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Solicitor - Public rights of way

Job Description

Solicitor - Public Rights of Way

Location: Fully remote role. Can be hybrid if local to Lancashire

Salary: £50-60ph

Start Date: May

End Date: 4 month on going

Hours per week: 37

About the role

A Local authority in the Lancashire area is recruiting for 2 Solicitors who must specialise in Public Rights of Way work. As a Solicitor (Public Rights of Way), you will undertake legal casework relating to Public Rights of Way. Your core tasks will include providing legal advice and having conduct of a caseload of Public Rights of Way matters to be submitted to the Planning Inspectorate. This will include reviewing documentation, drafting statement of reasons, interviewing users, and preparing witness statements and comments on objections. You will liaise with Paralegals and Senior lawyers as required. You will also be responsible for other duties and responsibilities of a similar grade and nature as required.

About you

To be considered for this role, you must have:

  • Experience of working in a local government legal environment using up-to-date and authoritative knowledge to support the delivery of services
  • Experience of working to deadlines and managing your own caseload
  • Ability to communicate effectively, orally and in writing to both internal and external parties
  • Strong analytical and research skills with the ability to apply such to ensure service area objectives are achieved
  • Ability to work under pressure and organise a range of complex activities and priorities
  • Knowledge of Public Rights of Way Law
  • Display the company values and behaviours at all times
  • Commitment to Equality and Diversity
  • Commitment to Health and Safety

How to apply

If you are interested in this role and meet the criteria above, please submit your CV by the closing date of 30/04/24 at 5pm. Interviews will take place via Teams.

Apply now by getting in touch with Beth Kirby via email ( or phone (01772208969 )

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