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Lawyer (Planning) - London Borough of Tower Hamlets

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PO3 - £38,403 - £41,465

Job description

Role Purpose

A vibrant and diverse borough, from the soaring heights of Canary Wharf to the bustling street market on Petticoat Lane, Tower Hamlets is home to some of London's most recognisable street scenes. This vibrant borough is also one of London's most diverse: a proud melting pot of cultures and traditions that makes Tower Hamlets such a unique place to work and develop your skills with good quality experience. Based in East London, with excellent transport links and in close proximity to Canary Wharf, our borough is a fascinating place to work with a rich history and heritage.

It is an exciting time in Tower Hamlets and a great opportunity to join the Council and help shape its future. Tower Hamlets has an established Lexcel accredited Legal Team that provides services to the Council across the full range of its functions. We strive to provide excellent services and pride ourselves on the exciting variety of high quality work that we undertake in-house. We have recently restructured our service to increase resilience, better align with the Council's functions, and are now looking for highly competent, enthusiastic and motivated professionals to join the team.

Flexible working is available including working from home for part of the working week.

Key Responsibilities

You will be one of a team of lawyers dealing with a varied caseload of Planning and Regeneration matters that includes planning enforcement, highways agreements, S.106 agreements, planning policy, planning enquiries and CIL. You will have good drafting and negotiation skills and be able to conduct your caseload with minimum supervision. You will be expected to provide support for very complex matters under supervision. You will be involved in Planning Inquiries and Examinations in Public and will liaise regularly with Counsel. You will be accustomed to working flexibly and at pace in a busy environment.


You must be a Qualified Solicitor/Barrister or Fellow of CILEX and hold a Practising certificate.

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More information relating to the position

JD-PS Planning PO3 Final.docx