Senior Planning Lawyer

England, London
£60261 - £62457 per annum
28 Mar 2024
11 Apr 2024
Rayhaneh Tehrani
Job Title
Contract Type
Full Time

Senior Planning Lawyer

London Borough of Lewisham

Hybrid Working Arrangements

£60,261 - £62,457

Discover yourself in Lewisham where what you do makes a difference to the vibrant and culturally diverse communities! The London Borough of Lewisham is a fantastic place to work with a dynamic Legal Team.

The London Borough of Lewisham are working alongside Sellick Partnership to find a Senior Planning Lawyer to join their friendly team on a permanent basis.

The successful Senior Planning Lawyer will be required to:

  • Have extensive knowledge and experience working in planning, highways, transport, administrative law and environmental work
  • Undertake a varied and wide caseload of the more complex work while assisting the team
  • To attend the office twice per week
  • Deputise for the Principal Lawyer as appropriate
  • Ensure that legal advice and assistance is provided efficiently
  • Manage and co-ordinate the work of staff and provide advice and guidance
  • Attend committees as directed - there are usually three committees every two months
  • Deal with the preparation of the more complex or unique forms of documents, reports and agreements
  • Hold an up to date practising certificate - Solicitor, Barrister or Legal Executive

The Senior Planning Solicitor joining this team will enjoy the following benefits:

  • Local Government pension scheme
  • Bike loan and season tickets
  • Significant discounts in local cafes, shops and restaurants
  • Discounted Gym membership
  • Generous maternity, paternity and adoption leave
  • Access to a health insurance scheme
  • Supportive staff networks
  • Hybrid working arrangement

The ideal Senior Planning Lawyer will have experience of handling complex planning and highways matters. Experience of attending committees is essential, as is previous experience of managing or supervising other team members.

Interested in applying for the Planning Lawyer role?

This is brilliant opportunity for an experienced Senior Planning Lawyer to join an esteemed London Council with a great reputation, on a permanent basis. Please apply as soon as possible to be considered for this position, or contact Rayhaneh Tehrani in our Manchester office for an informal discussion about the role.


Lewisham Council is a Disability Confident employer. They welcome and encourage job applications of all abilities. If you require any reasonable adjustments in the application or interview, please contact us. Lewisham Council will make reasonable adjustments to make sure disabled applicants and those with health conditions are supported throughout the recruitment process. Lewisham Council support the access to work scheme, further details are available at /access-to-work/apply

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