Planning Solicitor

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The role of a Planning Solicitor

Planning solicitors will advise on all aspects of planning law for the council. They will provide a ‘legal health-check’ on appeals and applications.

When private or public entities want to develop or construct an area, the related legal issues need to be addressed by the solicitor.

The role of a Planning Solicitor includes:

  • Anticipating & addressing planning permissions
  • Reviewing & responding to planning objections
  • Minding any conservation areas, listed buildings & enforcement notices.
  • Processing & advising on appeals
  • Reviewing & negotiating legal documents & agreements
  • Advising clients
  • Managing a caseload of complex planning cases

Qualifications & Experience

As a solicitor, you’ll have fantastic career progression opportunities. When it comes to the law sector there are many different routes you can take. You can choose to work for a small law firm, the government, local authorities, charity or large private law firms.

Although there are ample opportunities to train and specialise, all roles require a law degree or an equivalent.

You will also be required to have experience of drafting, reviewing and negotiating legal documents and agreements for complex cases.


Contractors: £30 – £45 per hour

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Our Planning Solicitor jobs

We work with various organisations across the UK providing the Public, Private and Third sectors with Planning Solicitor and other industry professionals.

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