Solicitor – Planning

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Solicitor - Planning
Interim Position

W Berkshire 5235191

Posted: 4th September 2023 15:45
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  • Pay Rate:

    £22.08 per hour PAYE

  • Hours per Week:

    37 Monday – Friday, normal working hours

  • This opening assignment is for 3 months


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What's involved with this role:

Interim Solicitor - Planning   

Reference no: W Berkshire 5235191   

Pay Rate: £22.08 per hour PAYE   

37 Monday – Friday, normal working hours 

This opening assignment is for 3 months  

City: NEWBURY   

Hybrid working 

To assist in the provision of legal advice and support to Council Services primarily on planning, highways work and public rights of way. In particular, to take the lead in drafting planning and highway agreements. There will also be some work as regards Information Governance and Corporate Complaints 

Key Responsibilities: 


  • To personally undertake and maintain a caseload of work with primary emphasis in the area of Town and Country Planning (including s106 agreements, policy, minerals and waste, and CIL) highways work (drafting of agreements and notices) and public rights of way. The caseload is both contentious and non-contentious.  
  • Assisting, when necessary, other work of the team including Information Governance and Corporate Complaints. 
  • To provide timely and appropriate good quality legal services to the Council, its service areas and the meetings of Members and Officers Council, including attendance at such meetings ensuring that decisions and actions comply with the Council’s Constitution and are defensible.  
  • To advise and research on new legislation (with emphasis on practical implementation)  
  • To assist the Principal Lawyer in the area of high level planning and other associated matters when required.  
  • To provide advice and guidance to Officers and Members including on the interpretation of legal documents.  
  • To assist in the drafting and preparation of legal documentation and to undertake negotiation and completion of the same.  
  • To develop and maintain effective working relationships with other service areas within the Council and with outside organisations where appropriate.  
  • To research and keep abreast of recent developments in the main areas of work covered and assist in delivering training to client departments on the same from time to time.  
  • To contribute to the work of the service in order to achieve and maintain high levels of service. 

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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 Solicitor / Barrister / Chartered Legal Executive  
  • Minimum 2: 2 Honours Degree (any subject) 



  • Good knowledge and understanding of one or more of the following areas of law : Planning, highways work, public rights of way 



  • Experience of one or more of the following areas of law: Planning, highways work, public rights of way 


Skills & Abilities: 

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills with ability to write clear and concise reports and to present informational oral and written skills. 
  • Ability to use Outlook, and a web browser to access information  
  • Basic ability to use Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint etc)  
  • Ability to give high level legal advice to officers and members 



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Solicitor - Planning
Client Category: Local Authority

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