Solicitor (Highways & Planning)

  • Location
    Kingston Upon Thames, Surrey
  • Salary
    £ 40 - £ 45 / Hour
  • Category
    Legal - Legal
  • Job type
  • Industry
  • External Reference

Our client within public sector is looking for qualified Solicitor/ Lawyer to work within their Highways and Planning legal team based in Kingston upon Thames. The role is offered on a 6 months contract basis paying up to £45/hour PAYE or £57.39/hour (umbrella rate/ inside IR35) depending on experience.

Our client is looking for flexible and motivated solicitor to join this friendly and committed team. The Solicitor will be responsible for the following:

  • Conduct several highways and planning agreements , some high profile, securing significant benefits for Surrey residents.

  • Advise on general highways and planning issues, planning enforcement, local government law, Commons, Village Greens, and have conduct of any related litigation.

  • Advise Members, particularly Members of the County's Planning and Regulatory Committee.

  • Deputise for the Principal Lawyer as required.

The work is fast-paced and key to the delivery of the Council's strategic goals.

Required skills and Experience:

  • Good experience in Highways and Planning Law and negotiating agreements; advocacy will not form part of this role.

  • Providing solutions-focused and enabling advice on a range of planning and highways - related legal matters

  • ability to learn quickly about subjects in which you may not have had any prior experience;

  • Effective team working;

  • Managing competing priorities to achieve client deadlines; and

  • Exemplary client care.

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Please apply with your CV to: Sharon moses