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    Planning Solicitor - London

    Job Description

    We are currently seeking a Solicitor to join a highly regarded Government and Infrastructure team based in London. The successful candidate will be working on the real estate elements of major infrastructure projects.

    The Firm

    Our client was established in following a merger between legacy firms, bringing together over 300 years of legal expertise across 5 locations.

    Their Government and Infrastructure team specialise in planning, regulatory and public law, with a particular emphasis on nationally significant infrastructure planning. They work on some of the largest and most significant infrastructure projects in the UK. They also advise public sector bodies on a variety of public and parliamentary law issues and there are four Roll A Parliamentary Agents within the department.

    Working here brings all the benefits of a top 60 firm including interesting work, varied clients and support for professional development. While their clients are at the heart of everything they do, they recognise that life outside of work is important too and their approach to flexible working and target hours for fee earners reflect this.

    The Role

    They are now seeking to recruit a Solicitor in the planning team working on the real estate elements of major infrastructure projects.

    Work will include projects for a major energy company and infrastructure providers (particularly rail, light rail and electricity).

    Infrastructure projects will also involve programming and implementation of compulsory purchase powers provided by way of Transport Works Act Orders, Compulsory Purchase Orders and Development Consents using the General Vesting Declaration (GVD) process and by consensual transfer under the notice to treat/notice of entry procedure.

    Advising public bodies on administrative law, statutory interpretation and regulatory issues arising in an infrastructure context will be required.

    Knowledge of land law, landlord and tenant law, land registration and property tax and some knowledge of construction is required. Experience with environmental issues likely to affect property transactions (particularly contaminated land) is needed.

    The Candidate

    Knowledge/Qualifications

    • Admission to the Solicitors Roll
    • 2:1 Degree preferred
    • Excellent computer literacy is essential given the use of specialised computer software

    Experience

    • Experience of undertaking a variety of planning property matters
    • Experience will preferably include planning elements of infrastructure projects
    • Skills

    Please don't hesitate to contact Paul Burgin on 0203 355 2262 or Paul@hunterslegal.com