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Planning Solicitor

BBBH40766
£80000 - £85000 per annum Negotiable Excellent Benefits
City South West London London City of London

Managing this Role

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Jonathan Kitto

Senior Headhunter - London
0203 865 2113

A rare opportunity has arisen for a junior solicitor to join this award-winning law firm's Legal 500 recognised planning department. Currently undergoing continued growth, this is an exciting time to join the team based in the City of London.

This pioneering department is ranked in the top-tiers of the Legal 500, offering a superb quality of work, with a high-quality client base. You will benefit from first-in-class training with superb long term career prospects.

The Firm

This London law firm is a pioneer in the legal industry, dealing with the highest quality of work while providing employees with the opportunity to truly make a difference without simply being a small cog in a big machine.

It is common for Associates and Partners to be working side by side. Fee earners of all levels have the opportunity to be involved with business development. It is common for fee earners to gain such a level of exposure they gain PQE beyond their years.

You will find a creative, supportive, dynamic, forward-thinking, and progressive culture. They invest heavily in their staff, with industry-leading training and a natural platform for progression.

With a broad range of international offices across Europe, the Middle East, and Asia, there are many global and UK clients.

The firm has been quick to adapt the "new normal" and as a result offers a flexible approach to hybrid working, including for junior staff.

The Role

This Top 40 UK law firm is recruiting for a Planning Solicitor (NQ-1 year PQE) to join them in their City of London office.

This firm believes in empowering its junior associates and as a result you will gain early opportunities to gain direct client contact and build lasting relationships. You will be encouraged to manage your own caseload with supervision from the Partnership when required.

The team is one of the foremost planning departments in the UK, providing you with access to some of the highest profile and most lucrative clients in the country. You will advise on a variety of matters - often on projects national significance, featured in the media and news.

The team act primarily for major residential developers, registered providers, local planning authorities and landowners - with a national reputation for high-level strategic planning advice on major residential-led schemes, having won multiple awards.

The role will involve negotiating and drafting 106 and infrastructure agreements, assisting with planning appeals, court challenges and enforcement matters. You will also be given the opportunity to engage in business development - equipping you with the skills to progress your career in legal practice. There is also the opportunity to assist in preparing advice on legislative and policy change/reform.

You will receive excellent support and training from some of the best planning solicitors in the country.
This position is available to qualified planning solicitors and also to those who have completed or are undertaking a training seat in planning/environmental law. Applicants from both the private and public sectors are encouraged to apply.

Requirements:

  • England and Wales qualified solicitor with NQ-1 years PQE
  • Trainee solicitors nearing qualification are encouraged to apply
  • Experience in planning law is essential
  • Able communicator with a client focus
  • Good work ethic and a commercial mindset

Benefits:

  • Above market rate salary
  • Private healthcare
  • 25 days annual leave
  • Hybrid and flexible working options
  • Training from top planning partners

This is a superb planning role for a junior solicitor to join a pioneering and flexible firm in the heart of London.

Apply now for immediate consideration, or feel free to contact Jonathan Kitto at JMC Legal Recruitment for a confidential conversation.