Planning and Highways Lawyer

LAW Absolute
Gloucestershire (GB)
£40.00 - £50.00 per hour
23 Mar 2021
20 Apr 2021
Vacancy Type
Solicitors, Public Sector
Full Time
Practice Areas
Experience Level
Not Disclosed

A local authority based in South West England are seeking a Planning and Highways Lawyer to cover a period of maternity leave. The role will start in April and will run until the end of September 2021.

The successful Planning Lawyer will be required to pick up a full and substantial caseload from the outset. You will be required to undertake the following:

  • Advise on a broad range of planning legal work including compulsory purchase orders, public rights of way, highways matters, town and village greens.
  • Negotiate and draft planning agreements, planning enforcements.
  • Attend committee and inquiries.
  • Act as the legal advisor to the Development Control Committees.

Previous local government experience is highly advantageous. Candidate must have a practising certificate, have covered all the areas listed and be available to start on no more than two weeks’ notice.

To register an interest in the role, please submit your CV to

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