Planning Lawyer / Partner

England, Bristol
£60000 - £100000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
06 Mar 2018
03 Apr 2018
Charlie Simpkin
Practice area
Planning law
Full time
Contract type

Are you looking for an opportunity to progress to Partnership and head up a department in one of the most well-respected and highly ranked Planning teams nationally?

Now ranked in the Top 100 this law firm has a culture though that stands them apart from nearly all firms of their size.

They are a people orientated business; they have a reputation for nurturing talent and a feel that you would normally only associate with much smaller or regional firms. They have a completely open-door policy with Partners seated throughout the open plan office with much more junior staff; this even applies to the CEO. You will find there is no hierarchy with even Paralegals being encouraged to share their thoughts. Just recently a Paralegal undertook a training session for a whole team including Partner; it is this collaborative approach which has seen them progress Solicitors to Partners in a record breaking time. The firm is multi-award-winning and is the innovative law firm of choice.

They have grown year on year for the last decade, they punch well above their weight and only recently they received industry press for Corporate deals on par with the very elite of City firms. There is a forward-thinking, modern and progressive feel throughout the firm; they have an unheard-of staff retention rate compared to that of their similar sized counterparts.

The firm is looking to hire a Planning Senior Associate / Partner into their thriving and growing Bristol, Somerset office.

Most of the firms prestigious and Legal 500 ranked Planning team are based in the firms head office.

This role will involve you setting up a new Bristol planning team, you will work with other partners and solicitors in the department across the firm's other offices, with a focus on actively generating work in the Bristol market and surrounds. The Planning team covers the full remit of planning matters, from planning obligations, highways and infrastructure, community infrastructure levy, lawful development certificates and supporting other teams in the firm on property acquisitions and disposals, to contentious planning matters such as enforcement, compulsory purchase, judicial reviews, statutory challenges, and appeals.

This role would be the perfect stepping stone for someone looking for short term solid Partnership prospects; you will have autonomy to lead this new team forwards, but also lots of support from the other Planning Partners.

  • You will be a Planning Solicitor with five years PQE + (there is no upper limit on the amount of PQE)
  • You will be based in the Bristol office, so a following or network in/around this area would be ideal
  • You will be ambitious and want to progress in your career and lead a team forwards
  • A good technical knowledge is essential
  • Experience of managing is desirable but not essential
  • Salary is dependent on your level of experience and background, although, above market rate, you will also receive a truly excellent benefits package.

This is an excellent opportunity for an ambitious Planning Senior Associate / Partner to join this prestigious Bristol office.

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