Truro, Cornwall
14 Feb 2019
14 Mar 2019
Practice area
Planning law
Full time
Contract type

Solicitor, 2-8 PQE


Truro office

Stephens Scown LLP is an award-winning employee owned law firm with offices in Exeter, Truro and St Austell.  We're very proud to be named in the prestigious ‘Times 100 Best Companies to Work For’ 2018, our fourth consecutive year of making it on to the list.

We are looking for a Solicitor or Associate to join the Planning team in our Truro Office.  This is a full time opportunity working 9am-5.15pm Monday to Friday.

The Role:

You will be working as a Solicitor or Associate within the Planning team.  You will undertake a varied caseload and assist with all aspects of Planning work, with duties including but not limited to advising on: planning permission; appeals; CIL; s106 agreements; judicial review; highways and public rights of way; and environmental law.

In addition to fee earning work, there will be administrative duties, such as assisting with general administration and Lexcel compliance.  The successful applicant will also be expected to get involved in business development activities.

Are you the right person?

The ideal candidate will be a planning lawyer who is 2 - 8 years PQE 

You will need to be able to work on your own caseload, and work as part of a team.

You will have excellent interpersonal and communication skills and a focus on exceptional client care. You will also be used to working in a busy and highly professional driven environment.

The position would suit someone who is highly organised, accurate, proactive and committed to meeting deadlines while remaining calm under pressure. Excellent all round communication skills, professional telephone manner and attention to detail is essential. You will also have a flexible approach and the ability to work within a team environment

You will also need to be IT literate and be able to use a case management system. 

What we can offer you:

In return you will be offered a competitive salary, FTE of 25 days’ holiday per year, life assurance and private medical insurance schemes. Our employees also benefit from our employee ownership profit share scheme.

If this sounds like you and you would like to be considered for this opportunity, please send your application by email (quoting your current or last salary) enclosing an up to date CV to or by post to:

HR Department, Stephens Scown LLP, Curzon House, Southernhay West, Exeter, EX1 1RS

Agencies will be asked to work with us on this role if required. Speculative candidates submitted through agencies we have not instructed will not be considered to be represented by that agency.

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