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Planning Senior Associate

£55000 - £65000 per annum

Managing this Role


Joey Medway

Headhunter - North West & Yorkshire
0203 865 2113

Join this Top 200 Firm and manage a broad range of contentious & non-contentious planning matters at the heart of their Legal 500 department, with strong prospects to progress towards partnership.

With offices spanning across the North, this Top 200 Firm are widely recognised as a regional legal heavyweight. Adopting an innovative & result-driven approach, they are regularly acknowledged by the Legal 500 and have achieved numerous awards within the region.

The firm have made significant investments throughout 2022, proven by the increase in expenditure on the latest legal tech and strategic appointments made over the last 12 months. Yet, despite this continuous expansion, they have committed to preserving a close-knit, collaborative community by developing a support network amongst different departments.

Here, they strive to invest time in training and developing each lawyer at all levels. Moreover, with fun social and sporting events regularly taking place, they continue to break away from the traditional corporate atmosphere that national firms tend to possess. This is reinforced by hybrid working that allows colleagues to split their week between the office and home, facilitating a truly pleasant work/life balance.

The Role:

  • This is a highly rewarding opportunity for a Planning Senior Associate to join the firm's dynamic office in Leeds, with hybrid working in place
  • Earning Legal 500 accreditation, the Planning department undertake a blend of contentious & non-contentious mandates for local & city councils, energy providers, universities and national businesses across the housing, finance, environmental and public sectors
  • To align with this, you will manage a diverse caseload, including planning applications & appeals, S.106 agreements, Highways Act agreements, S.278 & 38 agreements, judicial review and public inquiry work
  • As a Senior Associate, you will also have the opportunity to mentor the junior members of the team and build up your own client base within the areas of your choice
  • In return, you can expect to receive plenty of opportunities to further progress within the team towards director and partner level

The Ideal Candidate:

  • An experienced Planning Solicitor with 5 to 8 years PQE
  • Highly meticulous & commercially focused


  • Competitive salary & benefits package
  • Flexible working

This is a standout opportunity for a Planning Senior Associate to join the firm's vibrant office in Leeds.

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