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Lawyer - Kirklees

Job Title: Lawyer - Kirklees
Contract Type: Contract
Location: Huddersfield
Salary: £40 - 50 per hour
REF: LEF95032849
Contact Name: Lily Fowler
Contact Email:
Job Published: 25 days ago

Job Description

Lawyer – Kirklees

£40 – 50 per hour

Contract – Full Time:


  • This is a senior post in the Planning Highways and Litigation team, and you will work closely with the Service Director, Legal Services management team and senior officers across the Client to Provide a full range of professional legal advice and assistance to Services, (including Cabinet and Committees etc.) and others with a focus on Planning,Highways, and environmental law combined with flexibility to undertake other local government law related work.
  • Provide legal advice to Members and Officers in relation to complex and routine planning, environment, highways and traffic regulation , public rights of way, Town, and Village Greens ; CPO and similar matters including advice and attendance at internal (officer and Member e.g. Committees ) and external meetings.
  • negotiation and drafting of complex and routine planning (s106) agreements and unilateral undertakings and highways agreements (s38/278) and orders and similar documents and undertake/assist in relation to challenges to decision making.
  • Identify new statute, case law and procedural developments relevant to this post and advise accordingly.
  • To undertake planning, highways and rights of way enforcement and advocacy where required.
  • To arrange effective representation where appropriate for the Client in connection with Planning, Highways , Public Rights of Way ,CPO and environmental law for example public enquiries and judicial reviews.
  • Supervise, train, mentor and manage members of the Planning and Highways team.
  • Provide training to members, officers, and outside bodies.
  • Support and assist in the commissioning of external legal advice.
  • Support and assist the Service Director and the management team with tasks and projects.
  • Undertake legal work on behalf of WYLAW client if required.
  • Hybrid working

To find out more information please contact Lily at or call 02089112901

Recruitment is done in line with safe recruitment practices. We are an equal opportunity agency.

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