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Senior Lawyer Planning
  • Employer: London Borough of Tower Hamlets
  • Reference: GOV00212
  • Published: Fri 20/12/2019, 3:00 AM
  • Closing on: Sun 19/01/2020, 23:59 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: Full time
  • Salary: £46293 - £49203
  • DBS Check: No
  • Location: Tower Hamlets

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Senior Lawyer Planning

Benefits and Allowances

A marketsupplement of up to £5k is available for the successful candidate.

Our existing terms, conditions and benefits are currently under review

Role Purpose

A vibrant and diverse borough, fromthe soaring heights of Canary Wharf to the bustling street market on PetticoatLane, Tower Hamlets is home to some of London’s most recognisable streetscenes. This vibrant borough is also one of London’s most diverse: a proudmelting pot of cultures and traditions that makes Tower Hamlets such a uniqueplace to live, work, learn and do business.

Based in East London, withexcellent transport links and in close proximity to Canary Wharf, our boroughis a fascinating place to work. In addition to possessing a rich history andheritage, we have a strong corporate commitment to excellence and progress,with service to the community at the heart of everything we do.

Weare looking for a technical expert to assist our Planning Team in LegalServices, with a range of challenging and exciting capital projects. You will deliver high quality legal servicesin respect of planning matters and make a key contribution to achieving theborough's objectives.

It is an exciting time inTower Hamlets and a great opportunity to join the Council and help shape itsfuture. Tower Hamlets has an established Lexcel accredited Legal Team thatprovides services to the council across the full range of its functions. We strive to provide excellent services andpride ourselves on the exciting variety of work we undertake in-house. We have recently restructured our service toincrease resilience, better align with the Council’s functions and meet itschanging needs, and are now looking for experienced and highly motivated professionalsto join the team.

Flexible working is available including working from home for part of the working week after a settling in period.

Key Responsibilities

You will be a Senior Lawyer within a team of lawyers dealing witha challenging and varied Planning and Regeneration caseload that includescomplex planning enforcement and judicial reviews. In addition to the above areas, youwill be able to demonstrate experience of dealing with planning inquiries,providing advice at planning committees, the negotiation/completion of complex S.106and highways agreements and the provision of advice on general planning policy,CIL and development Management matters. You will have excellent drafting skillsand the ability to provide legal advice to a variety of audiences, includingsenior officers. You will be able to conduct your caseload with minimumsupervision, be able to work collaboratively with colleagues, and will beaccustomed to working at pace in a busy team.


Youmust be a Qualified Solicitor/Barrister or Fellow of CILEX and hold apractising certificate.

Test/interviews will take place on 27th January 2020 Recent applicants should not reapply