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Principal Lawyer

Job details
Posting date: 06 June 2024
Salary: £45 to £60 per hour
Hours: Full time
Closing date: 06 July 2024
Location: Manchester, Greater Manchester, M60 2LA
Remote working: Hybrid - work remotely up to 1 day per week
Company: Service Care Solutions
Job type: Contract
Job reference: BBBH117563_1717692189


Service Care Legal are recruiting on behalf of a local authority, based in Greater Manchester, who are seeking a Principal Lawyer to join their Physical Infrastructure and Regeneration team on a contract basis. Please find below further details with regards to this.

ROLE: Principal Lawyer - Physical Infrastructure/Regeneration
LOCATION: Manchester - hybrid
RATE: £45.00 to £60.00 per hour
CONTRACT: 6 months with possibility of extension

Please note that this position will require office attendance once per week

The Role of the Principal Lawyer - Physical Infrastructure/Regeneration

  • To manage a varied caseload of Planning Law matters in relation to planning, highways and regulatory clients and elected members
  • Matters will be predominantly in relation to complex section 106 agreements, s38/278 agreements and s111 agreements
  • Provide Strategic planning enforcement advice
  • Instructing Counsel including Leading Counsel

The Person

  • A qualified Solicitor, Legal Executive or Barrister with experience of Planning Law matters
  • PQE is flexible (3+ years and above) and the rate of pay will be reflective of this
  • Ability to attend the office once a week

The Benefits

  • Weekly payroll
  • Flexible working arrangements
  • Hybrid working

If this Planning Lawyer sounds like an opportunity of interest, please feel free to reach out to Hugh Barnes on 01772 208969, or email

We also welcome referrals for this position, where a successful recommendation would be worth £250.