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Planning Associate

BBBH32231
£45000 - £50000 per annum
Manchester Manchester

Managing this Role

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Lucy Burt

Senior Recruitment Consultant - North West
0161 240 3763

Join a prestigious international, Top 20 law firm that has set themselves apart from the competition. This is well demonstrated by the innovative, cutting edge and forward-thinking way in which they deliver legal services. They were an extremely early adopter of technology and have used AI to streamline their processes. They continue to achieve year on year organic growth. They continue to receive an abundance of industry and employer awards every year.

The Firm

With offices throughout every major UK City, and internationally, the firm is Tier 1 in the Legal 500 across an abundance of specialisms. They have been repeatedly recognised for their commercial awareness, innovation, and the sector knowledge that they possess. This Top 20 law firm boasts homegrown partners and have established stellar individual reputations that give them and the firm real gravitas.

The firm has made significant investment throughout 2020, with the Leeds office being a key area of focus for the firm. This is evidenced by the investment they have made into the latest technology, continuously improving the office space, and the number of strategic heavyweight hires made in the last 12 months alone. They have a strong appetite for growth, and 2021 has been no different so far.

Investment in technology has always been an important part of who the firm is. They are constantly looking to remain ahead of the curve, provide a seamless client experience, and take away the monotonous administrative duties that will free up time to focus on what you do best; deliver top quality client service, build relationships, and generate revenue.

The client base reflects the firm's calibre, reputation, and expert knowledge. You will be representing international clients, household FTSE 250 names, and public sector bodies, making for a challenging, yet interesting and rewarding caseload.

What truly sets this firm apart is their culture. You may expect a firm of this size to have a stuffy, corporate environment, but that couldn't be further from reality. You will find a close-knit, collaborative team that will welcome you with open arms from day one, and an active social calendar that will allow you to integrate and build strong relationships with the wider team. This makes for an enjoyable and stimulating work environment, allowing the firm to enjoy an unrivalled employee retention rate. Also, you will find that the firm nurtures and develops legal talent, this is well demonstrated by the growing number of home-grown partners.

The Role

This is a stand-out opportunity for an NQ Planning Solicitor to join this highly regarded, Top 20 firm, based in Manchester.

Despite their size, the firm isn't looking for a cog in a wheel; you will be an individual with ideas and personality who can play a pivotal role in the department, giving you a high level of exposure to complex planning work.

Your caseload will include drafting and negotiating planning obligations & infrastructure agreements, strategic planning advice, supporting advocates and counsel at inquires, compulsory purchase orders & powers, development consent orders and drafting articles.

You will find that this opportunity comes with a high level of career investment and progression. You will find that many of their lawyers have taken advantage of the firm's global reach.

Requirements

  • You will be an NQ Planning Solicitor with up to 1 years PQE
  • Gained planning law experience at a leading city, national or international firm.
  • Be a keen business developer
  • First class communication skills

Salary & Benefits

  • You will receive a market-leading salary with an excellent bonus structure and benefits package.
  • The firm also promotes work-life balance with working from home days.

This is a standout position for an NQ Planning Solicitor to join this Top 20 practice in their buzzing Manchester office.

Apply now for immediate consideration or feel free to give me a call for a confidential conversation.