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Lawyer (Planning, Highways and Regulatory)

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Job Summary

Contract Type:
Permanent
Working Pattern:
Full time
Advert Start Date:
12/10/2017
Advert End Date:
03/11/2017 12:00
Salary:
£35,444 - £39,177
Hours per week:
37
Job Category:
Legal
Vacancy ID:
167686
Employment Location:
County Hall, Morpeth
Post Number:
167686

Job details 

Closing date:
3 Nov


Supporting documents

 
Document 560 Lawyer.doc (69.0 KB)

Further information

Northumberland County Council is a progressive local authority supported by an experienced and talented Legal Services Unit with high standards in the provision of timely, accurate and quality legal advice.

The Legal Services Unit seeks to recruit an experienced and knowledgeable lawyer. You will be expected to have a good understanding and experience of the law relating to Planning and Highways law and procedure including drafting agreements and notices, advising members at committee and officers on enforcement matters. You will also be expected to contribute from time to time to other regulatory areas of work including Licensing committees, Environmental Law, Housing and Litigation as and when needed. Ideally you will have experience of conducting contested advocacy.

A qualified solicitor or barrister or fellow of the Institute of Legal Executives holding a current practising certificate, you will bring plenty of in-depth knowledge in the areas of Planning and Highways as well as at least a good understanding and appreciation of two of the other areas of work. With relevant experience in these areas, you will advise and communicate with in-house clients and elected members on a range of complex matters. You will have an eye for detail and good organisational skills, which will enable you to carry a substantial workload. Flexible and innovative in your approach, you will help us to positively develop new areas of practice.

You will offer your first-class legal advice to colleagues, committees and sub-committees as well as outside bodies where appropriate. A valid driving licence and car are essential (reasonable adjustments may be possible according to the Equality Act).

If you require further information about the position please contact Neil Masson, Principal Solicitor on 01670 623314 or via email at neil.masson@northumberland.gov.uk

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