New Planning Role, Mid-Size London Firm, 2-5 PQE (Great Culture & Flexible Working)

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New Planning Role, Mid-Size London Firm, 2-5 PQE (Great Culture & Flexible Working)

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  • Sector:

    Planning, Real Estate

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  • Contact:

    Chris Woodward

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  • Contact phone:

    020 3005 3265

  • Job ref:

    CGW PL 20

  • Published:

    4 months ago

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Job Title: Solicitor (Planning) – 2 to 5 years PQE

Group: Real Estate Group

Status: Permanent / Full time

The team:

The planning team sits within our wider Real Estate Group, which also includes Real Estate Development, Investment and Finance; Construction; Residential Property and Property Litigation.The planning team comprises two partners, and we are now looking to recruit an experienced planning solicitor to join the

Overview of role:

The work will involve a mixture of stand-alone planning work and supporting real estate development and transactional work. The Planning team advises on both contentious and non-contentious matters, working with a fantastic client base including well-known house builders, investors and developers.


  • Negotiating section 106 agreements;

  • Juridical review and legal challenges;

  • Advising on highways law issues, including negotiating highways (section38/278) agreements, highways licences and diversion/stopping up of highways;

  • Negotiating other infrastructure agreements, e.g. section 104 agreements;

  • Planning appeals;

  • Applications for certificates of lawfulness

  • Legal audit of planning applications, particularly larger applications involving environmental impact assessment;

  • Due diligence and planning support in relation to development projects and site acquisitions;

  • Providing strategic and regulatory advice, for example in relation to community infrastructure levy, phasing of developments and use of permitted development rights;

 Experience required:

The candidate should have 2-5 years post qualification experience working within a well-established planning practice or local authority, with first-hand experience of providing advice to clients and colleagues on the above areas of work.

We are looking for someone who is independently motivated, a self-starter but who enjoys working in a small and friendly team of like-minded individuals.

 Key skills:

  • Common sense, commercial approach to giving legal advice.

  • Able to win client confidence and provide high levels of service.

  • Team player

  • Accuracy and attention to detail

  • Excellent organisational and time management skills

  • Excellent communication skills. Aside from with colleagues, must be able to communicate effectively with clients via telephone, email, and face to face meetings

  • Contribution to Team know how and marketing