafting complex highways and planning agreements and giving legal advice.
  • Demonstrate a thorough knowledge of and ability to apply planning, highway and road traffic law (including recent and proposed changes).
  • Demonstrate knowledge of local government and administrative law.

 

Skills:

  • Ability to draft negotiate and conclude planning and highways agreements and other legal documentation.
  • Ability to review and advise on new legislation, case law and other developments and to make consequential changes to precedent documents.
  • Ability to communicate clearly and concisely in writing and orally and present arguments in a confident, articulate and persuasive manner.
  • Ability to give clear and proactive legal advice in a manner which supports clients in meeting their needs and achieving their aims and objectives.
  • Ability to assist with the training supervision and development of staff.
  • Ability to work as part of a team and develop and maintain good working relations with clients and colleagues.
  • Ability to comply with good practice management standards as laid down by the Law Society or other relevant body.
  • Strong IT skills using Microsoft packages or equivalent (e.g. G Suite).

 

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. Unless the DBS requirement stated above is for a Basic Disclosure, your DBS must be either through us or be accompanied by a subscription to the DBS updating service.
  5. 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.

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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: Islington RQ781906
Planning Lawyer – Legal Services
Client Category: Local Authority

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Planning Lawyer – Legal Services
Client Category: Local Authority

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