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Planning Solicitor

£44000.00 - £60000.00 per annum Excellent Benefits
Hampshire South West Southampton

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Planning Solicitor | NQ-5 years PQE | Top 80 based Southampton practice

This national heavyweight firm have a strong reputation in the Planning space. Boasting several L500 recommended lawyers and having recently recruited from other Top 100 firms, they are now looking for a junior / mid-level Planning Solicitor to join their growing team.

The Firm

They are modern, forward thinking and rapidly expanding firm, who have a fantastic reputation across the regions for their high-quality work and commitment to client care. The firm have grown significantly over the past few years and show no signs of stopping with a number of Senior hires across multiple offices.

They pride themselves on their ability to compete with regional, national and international firms meanwhile maintaining their identity as an approachable, sociable yet professional firm.

There is a lot of flexibility that can be found here, the Partners can offer autonomy and commitment to developing you and your department further. The firm takes full advantage of its regional locations and has experienced rapid and quality driven growth in recent years by making some key and strategic hires. Due to this, the firm attracts high calibre candidates and recommended lawyers and specialists in their field.

The firm has employed top level Partners from national and regional firms, and this level of expertise trickles down to more junior members of staff allowing them to utilise this knowledge to develop their own skill sets.

They recognise that work/life balance is extremely important, and they have the infrastructure to facilitate more flexible working than their competitors.

The Role

This is an excellent and rare opportunity to for a Planning Solicitor to join a modern, progressive practice based in Southampton.

The planning team at this firm has a national presence, but an international reach. Boasting a team of several experienced Planning Lawyers based across multiple offices, this firm have a strong reputation in the Planning space. Work includes, but is not limited too;

  • Proving planning advice
  • 106 agreements
  • Advising landowners, developers, local authorities and more
  • Negotiating high-value contracts

In this role, you will be working closely alongside a senior figure in the team, dealing with a high-quality caseload. The department works across a variety of sectors, including environmental-based work and retail to name a few.


  • You will be a Planning Solicitor NQ-5 years PQE
  • You will have undertaken a Real Estate / Planning focussed training contract seat OR will have qualified into Planning
  • You will have ambitions to work at a leading Top 70 law firm

Whats on offer?

  • L500 ranked work
  • An excellent, high-quality caseload
  • An above market rate salary with an excellent, leading benefits package
  • Flexible / agile working

This is an excellent opportunity for a Planning Solicitor NQ-5 years PQE to join a growing Top 80 firm based in Southampton.