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Planning Solicitor or Legal Executive

Planning Team


  • Law job in Exeter, Devon
  • Permanent
  • Full time or part time
  • Closing date: 22 April 2021


The Role

We are now seeking a planning solicitor or legal executive to work within our busy planning team.  Our team has a diverse client base working with a large range of private clients on rural, equestrian, and householder developments, as well as caravan park owners, leisure operators and local authorities including parish and town councils.  Many of our referrals come from other departments in the firm including our nationally recognised Social Housing team, and the residential conveyancing team.  Our clients are based throughout England and Wales and so there are opportunities to travel within this role. 

The work is extremely varied and will include preparing and submitting planning applications and appeals, certificate of lawfulness applications and appeals, advising on enforcement matters, and section 106 Agreements.  Additionally, there will be opportunities to advise on neighbourhood planning and local plans.  Some experience in environmental matters would be an advantage. 


About You

Coming from a background in either private practice or a local authority you will have experience as a planning solicitor or legal executive and will be keen to run your own files from applications through to appeals.  The role could suit a more experienced lawyer who is looking for a new challenge or to work part time. 

Key to this role is the ability to communicate well and to provide high levels of client care.  

The office is based in the city centre of Exeter and for applicants who are considering relocating to Devon this role will allow you to have a good work life balance and the ability to enjoy the beautiful countryside! 


Our Values

As a firm we have a clear vision.

To be considered the first-choice regional law firm for people & business in the South West, and national experts in our specialist sectors.

This vision sets out where we want to be as a firm, so we go out of our way to make sure our colleagues understand it and believe in it. It is our guiding light for making important decisions and helps us to all pull in the same direction for the benefit of our clients and colleagues.

Along the journey, there are three things we value above all:

High quality work

Raising the quality of the work and the experience our clients have with us.

Healthy Growth

Building relationships, looking for opportunities to work with other teams, pushing into new areas and stretching ourselves and each other.

Happy teams

Rewarding and celebrating success, coming together as a firm, working in new and flexible ways, and making sure everyone feels valued.


Additional Information

We aim to take a flexible approach to our working hours and welcome applications from anyone who feels suited to the role but would like to discuss this.

As signatories to the Law Society’s Diversity and Inclusion Charter and the MINDFUL EMPLOYER® initiative Tozers LLP is committed to reflecting the society we serve and is positive about mental health in the workplace.



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