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Associate/Senior Associate - Planning & Infrastructure

£90000 - £120000 per annum Negotiable Benefits
City London City of London

Managing this Role


A National Top 60 firm with a strong reputation in Planning law, and more generally, they have a solid London presence. They work with a high-class client base, owing to their respected status in the market. In addition, they have the hunger and financial power to continue to grow their presence throughout London, making it an excellent firm to join for any lawyer looking to establish a career in the City.
Now looking to expand its Planning team in London, this is a fantastic opportunity to suit an ambitious lawyer. If you are looking to advance your career in a well-established firm, this is an opportunity not to be missed.

The Firm

This top 60, legal 500 firm is a regional heavyweight boasting 4 offices across the South of England. Having acquired a stellar reputation throughout its years of providing high-quality service, this firm acquires lots of HNW work through word-of-mouth referrals allowing fee earners a wealth of opportunities to work. Having undergone a recent merger with another large firm, this firm has demonstrated they possess the financial firepower and the hunger and drive to develop and invest as they look to increase their position in the market.

This firm prides itself on its people-centric, personable, friendly approach. While their clients are at the heart of everything they do, this firm recognises that life outside of work is essential too and adopts a flexible working approach for fee earners to reflect this. What sets this firm apart is our friendly, open and inclusive culture combined with an incredibly high quality of work.

The Role:

Planning, Infrastructure & Public law - Associate/Senior Associate - City of London

The team guides clients on promoting or opposing major infrastructure projects in the road, rail, light rapid transit and ports sectors.

They work on Planning, legislative drafting, parliamentary procedures, public law advice, compulsory purchase, environmental and nature conservation law advice, procurement and competition advice, and legislative procedures, including parliamentary processes and procedures of the devolved Parliaments and Assemblies of the UK. The department also advises on EU law and legislative processes.


  • You will be a Planning Associate/Senior Associate 4 PQE

The main responsibility of this role is to advise on a range of public law matters (whilst focusing on Public Procurement), including:

  • Advising on Public Procurement law, both on behalf of contracting authorities and those bidding for contracts.
  • General public law advice, including FOIA and Data protection, Human Rights Act and related matters.
  • Advising on powers and vires, including detailed interpretation of statutory powers involving analysis of complex legislation.
  • Drafting amendments to legislation (public or private) and/or reviewing proposed primary/secondary legislation.

What's on offer?

  • Legal 500 ranked team and the opportunity to work alongside like-minded lawyers.
  • A firm-wide emphasis on work-life balance
  • Salary is very competitive and negotiable depending on your level of experience, and you will also receive a lucrative bonus structure and benefits package.

This is an excellent opportunity for a Planning Associate or Senior Associate to join this Top 100, leading national department based in the London office.

Apply now, or contact me for more information and a confidential conversation.