Planning Solicitor


City of London, London

posted 06 Jun 24

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Planning Solicitor


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About this role

Ranked UK Law Firm
Associate/Senior Associate

The ranked UK law firm comprises of over 200 specialist lawyers across 16 departments and three offices. The firm have a broad practice, spanning commercial and private clients, civil and criminal, contentious and advisory work. The practice has for many years been consistently recognised in both the Legal 500 and Chamber & Partners HNW.

The firm's Real Estate planning team are recognised in the legal directories for their ability to navigate the complex landscape of real estate planning, ensuring their clients' projects are well-positions for success. The team advise on all aspects of contentious and non-contentious planning law, advising developers, investors, and individuals on issues ranging from planning applications, change of use and s106 agreements as well as advising on general planning policy and litigation.

The team are now seeking an experience solicitor to join their team in London.

The ideal candidate will have experience in:

  • strategic planning advice
  • compulsory purchase (promoting or objecting and negotiating compensation claims)
  • planning applications, inquiries and appeals
  • energy projects
  • s106 agreements
  • promotion agreements
  • advice on implications of proposed neighbourhood plans for development proposals
  • Community Infrastructure Levy issues
  • environmental impact assessment and appropriate assessments (Habitat Regulations)
  • judicial review and statutory challenges
  • enforcement issues - criminal and civil proceeding including appeals
  • highways agreements (s38 and s278 agreements)
  • listed building and conservation area advice
  • certificate of lawful development applications
  • tree preservation orders
  • modification and release of planning conditions
  • planning aspects of due diligence on site acquisitions
  • permitted development rights and prior approval applications (General Permitted Development Order 2015 applications)

Please apply as directed or confidentially contact Aidan McAvinue at Search Legal for more information. Alternatively, if this role is not for you, I am working a variety of other Planning opportunities with ranked teams in the City London so would be interested to talk to any Planning lawyer.

Search is an equal opportunities recruiter and we welcome applications from all suitably skilled or qualified applicants, regardless of their race, sex, disability, religion/beliefs, sexual orientation or age.

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    Full Time

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  • Expiry date

    06 July 2024

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