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Planning Solicitor

Job Description

Service Care Legal are currently working with a superb Local Authority, based in Greater Manchester, which is in need of an experienced Planning Solicitor to join their team.

Role: Planning Solicitor

Location: Greater Manchester

Contract Length: 3 - 6 months ongoing

Rate of Pay: £55ph umbrella

The Role:

This company is seeking a highly skilled Planning Solicitor to provide legal support and advice across the Council on matters relating to Town and Country Planning. As a Planning Solicitor, you will be responsible for the delivery of legal advice and support in the following legal specialism.

  • Town and Country Planning
  • Compulsory Purchase.
  • Ad-Hoc planning issues

Key Responsibilities

  • To provide an effective, efficient, comprehensive and professional in-house legal service to the Council
  • To provide in-house legal support to the Council in relation to the Council's functions as Planning Authority and Highways Authority
  • To ensure the effective execution of the Council's legal work arising from decisions of the Council, its Committees and the day-to-day operation of its Services with particular emphasis on the Council's functions as Planning Authority and Highways Authority
  • To represent the Council in Committees and to undertake advocacy as appropriate
  • To keep up to date with all relevant legislation and codes of practice and to comply with any continuing professional development requirements
  • To undertake such other legal duties commensurate with grade as are assigned to the post holder by the Head of Legal or the Senior Legal Property Team Executive/Team Leader demonstrating political sensitivity at all times.


  • They are looking for someone with 2-3 years PQE or above in Planning Law
  • ideally with experience working with a local authority in the Planning department
  • Someone who has a good understanding of Section 106 and up to date Planning Law

If this Planning Solicitorrole sounds like an opportunity that is right for you or someone you know, then don't hesitate to get in touch with Howard Whitehead via email, or via phone at 01772208969 .

We also welcome referrals for this position, where a successful recommendation would be worth £250.