Landscape Logo Landscape Logo

Planning Partner

£80000 - £120000 per annum
Tyne and Wear Newcastle upon Tyne

Managing this Role


Lucy Burt

Senior Recruitment Consultant - North West
0161 240 3763

Are you a senior associate who is seeking a pathway to Partnership? Perhaps you have hit a glass ceiling and seeking a route for progression.

This highly ranked department are looking for a specialist Planning Director/Partner to join their forward thinking and entrepreneurial firm. You will be given all the support to further grow the wider Real Estate Department in their Newcastle office.

The Firm

This top 100 firm houses Legal 500 leading individuals mentioned and ranked on the Legal 500 chambers. With multiple tier 1 departments in many areas of the law, this firm have become the leading law firm in the North. This firm service a range of clients from some of the largest businesses to HNW and UNHW individuals domestically and overseas.

They are truly made in the North, to which they are very proud of the roots that they have. Growing from a small practice to a leading Law firm has allowed them to invest in their staff and Clients. You will find a truly re-awarding atmosphere working with a range of private and public Sector Clients. This firm have won multiple awards and are leading practice in terms of Staff Welfare.

The firm have grown substantially due to their dynamic team and strategic heavyweight hires. Despite their continuous expansion and continued organic growth plans, they have committed to preserving a real family feel throughout their offices.

Agile working, and a healthy work-life balance are important principles to the firm. Working from home is commonplace amongst their workforce and you have the ability to run your own day.

The Role

The firm is seeking a Planning Director or Partner to join their flourishing Newcastle office.

The wider department has grown year on year and are highly ranked in the legal 500. They deal with a high quality of work, focusing on quality, with solicitors dealing with manageable caseloads.

The planning department is currently thriving, they deal with a varied caseload, acting for national retail and leisure chains, large country estates and leading public sector organisations. They have a particular expertise acting for the UK's biggest housebuilders.

You will play a pivotal role of this department, working in one of the growing offices and will become instrumental in developing this department. You will be given the support of the firm, to which the wider department have a seat on the Board.

You will carry out a very interesting caseload including development plans, objections to applications, section 106, 38, 278, 104 and other related agreements, wind farms, renewable energy, regeneration, development consent orders, compulsory purchase orders, applications and appeals.

This is a real opportunity for someone looking to develop in their career, team moves are welcomed.


  • You will be a Planning Solicitor with at least 10 years PQE (there is no upper limit in regard to the amount of PQE)
  • You will have good experience of running your own high-quality Planning caseload
  • Energy, drive and enthusiasm are key
  • You will have a meticulous eye for detail
  • Excellent communication and client care skills are necessary


  • Salary is negotiable depending on your level of PQE, plus an excellent benefits package

This is an excellent opportunity for a Planning Director or Partner to join this growing, Top 100 Practice in their Newcastle office.

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