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Planning Lawyer

  • Job reference: EC2002DEVONPLAN
  • Location: Devon
  • Job type: Temporary
  • Area of Expertise: Qualified
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Job description: PLANNING LAWYER

Location: Devon
Job Type: Permanent
Area of Expertise: Planning, Contracts and Licensing
Rate: £30+ LTD per hour

A fantastic opportunity to work as a Planning Lawyer within the Planning team of a local authority in Devon on a full time basis for an initial period of 6 months. You will be working with a variety of planning matters including planning agreements and enforcement with associated development control work. You will also be dealing with procurement, contracts and licensing matters in particular environmental health. The ideal candidate will have experience in this area ideally within a public authority setting.

*Assist with existing planning casework
*Deal with complex and sensitive case work
*Deal with contracts and procurement
*Deal with licensing matters in particular environmental health issues
*Advise on the implications of new legislation and case law
*Advise on legal, ethical and governance issues
*Work on enforcement issues and public enquiries
*Deal with associated development control legal work
*Provide advice at planning committees
*Deal with s78 planning appeals and liaise with Counsel as required

*Experience of working for a local authority desirable
*Knowledge of planning, contracts, procurement and licensing is essential
*Current knowledge of local government legislation and government guidance
*Understanding of data production, freedom of information and confidentiality requirements

Should you wish to discuss this role before applying, please contact Emma Clapham on 01772 208969 or email

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*Exceptional referral bonuses
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Service Care Legal is a specialist recruitment agency supplying temporary and permanent professionals to Private Practices, Local Authorities and In-house Legal Departments nationwide. We have in-depth experience of recruiting at all levels within the legal industry and consultants who specialise in specific markets to ensure you have a dedicated point of contact who's an expert in your area.

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