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Planning Lawyer

Type: Permanent
Location: Bedfordshire, Home Counties North
Pay Details: £37,000.00- £45,000.00
Sector: Public Sector/Not-for-Profit
Experience Level: Lawyer
Reference: HB/025143

Our client, a busy Local Authority are seeking an experienced Planning Lawyer to join their team on a permanent basis.


The successful Planning Lawyer will be required to carry a full and varied caseload from the outset dealing with the following matters:


  • To act as a legal advisor to the client organisations in planning, large scale development and highways and other corporate or constitutional and administrative matters to ensure compliance with statutory duties and obligations and to protect the best interests of the client organisations.


  • Advising and negotiating on projects involving multiple agencies and client interests, including the third sector and charitable organisations.


  • To represent clients in negotiations and discussions with third parties in matters regarding the areas of legal practice relevant to the post.


You will be required to have previous experience of handling a varied and complex caseload and ideally previous public sector experience. Candidates with the relevant experience from other sectors are encouraged to apply. The ability to work autonomously is essential for this role.


If this sounds like your ideal next role, please get in touch by sending your CV in the first instance-



At LAW Absolute we endeavour to respond to all applications within 48 hours.  However due to the volume of applications we receive we may not be able to respond to every candidate individually.  If you have not heard from us within a 48 hour timeframe your application has not been successful and your details have not been retained.


LAW Absolute acts as an employment business for temporary recruitment and as an employment agency for fixed term contract and permanent recruitment.


LAW Absolute has specialised in legal local government recruitment since 2003. Today, almost 400 lawyers work through LAW Absolute within local government throughout England and Wales. Our reputation, networks and exceptional market knowledge place LAW Absolute in the prime position to provide the best possible service to both employers and lawyers seeking work.

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