Property Lawyer – Property & Planning 

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Property Lawyer - Property & Planning 
Interim Position

Gloucestershire 5235859

Posted: 14th September 2023 15:25
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  • Pay Rate:

    up to £60.00 per hour PAYE depending on experience

  • Hours per Week:

    30 Monday – Friday, normal working hours

  • This opening assignment is for 5-6 months


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What's involved with this role:

Interim Property Lawyer - Property & Planning   

Reference no: Gloucestershire 5235859   

Pay Rate:  up to £60.00 per hour PAYE depending on experience   

37 Monday – Friday, normal working hours 

This opening assignment is for 5-6 months  


Advising in house clients on property related matters from purchases/disposals, leases, licences, wayleaves, easements, agricultural tenancies, education (school sites). Supporting clients on large scale projects, requiring reports on title etc. 

Key Responsibilities: 


  • Carry a caseload of cases as directed by the Principal and Senior Lawyers  
  • Ensure high levels of client satisfaction, communication and feedback  
  • Support the Principal/Senior Lawyers in the management of the service  
  • Achieve the best outcome for the client in a timely and flexible manner.  
  • Work collaboratively with professionals and client departments in order to build excellent working relationships which are supportive to the client departments 

NB: Please feel free to apply to us direct via job[email protected] by quoting the job reference and job title exactly. 

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: 


  • Qualified barrister, Solicitor or a Chartered Legal Executive or qualified by way of legal experience in one of the legal advice areas   



  • Good knowledge of English law and practice 
  • Substantial knowledge and good experience in any or all of the following areas:  
    • Contract and Procurement Law  
    • Property  
    • Planning and Highways 



  • Extensive experience of advising on property matters preferably within the public sector.     
  • 3 years’ up-to-date substantial experience in any or all of the above advice areas.  
  • Experience of working in local government   


Skills & Abilities: 

  • Good interpersonal and communication skills to be able to advise members, staff, other organisations and members of the public courteously and efficiently in person and by telephone. 
  • IT skills including the ability to use a case management system   
  • Good ability to research the law and have problem solving skills and good ability to convey legal and factual issues to various audiences.   
  • Ability to work collaboratively with professionals and client departments in order to build excellent working relationships and one which is supportive to the client department.   



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Job Ref: Gloucestershire 5235859
Property Lawyer - Property & Planning 
Client Category: Local Authority

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Job Ref: Gloucestershire 5235859
Property Lawyer - Property & Planning 
Client Category: Local Authority

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