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Senior Associate - Planning

  • GBP£80,000.00 - GBP£85,000.00
  • City of London, London
  • Permanent

Senior Associate - Planning | 4+ years PQE I Top 50 Firm l London

The Firm

This Top 50 law firm is entrepreneurial in spirit and, as such, remains in the top tiers across most of its practice areas. They now have a headcount of over 700 lawyers with offices nationally and internationally and have a strong presence in the market both in the UK and overseas.

They have a highly collegiate atmosphere in which junior lawyers sit with senior partners as they want their entire staff body to be doing quality work from day one. To facilitate this, the firm has invested a great deal of time and money into creating an innovative training infrastructure that you will not find elsewhere.

Their learning and development program is widely respected in the legal sector and they are known for their progressive approach to staff investment.

This firm offers flexible working as standard.

The Role

This Top 50 firm is looking to further expand its flourishing team with the addition of a Planning Senior Associate with 4+ years PQE to be based in their City of London office.

The team acts for a broad client base including residential and mixed use developers, leading retailers, corporate occupiers, contractors, charities, investors, funders, the NHS, local authorities and Government bodies.
Your work will include:

  • providing strategic and tactical advice on securing planning permission,
  • drafting and negotiating statutory agreements,
  • undertaking due diligence in relation to the planning aspects of real estate, funding and corporate transactions.
  • Advising on special protection areas, Assets of Community Value and Village Greens.
  • You will be involved with auditing planning application documents and committee reports to assist clients with risk management, appeals, judicial review and enforcement.
  • Your work will also cover highways advice. You should have a good knowledge of EIA, CIL and GLA planning.

You will have the opportunity to develop your own caseload as well as working closely with senior members of the Firm on a range of development related matters.

Skills / Experience Required:

  • 4+ PQE Planning Solicitor (UK qualified) with:
    • Extensive experience in planning and highways law
    • Experience of drafting of complex sc 106 Agreements, highway agreements, land development agreements, complex planning due diligence reports
    • Experience of working on planning led regeneration projects
    • Experience of advising on planning judicial review
    • Experience of conducting planning appeals and presenting at planning committees
  • Confident and personable approach
  • Strong client and matter management skills
  • A track record of successful practice development

This is an opportunity for an ambitious Planning Senior Associate with 4+ years of PQE to join this leading Top 50 practice, based in their City of London office.

Apply now for confidential consideration, or call Charlie Simpkin at JMC Legal Recruitment for a confidential discussion.

Charlie Simpkin Associate Director- City of London

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