Locum Planning Solicitor

Chadwick Nott
England, Bristol
£35 - £45 per hour
26 Feb 2018
26 Mar 2018
Emily Bulman
Sector/Practice Area
Public Sector
Vacancy Type
Full time

An opportunity has arisen for a locum planning lawyer to join the busy environmental team at a large South West local authority. This exciting role covers a wide spectrum of town and country planning matters, including listed buildings, highways matters, conservation projects and town and village green legislation.

This is an on-going assignment. Previous locum lawyers at this authority have enjoyed long term contracts of at least 6 months, with many still in post after a year.

This is an opportunity to join a team of specialist planning and regulatory lawyers, all of whom have a wealth of public sector experience between them. The team advises on major projects regularly, working mainly for the local area, but in more recent years have started advising throughout the South West region, working in partnership with their neighbouring councils.

This post can be offered on a full or part time basis depending upon the candidate's preferences. A minimum of 3 days a week is required. Candidates are able to work remotely after an initial bedding in period.

A minimum of four years' experience as a practicing lawyer and legal advisor in the field of planning is expected as well as proven success working in an effective legal team, building quality relationship with colleagues and clients. Solicitors must either hold a current practicing certificate or be able to get one upon appointment. Barristers and Fellows of the Chartered Institute of Legal Executives are also encouraged to apply. The ideal applicant will also have good organisational and IT skills.

Duties will include:

  • Drafting and advising in relation to planning notices, orders and byelaws, including: listed buildings, temporary stop notices, tree preservation orders, certificates of lawful use, abatement notices, waste management notes and public space protection orders
  • Drafting agreements including S106 and S278 agreements
  • Giving policy advice with regards to planning, including local and neighbourhood plans and waste management strategy
  • Undertaking prosecution work, advocacy and litigation support in regards to planning
  • Conducting public inquiries for the local planning authority judicial review
  • Giving specialist legal advice on complex matters including public rights of way, town and village greens, transport projects, compulsory purchase, listed buildings and conservation areas

This post will give the successful applicant great exposure to complex and varied work. The post holder will enjoy a high level of responsibility with a great deal of client contact.

Hourly rate is negotiable dependent upon experience but candidates can expect an offer of £35 - £45 per hour, dependent upon experience (Inside IR35). 1 -2 days working from home each week can also be arranged, if required.

To apply for this post please contact Emily Bulman at Chadwick Nott, Birmingham.

0121 200 5575 or email emilybulman@chadwicknott.co.uk

Chadwick Nott Ltd is acting as an Employment Business in relation to this vacancy.