Senior Lawyer (Planning and Environmental Law)

Norwich, Norfolk
£39,957 - £43,620 per annum
21 Mar 2018
04 Apr 2018
Full time
Contract type

Senior Lawyer (Planning and Environmental Law)

County Hall, Norwich

£39,957 - £43,620 per annum

37 hours per week

Permanent contract

nplaw is an award-winning shared legal service providing legal advice and representation to a wide range of public authorities in England and Wales. We were established in 2010 and have more than 80 staff.

If you are a seasoned planning lawyer ideally with experience of compulsory purchase work, we would love to discuss how you might fit in with our flourishing planning and environmental law team. This team provides a full service to a variety of local authorities and other public bodies, which includes: complex section 106 agreements (from major residential developments and associated infrastructure to sites to be used for mineral extraction with difficult environmental issues to be controlled); advice on CIL, lawful use, complex enforcement work, local plan development and interpretation, development management; representation at planning committees and hearings and advocacy at public inquiries; highway diversions and other highway matters; revocation orders; and planning, listed buildings and highways compulsory purchase orders.

You will need to able to advise elected members and senior officers on complex issues, work well with a close-knit team, maintain excellent relationships with other team members, clients and solicitors acting for developers, all whilst carrying a high caseload.

We are based in Norwich but travel across East Anglia and, sometimes, the country to meet with clients and deliver training. We work flexibly but the ability and willingness to attend client and developer meetings and speak at seminars is integral to our ongoing success.

Workplace feedback states County Hall is a modern, business-like, bright and smart environment to work in.

For further information please contact Jane Linley, Team Lead, on 01603 223811 or by email

For further details and to apply visit:

Please quote job reference: 29614 MDME

Closing date: 4 April 2018

Norfolk County Council welcomes applicants irrespective of age, disability, gender, ethnicity, sexual orientation, religion or belief. We are committed to supporting flexible working practices for our employees.