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We are delighted that you might be considering joining nplaw. We offer a huge range of opportunities for you to develop your career and work on some exciting projects which benefit the community of Norfolk.

Any current job vacancies are listed below. If there are no advertised vacancies which would suit your skills, we would still be interested in receiving a speculative application from you. You can do this by submitting your CV and a covering letter to Nicky McDowell at All applications will be kept in the strictest of confidence.


Senior Planning Lawyer 61824 SGAE
Location: County Hall, Norwich (Some flexible/remote working is currently available)

Vacancy Description

Salary: £42,720 to £46,635 per annum (Scale L)
Hours: 37 hours per week
Type: Permanent contract

If you are a seasoned planning lawyer with experience of compulsory purchase work, we would love to discuss how you might fit in with our flourishing planning and environmental law team. The team provides a full service to a variety of local authorities and other public bodies, which includes:
• complex section 106 agreements (from major residential developments and associated infrastructure to sites to be used for mineral extraction with difficult environmental issues to be controlled)
• advice on CIL, lawful use, complex enforcement work, local plan development and interpretation, development management
• representation at planning committees and hearings and advocacy at public inquiries
• highway diversions and other highway matters such as highway agreements, traffic regulation orders, side road orders and DCOs; revocation orders
• planning, listed buildings, housing, highways and other compulsory purchase orders together with advice on complex compensation matters and judicial review and Upper Tribunal (Lands Chamber) work.

You will need to able to advise elected members and senior officers on complex issues, work well within a close-knit team, members of which often co-work or co-operate on the same matters, maintain excellent relationships with other team members, clients and solicitors acting for developers, supervise and assist other team members and work collaboratively with lawyers in other nplaw teams, all whilst carrying a high caseload.

We are based in Norwich, but travel across East Anglia and sometimes the country, to meet with clients and deliver training. We work flexibly, but the ability and willingness to attend client and developer meetings and speak at seminars is integral to our ongoing success.

All our office-based roles are currently working from home as part of our Smarter Working plans and to support the health and safety of all our colleagues. We anticipate that working remotely will be a key feature of this role and when offices re-open your office base will be County Hall, Norwich. Our technology platform and equipment is first class enabling you to connect and collaborate remotely. We ask that you have in place good Broadband connectivity.

Interviews will take place via video technology, where you will have the opportunity to discuss these working arrangements.

To view further information regarding the vacancy, please click on the apply here link below:
Apply here

Closing date: 24 January 2021

There are so many good things about working for nplaw that we can’t list them all here! We offer flexible working (including part-time, flexi-time and working from home), staff benefits and amazing colleagues from a wide range of backgrounds. Some of our employees’ stories can be read here >

For more information about living and working in Norwich please visit the Norfolk County Council website

Current job vacancies

Any current job vacancies are listed here. If there are none showing at the moment, please feel free to send us a speculative application.

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