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Planning Associate

£52000 - £60000 per annum

Managing this Role


Lucy Burt

Senior Recruitment Consultant - North West
0161 240 3763

Recognised at Britain's Top Employer's awards, this firm offer a truly streamlined working environment with very high-quality work that will place you years ahead of your PQE.

The Firm

This top 50 firm houses Legal 500 leading individuals and Chambers ranked Partners. With multiple Tier 1 practices across the firm, they have become the leading UK firms in the commercial, insurance and public sector space.

As a leading firm all practice areas are committed to investing in their employees. 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 the environment the offer to their employees.

The firm have grown substantially due to their dynamic team and strategic heavyweight hires. Despite their continuous expansion, market presence and continued organic growth plans, they have committed to preserving a positive culture throughout their multiple offices across the UK.

Agile working, and a healthy work-life balance are important to the firm. Working from home is commonplace amongst their workforce, and you will be given the autonomy to take true ownership of your work.

The Role

This top 45 firm is seeking a Planning Solicitor to join their growing office in the heart of Leeds.

The Planning team handle a broad and exciting variety of high-quality work for their private and public sector clients.

The department is looking to add to the team through organic growth. They are doing incredibly well in the market and have a number of exciting projects in the pipeline.

In this role, you will have conduct of your own matters, providing clients with commercially focussed planning advice and guidance, and working collaboratively with other members of the team to help deliver further growth for the department and nationally.

You will need to have strong experience in either promoting CPO's, drafting complex section 106 agreements for residential developments and/or advising in relation to DCO applications.

You will be at the forefront of this growing practice, and there will be a clear scope for you to develop and grow in this role.


  • You will be a Planning Solicitor with 3 - 6 years PQE
  • You will have good experience in your training contract and/or running your own Planning caseload
  • Experience of CPO matters would be highly beneficial
  • Energy, drive and enthusiasm are key
  • You will have a meticulous eye for detail


  • Salary is negotiable depending on your level of experience
  • Competitive salary
  • 28 days annual leave bank holidays
  • Flexible, hybrid working
  • Large benefits package

This is an exciting opportunity for a Planning Solicitor to join this leading firm based in the centre of Leeds.

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