Planning Solicitor

England, Bristol
£38000 - £43000 per annum
17 Oct 2016
31 Oct 2016
Sarah Wood
Job Title
Practice Area
Planning / Environment
PQE Level
2-4, NQ
Contract Type
Full Time

Fantastic opportunity for an NQ solicitor, or solicitor up to c 2 year pqe with a background in planning and environmental law, to join a growing team, in a Top 100 that is going from strength to strength. The Team's planning work includes non-contentious elements such as negotiating and drafting both planning and infrastructure agreements, due diligence reports as well as preparing and submitting planning applications. The contentious planning work covers advising on statutory appeals and representation at hearings and Public Inquiries. It also covers advising clients in relation to statutory challenges in the High Court and judicial review. The team also undertakes work in the Magistrates' Court when defending/mitigating in relation to criminal offences for non-compliance with Enforcement Notices, Planning Contravention Notices, Breach of Condition Notices, breaches in relation to Listed Buildings, Conservation Areas and TPOs. The team also advises on Assets of Community Value, Community Infrastructure Levy (and associated appeals) together with the Compulsory Purchase and Compensation regime, Town and Village Greens, Highways and Rights of Way.

The Team's Environmental work covers non-contentious work such as due diligence for acquisitions of Brownfield sites and advising in relation to the contaminated land regime. The contentious work covers the statutory nuisance regime and associated appeals against abatement notices, advising in relation to controlled waste offences under the Environmental Protection Act 1990. The team also advises on the operation of the Environmental Permitting Regulations and Waste Packaging Regulations and, in particular, defending/mitigating in relation to associated offences under those regulations including the Civil Sanctions regime.

This firm is genuinely a great place to work with friendly, approachable partners who will provide on going support and training throughout your career, and give you the opportunity to build up close client relationships and get involved in business development at an early stage. If you are looking for a new challenge and have enjoyed planning and environmental law during your training contract and want to specialise in this area, our client would like to hear from you. Please contact Sarah Wood for more information, a detailed job spec and a comprehensive review of the planning market in Bristol and across the South West.

Chadwick Nott Ltd is acting as an Employment Agency in relation to this vacancy.