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Planning Solicitor

£45000 - £60000 per annum
Tyne and Wear Newcastle upon Tyne

Managing this Role


Lucy Burt

Senior Recruitment Consultant - North West
0161 240 3763

Are you seeking an opportunity to progress with the leading UK practice that is dynamic, forward-thinking and ahead of the curve? They have a truly unique culture which stands them apart from the crowd. This role would be the perfect step up in terms of progression, perhaps you might feel you have hit a glass ceiling in your current role?

The firm

This multi-award-winning practice is ranked in the Top 100; this firm culturally stands apart from other City practices, they are incredibly entrepreneurial, creative and offer a level of flexibility to staff which is unheard of for firms of a similar size.

Despite their size, they have a human feel throughout the practice. They invest heavily in their staff and they have a fantastic reputation for offering strong prospects.

The role is to be based in the heart of the Leeds; however, they have a network of offices throughout the UK and a presence internationally. The firm is known for their extensive network of ultra HNW individuals and privately and publicly owned businesses.

The practice is multi-service, but they are particularly well-known for their wealth management services and offer a refreshing alternative to the larger, more conventional business law firms.

The role

The firm is seeking to recruit a Planning Solicitor to join their growing team based in Newcastle.

You will be at the forefront of a highly ranked team who have many Lawyers listed as leaders in their field in the Legal 500, working with the other partners to drive the department forwards.

This firm deal with a fantastic quality of Planning work, from energy projects including off shore wind farms, major residential schemes, waste and mineral projects, new rail and road projects and aviation developments.

Your experience in planning should be solid. The role will involve handling large scale development consent orders, compulsory acquisitions, reviewing environmental statements.

This opportunity presents a chance to handle a wide range of the highest level of planning work outside of London.


  • You will be a Planning Solicitor 2 years PQE (there is no upper limit in regard to experience)
  • You will have technical knowledge
  • Excellent communication skills are essential

What's on offer

  • An opportunity to work alongside legal 500 ranked lawyers within a highly competitive, ambitious legal market
  • A salary above market rate but reflective on experience and billings

This is an excellent, Planning Solicitor opportunity with a Top 100 practice based in the Newcastle office.

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