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Planning Senior Associate Solicitor

  • £80000.00 - £90000.00 per annum + Excellent benefits
  • Edinburgh
  • Permanent

Are you an ambitious Planning lawyer seeking the finest work at an outstanding Top 50 firm, with unrivalled development potential?

This award-winning business offers excellent pay, exposure to exciting clients and the highest quality of work. Their renowned Planning team seek a Senior Associate (5+ PQE) to join their vibrant Edinburgh office.

The Role

Working with this Legal 500 Tier ranked Planning team, you will gain exposure to exciting and innovative work with a diverse range of clients, supporting large-scale projects which are at the forefront of development in the UK.

As a key member of the team, you will advise on market-leading projects across infrastructure, energy and real estate. This varied role can provide you exposure to renewable technologies (wind, hydro, nuclear, hydrogen), large-scale transportation projects, urban regeneration schemes, sporting developments, garden settlements, over-station developments, estate regeneration and more.

The work you will be involved in will reshape the face of the UK for generations to come and is vital to transforming and modernising the landscape for sustainable and productive use.

With renowned colleagues, you will have the opportunity to develop your technical and client relation skills while helping to cement the company's reputation as a leader in the Planning sector.

Notably, you can choose whether to undertake contentious, non-contentious or mixed work making this role engaging and fulfilling for you specifically. By taking a lead on projects, developing new business and receiving continuous and ongoing professional development support you will be in an enviable position to develop market-leading expertise and take a significant and exciting step forward in your career.

The Firm

If you are an ambitious and motivated professional, who is seeking to work for one of the pre-eminent law firms in the country, this is an unparalleled opportunity. You will be able to develop a depth of expertise which could see you ascend to the top of the legal profession in your chosen practice area.

A truly standout company in the UK legal landscape, this firm achieves the rare balance of performing the highest quality of work with the best clients, whilst retaining an excellent working culture and work-life balance for its staff.

This innovative Top 50 and multi-award-winning firm has expanded rapidly across the UK in recent years. In part, this is due to their focus and ability to produce results for their prestigious client base. However, it is also due to the significant focus that the management place on hiring the best legal talent, and ensuring staff flourish.

Rarely in firms operating at this level does a culture of approachability and supportiveness permeate from top to bottom. Collaboration is at the heart of the working model, and Partners willingly give up their time to train and mentor more junior team members.

Many of the lawyers have received individual recognition for their expertise, including from the Hot 100 and the Legal 500 Hall of Fame. It is a hotbed for rising stars and the ongoing professional development is a major selling point and one reason why staff stay at the business for such long durations.

Clients range from high net-worth individuals to some of the largest multinational companies operating globally. Staff are exposed to the highest quality work across a range of jurisdictions and are supported to provide an industry-leading service by some of the most highly regarded legal minds in the UK.

The Ideal Candidate

  • Is an ambitious solicitor with 5+ PQE in Planning
  • Experience in relevant planning legislation (e.g. Town & County Planning Act)
  • Previous work with compulsory acquisitions, compensation matters, EIA/HRA and judicial review is ideal
  • Ability to manage complex and varied workloads efficiently to the highest standard
  • Excellent verbal/written communicator with first-rate interpersonal skills
  • Has a proactive, innovative and value-adding mindset

What's on offer

  • Working for a Top 50 and multi-award-winning firm of significant prestige
  • An opportunity to develop a revered reputation in the Planning practice area
  • Exposure to top-tier clients and high-quality/high-value work
  • First-rate career development opportunities
  • Excellent salary
  • Excellent benefits package and well-being considerations

Apply now for immediate consideration or contact Jules Grieve on 0131 460 7747/ for a confidential chat.

Jules Grieve Senior Recruitment Consultant- Scotland

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