Planning Solicitor

Cathedral Appointments Limited
Highly competitive
30 Sep 2016
31 Oct 2016
Contract Type
Planning Solicitor - Cathedral Appointments currently have an excellent opportunity for an experienced Planning Solicitor to join a Local Authority based in South Devon. The purpose of this role is to provide a comprehensive scheme of legal services and advice to the Council. As Planning Solicitor, responsibilities will include, but are not limited to: · The post holder will attend the Planning Committee, including the giving of advice on legal and procedural matters. · The conduct of some planning inquiries, County Court and Magistrates Court cases, including site inspections, interviews with witnesses, having total discretion as to the way each case is run. This will include the preparation of papers and drafting of documents and advocacy. · The preparation of Section 106 Agreements. · Miscellaneous planning advice to officers and members. · The making of compulsory purchase orders, including taking witnesses’ statements, inspecting sites and conducting any public inquiry. · Conveyancing. · Drafting and service of planning notices. Planning Solicitor - Qualifications and Experience: · SRA registered Solicitor, qualified to practise in England and Wales with current practising certificate. · Legal experience in planning matters gained in local government or in private practice. · Advocacy experience. · Experience of preparing Section 106 Agreements. · Understanding of the way in which private commerce and the Council interact. · Knowledge of the Town and Country Planning Act. · Knowledge of planning enforcement powers and procedures. · Knowledge of Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) Regulations. Desirable · Qualified Solicitor Advocate. · Experience of Development Plan preparation. · Experience of the exercise of Compulsory Purchase Powers. · Knowledge of the general law relating to local government, including freedom of information and data protection. This is a fantastic opportunity for an experienced Planning Solicitor who is looking for the next step in their career. The successful candidate will be able to set their own priorities and work pattern, will have access to exceptional training and development and will receive a great benefits package. Key Words: Planning Solicitor, Legal, Fee Earner, Law Firm, LLB, LPC, Higher Rights, Law Degree, Law, Jobs in Devon, South Devon Jobs, Exeter Jobs, Legal Jobs, Solicitor Jobs This job was originally posted as

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