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Planning Lawyer

£50000 - £65000 per annum
Manchester City Of Manchester

Managing this Role


Ray Birkett

Recruitment Consultant - North West
0161 240 3763

This Top 100 law firm has doubled in size in the past 5 years and has ambitious plans to build on this. You will join a heavy-hitting team of Partners and Lawyers, many of whom are individually recognised in the Legal 500. The firm has an impressive amount of homegrown Partners, and you will be supported to develop your technical ability and progress your career.

The Firm:

This Top 100 law firm are steeped in history and now have eight offices across the UK. Despite their national presence, the firm has retained a local approach and offers a high level of client service that truly makes them stand out from the crowd.

The key to the firm's success comes down to the talented individuals in the team, the firm nurtures and develops legal talent, which is well demonstrated by the number of homegrown partners that they house. You will find a powerful leadership team; there is very much an open-door policy, Partners are accessible and are always on hand to mentor their respective teams. It is common to find junior Lawyers seated side by side with Partners. Everyone has a voice; this genuinely collaborative culture continues to give the firm a high level of success.

The firm has invested heavily in technology; many of their systems are cutting edge. They have also recently introduced AI; this has allowed them to streamline the way fee earners work, making individuals much more efficient and allowing them to spend more time focussing on client care, service delivery and going above and beyond to exceed client expectations.

The practice has an extremely diverse client base, making for an interesting caseload. You will often find clients who have International interests and assets. On the business side, they work with household FTSE 250 names and many tech and other start-up OMB.

You will be based in the eye-catching and stylish Manchester City Centre office.

The Role:

This is a stand-out opportunity for a Planning Associate to join this highly regarded Top 100 firm, based in Manchester City Centre.

The team handles a broad range of high-quality matters on behalf of a National and International client base. The firm has a strong sector presence across health, insurance, sport, and technology, making for an interesting and diverse caseload. The role will cover the full range of planning work, including strategic planning advice, review of planning applications, planning obligations, advice on CIL etc.

You will gain exposure to complex and high-value transactions and will work side by side with the team's renowned Partners, who offer a wealth of knowledge and experience to draw from.

You will find that this role comes with a high level of career investment, and you will be supported to achieve your career aspirations and goals. The firm has a track record of promoting from within; over 80% of their current Partners came in at trainee/junior level and worked their way up.


  • You will be a Planning Lawyer with at least 2 years' experience (there is no upper limit in regards to the amount of experience)
  • You will have a strong background in Planning Law with experience managing your own caseload.
  • Strong relationship-building skills with both clients and colleagues
  • Able to undertake marketing and business development in order to contribute to profitability

This is a genuinely exciting opportunity for a Planning Associate to join an innovative Top 100 firm that offers a highly competitive remuneration package, including bonus, and unrivalled progression prospects with a clear route to Partnership.

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