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Solicitor Planning & Litigation

Warwickshire County Council
£47,989- £53,964
Closing date
5 Aug 2024

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Planning and Highways Lawyer
Location:        Hybrid and Agile Working / Warwick


Salary:             £47,989 - 53,964         plus competitive benefits 



Warwickshire County Council is looking for a Planning and Highways Lawyer to join its in-house legal team and provide expert advice and guidance on planning and highway law matters. 
The position will allow you to strike an excellent work-life balance with true agile working. On top of this, you can take advantage of the benefits that come with a non-corporate practice. You’ll see cases through to completion, enjoy a high level of responsibility and get more hands-on experience while getting a better work-life balance and greater flexibility. 


You will work on a variety of planning and highways related matters, including legal support on major developments, drafting and negotiating all types of planning and highways agreements, advising the Council’s planning and highways Officers and Members on general planning law, advising committees and advising on planning enforcement. You will also keep up to date with the latest developments and best practices in planning law. 
We have pioneered a system of agile working which provides our lawyers with the opportunity to work within the office environment and remotely.  This position is available as a full time (37 hours per week) or as a part time position.


Few Local Authorities operate this way, and our approach gives you a unique environment to further your career working with a talented, friendly and supportive group of innovative legal professionals.  Our clients are diverse, and the work is stimulating and varied with the opportunity to work on challenging projects that make a meaningful difference.   


The team is currently made up from lawyers from the public sector, private sector and home-grown talent and we would welcome applicants from a range of legal backgrounds including lawyers who are interested in beginning a new career in local government.  


Benefits include: 

  • Local Government Pension Scheme
  • Generous holiday allowance
  • Employee benefits scheme
  • Health and wellbeing support
  • Enhanced maternity and paternity leave


Working Environment: 

  • Be part of an award-winning legal team comprising over 140 legal professionals.
  • Engage with a diverse pool of colleagues, including those from the public and private sectors.
  • Embrace our pioneering system of agile working, offering opportunities to work flexibly
  • Full-time (37 hours per week) or part time position (hours to be negotiated)
  • Non-hierarchical and friendly team culture, promoting equality, inclusion, and diversity.
  • Enjoy the benefits of a non-corporate practice, seeing cases through to completion with a high level of responsibility.


The ideal candidate will be a qualified lawyer (2 years’ experience gained as a Solicitor or Barrister or Trainee Solicitor or 6 years relevant legal experience for CILEX Lawyers) with experience of drafting s106 agreements, advising on planning enforcement and planning issues generally. 


This is a great opportunity for a planning and highways solicitor who is looking for a new challenge and wants to have a positive impact on the community. You will be able to handle varied, high-quality work in a supportive and friendly team, whilst enjoying excellent work-life balance. 

In summary, we are an ambitious team that wants to deliver consistently outstanding legal work. If you’re someone who is prepared to get stuck in, who wants to do the best job possible, who approaches everything with passion and purpose, then we would welcome your application. 



For further information please see the Job Description and Person Specification below;


Solicitor Planning & Litigation



Working for Warwickshire – This is the difference you make

Warwickshire County Council is a place where everyone feels valued, included, safe, supported, and welcome. Our people are at the heart of this vision, could you be one of them! 

At Warwickshire County Council we are committed to ensuring Warwickshire’s economy is vibrant and supported by the right jobs, training, skills and infrastructure.  Our people vision for Warwickshire County Council is a great place to work where diverse and talented people are enabled to be their best.


Your future matters to us, we provide a generous pension scheme which includes an employer contribution rate of typically around 19 percent per month, to help support your financial security during retirement. The scheme also offers a valuable package of benefits for members and their dependants. To find out more please visit: Warwickshire Pension Fund homepage – Warwickshire Pension Fund


The benefits we offer include agile working, a valuable part of the pay and reward package for employees working in local government, generous annual leave entitlement, plus bank holidays and an additional day at Christmas, and access to Vivup benefits and discounts platform.

Click here to view the benefits at Warwickshire County Council.


Additional Information

The Fluency Duty is outlined in the Code of Practice on the English language requirements for public sector workers. The Fluency Duty for this role is Required. You must be able to speak and provide advice in a


If you would like to discuss one of the roles informally, please contact Lucy Adams, Team Manager at 


Closing Date: 5th of August 2024




 Should you require application forms in an alternative format / language or any adjustments to be made throughout the application process or upon appointment, please contact and we will make every effort to meet your specific requirements.


Warwickshire County Council is committed to equality of opportunity for all employees and is keen to address areas of under representation in its workforce. See more




As a local authority we take on a wide range of roles, whether we are providing specialist care and support to the most vulnerable in our communities, or championing Warwickshire as a choice for business through our work to promote economic growth and innovation.

Warwickshire is famous the world over as Shakespeare’s county— but that’s only half the story.  We’re also vibrant and modern. One of the fastest growing commercial regions in the UK, we’re home to many leading companies and developing exciting opportunities for everyone who lives and works here. 


We pride ourselves on being an innovative employer that like to encourage new ways of working. Likewise, our ability to make decisions quickly is as important to us as it is to our customers.

We work actively with partner organisations to deliver our core services:

  • Schools and Learning
  • Social Care and Health
  • Community Safety
  • Environment and Planning
  • Leisure and Tourism
  • Roads and Travel


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01926 41 8125
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