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Senior Lawyer, Planning

Senior Lawyer, Planning

Directorate: Chief Executive Directorate

Job Ref: CED-20-011
Job Type: Full-time, 35 hours per week
Closing Date: Monday 8th February 2021, 11:59pm
Contract Type: Permanent
Salary: Career grade
        £51,567 to £53,574 pa (PO7 grade) + £1500 market supplement
        £54,597 to £56,754 pa (PO8 grade) + £1500 market supplement

Join a progressive and evolving Authority looking for new ways of providing Legal support!

The role

Lewisham Legal Services are looking for an experienced planning lawyer with the enthusiasm and ability to manage a substantial caseload covering a full range of planning, highways and public law matters including negotiating planning and highways agreements, dealing with planning enforcement matters, attendance at committee and dealing with planning inquiries and appeals, together with occasional advocacy

This is an excellent opportunity for a lawyer with relevant experience to develop their career and to be involved in improving the fabric of the borough. We offer a varied caseload with a chance to develop your expertise within a friendly but highly professional team, with training as well as flexible working hours, pension and generous leave entitlement.

If you think you could make a difference at Lewisham we would love to hear from you.


Laurence House, Catford, SE6 4RU

What we’re looking for

You will be a qualified and registered Barrister, Solicitor, or Fellow of the Institute of Legal Executives (or experience commensurate with such) and have significant planning experience preferably gained in a local government context.

Additionally, you will have the ability to provide prompt and clear legal advice on planning issues to clients and members (including at committee). A thorough knowledge of practice and procedure in Courts, tribunals and Inquiries is essential.

In return, we’ll offer excellent development opportunities, plus a range of benefits that includes a career average pension scheme, flexible working and the opportunity to make a real difference to our local community. 

Salary details

Career grade
        £51,567 to £53,574 pa (PO7 grade) + £1500 market supplement
        £54,597 to £56,754 pa (PO8 grade) + £1500 market supplement

Further information

For an informal discussion, please contact Katherine Kazantzis, Principal Lawyer on (020) 83147937.

Lewisham Borough Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share in this commitment.

We value diversity and welcome applications from all backgrounds.

To find out more, including a full job description and person specification, and to apply, please visit and search council vacancies.

Closing date: Monday 8th February 2021, 11:59pm
The Council reserves the right to close adverts early if there is a large response.

Senior Lawyer, Planning

London Borough of Lewisham
London, UK
£51,567 to £53,574 pa (PO7 grade) + £1500 market supplement - £54,597 to £56,754 pa (PO8 grade) + £1500 market supplement

Published on 4 Mar 2021

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