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Planning Lawyer

  • Job reference: EC2004PLANLOCUM
  • Location: Leeds, West Yorkshire
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Area of Expertise: Qualified
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Job description: SENIOR PLANNING LAWYER

Location: West Yorkshire
Job Type: Locum
Area of Expertise: Planning and Highways
Salary: £25-40LTD per hour DOE

A placement for a Senior Planning Lawyer to work within the Planning and Highways team of a local authority in West Yorkshire for a short-term contract of around 2-4 weeks. The placement is full time and you will be working within the Planning and Highways team to assist with their workload of enforcement issues, public enquiries and general planning and highways work in addition to environmental cases, rights of way, compulsory acquisition and waste management. The ideal candidate will have planning and highways experience in a local authority setting and be competent in dealing with more complex issues.
Responsibilities:
*Assist with existing highways and planning casework
*Deal with complex and sensitive case work
*Advise on the implications of new legislation and case law
*Advise on legal, ethical and governance issues
*Work on enforcement issues and public enquiries
*Work on environmental issues, rights of way, compulsory acquisitions and waste management cases
*Attend and participate in committee meetings as required

Requirements:
*Qualified Solicitor or Qualified Legal Executive
*Experience of working for a local authority
*Knowledge of highways and planning
*In depth knowledge of Planning and Highways Law 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 emma.clapham@servicecare.org.uk

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