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Planning Solicitor

Planning Solicitor

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    £43000 per annum

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    Oliver Coodye

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    02921 673 719

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    12 months ago

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Planning Solicitor
UK – Bristol – Highly regarded firm – Salary: £43,000.00

Yolk Recruitment is working with an award winning market leading firm with multiple offices based in the South West seeking a Planning Solicitor to play a crucial role in their ambitious expansion plans.
The role involves advising on urban and rural schemes with a client base consisting of house builders and banks amongst others. There is a hybrid element to the role working between your home and the office.
This is what you'll be doing 

As a Planning Solicitor, you will deal with the following non-contentious work:-
  • Preparing and submitting planning applications
  • Negotiating and drafting planning and infrastructure agreements
  • Due diligence for acquisitions of sites
  • Advising on planning policy and case law, planning strategy and related matters such as Community Infrastructure Levy
  • Advising on environmental matters such as EIA and contaminated land regime
You will also deal with the following contentious work:-
  • Advising on statutory appeals and representation at hearing and public inquiries
  • Advising clients on statutory challenges in the High Court and judicial review
  • Defending / mitigating in the Magistrates’ Court in relation to planning and environmental criminal offences
  • Advising on Assets of Community Value, Community Infrastructure Levy (and associated appeals) together with the Compulsory Purchase and Compensation regime, Town and Village Greens and Highways 
  • Advising on appeals against abatement notices, controlled waste offences, Environmental Permitting Regulations and Waste packaging regulations
This is what you'll bring to the Team

This is an exciting opportunity for a NQ - 4 years PQE Solicitor ideally with contentious and non-contentious planning and environmental law. Applications from those with a suitable level of experience will be welcomed.
Essential to the fulfilment of this role are strong interpersonal and people skills capable of maintaining and building good client relationships as you will play a part in helping support and grow the practice further.
The Planning team is lead by the Head of Planning and Environmental and includes Senior Associates and Solicitors.

This is what you'll get in return

This is an excellent opportunity for a qualified Solicitor to join a progressive firm as a Planning Solicitor, and the variety of benefits which can be tailored around the requirements for you and your family include private medical and dental insurance and health checks.
Are you interested in this position? 

If you are looking to pursue the next step in your career with a highly regarded law firm, we encourage you to apply by contacting Oliver Coodye on 07458 142 713 or alternatively send your CV to
Yolk Recruitment is an equal opportunities employer and embraces diversity in our workforce. We employ the best people for the job at hand and actively encourage applications from all qualified candidates, regardless of gender, age, race, religion, sexual orientation, disability, educational background, parental status, gender identity or any other protected characteristic. We champion and celebrate diversity at Yolk allowing our team to bring their whole selves to work.
*Please note, whilst we do our best to contact all candidates, due to the high number of applications we receive we cannot guarantee this for every role. If you have not heard anything from us within 7 days of applying - then unfortunately you have been unsuccessful. Please keep an eye on our website for more opportunities.
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