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Planning Solicitor

£75000.00 - £90000.00 per annum Excellent Benefits
Hampshire Southampton

Managing this Role


Gosia Zarnecka

Senior Recruitment Consultant - Surrey, Hampshire and Dorset
0203 865 2113

This Top 100 firm, known for their reputation in the Real Estate space, are seeking to recruit a Planning Solicitor 8 years PQE to join their impressive team based in Southampton.

The firm

This top 100 firm are highly ranked in the legal 500 over multiple legal disciplines. The majority of their partners are recognised individuals and boast client bases many regional firms can only strive to have. The partners in this practice are leading but what stands them apart is the open-door culture they have created. There is a heavy emphasis on support and training from the top down which few firms of this size have successfully implemented creating a nurturing culture to grow and develop a legal career. There is no sink or swim culture here.

There is a commercial focus at this practice but this is not at the sacrifice of their individual services teams. They deal with big-ticket corporate, commercial and litigation work and have a strong reputation for attracting HNW / UHNW individual services work including private client, family and property giving their fee-earners fantastic exposure to the strongest quality level of work accessible outside of the city.

They have a good track record in attracting lawyers out of the city for the work-life balance and quality level of work they offer. Equally, they are highly thought of in the regions and their roster comprise of the some of the leading lawyers outside of London.

The Role

This is a rare opportunity for a Planning Partner to join a growing Top 100 firm based in Southampton, Hampshire.,

Real Estate is one of the core practice areas at this firm and within this, the Planning team is a crucial component. They are ranked tier 1 in the L500 and are highly accolated for the work on offer.

The Planning function within this team deals with a broad array of matters which include 106 agreements, real estate support, advising developers/landowners and much more. The planning department is well established and you will be working alongside several highly recommended individuals allowing you to grow and develop with a reputation L500 ranked department.

Infrastructure planning knowledge such as section 38 highways experience or utility planning experience is desirable not but not essential.


  • You will be a Planning Solicitor 8 years PQE
  • You You will have an eye for detail, and be motivated to join a heavy hitting practice
  • You will be commercially minded and driven to succeed

What's on offer?

  • An above market rate salary dependant on level of experience
  • The opportunity to join a Tier 1 L500 ranked team
  • Flexible working / home working

This is a stand-out role for a Planning Solicitor 8 years PQE to join this market-leading department based in Southampton, Hampshire.