Lawyer – Planning & Regeneration

Recruiter
Pertemps Reading Commercial Associate
Location
London (Greater)
Posted
29 Jun 2018
Closes
30 Jul 2018
Sector
Legal
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
Pertemps Managed Solutions are currently recruiting on behalf of a West London based council who are looking to recruit a Lawyer – Planning & Regeneration

ROLE PURPOSE

To support the development of HB Public Law with Team Leaders and Service Managers. Specifically this will include:

• To advise and have conduct of legal files on behalf of the Councils and to provide advice, representation and undertake research as requested in relation to planning and regeneration matters.

• To attend at meetings which may take place outside of normal office hours and off site as required;

• To advise members at committees in a proactive and politically sensitive manner; and

• To supervise temporarily assigned staff as and when needed.

DIMENSIONS

• The post holder will be a member of a team of specialist lawyers, and will be expected to contribute to the development of that team;

• The post holder will maintain a significant caseload in compliance with Lexcel requirements, and uphold the highest standards of client care in everything they do;

• The post holder will support North and West London and Home Counties local authorities and such other clients as the Practice works for.

• The post holder will be primarily based in the practice's London office in Harrow or the office in Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire, but will be expected to travel to courts and client offices, external barristers and private law firms to support specific cases or projects;

• The post reports to the Team Leader or nominee for planning and regeneration.

CONTEXT

HB Public Law is a shared service between a number of North West London boroughs and home countries local authorities. Staff are employed by Harrow Council, but work for a number of public sector clients. The benefits of the shared legal practice are as follows:

• A greater range and depth of legal expertise;

• More flexibility in response to Council demands;

• Reduced cost;

• Improved career opportunities for staff;

• Improved ability to recruit and retain the best staff; and

• Greater resilience.

HB Public Law sits within the Legal and Governance Services Department of Harrow Council with Democratic & Electoral Services, Mayoralty Support, the Political Group offices and Registration Services.

The Candidate:

Specialist knowledge of English law, practice and procedure in planning and regeneration matters.

Knowledge and understanding of public law principles as they apply to local government.

Making a significant contribution to a team;

Advising in relation to planning and regeneration matters;

For more information please apply and a recruitment consultant will be in touch to answer any queries you may have

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