Planning and Environmental Lawyer

Location
England, Cambridgeshire
Salary
£52000 - £65000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted
06 Sep 2019
Closes
04 Oct 2019
Ref
BBBH13655
Contact
Jason Connolly
Practice area
Employment, Planning law
Position
Solicitor
Hours
Full time
Contract type
Permanent

This Top 50 practice are growing at an impressive rate, with top quality hires. Just recently they have secured several heavy hitting Partners across their network of offices which has been covered in the industry press.

The firm have a forward-thinking, innovative and dynamic culture, there is a real entrepreneurial spirit throughout all the offices, which aligns nicely with their continued growth. The firm have excellent internal communications and a strong management team, Partners are very accessible, and this collegiate approach has given them a culture where legal talent is nurtured. This is well demonstrated by the growing number of home-grown Partners.

What really stands this firm apart is the culture, to find a top 50 practice which still has maintained the culture of a smaller regional practice is impressive. Unlike some of their larger counterparts you will find a lack of barriers between departments, a real lack of hierarchy, zero tolerance for arrogance and pomposity, clear thinking and mutual support.

The firm acts across a very broad client base, across a growing and vast number of industry sectors with real specialists in their field, giving them a truly multiservice offering. The firm attracts work from fast-growth and major UK companies, along with UK subsidiaries of overseas-owned corporates, providing them with an intelligent alternative to mainstream City firms.

The role

Due to strategic growth, the firm are seeking to hire a Planning and Environmental Lawyer into their Cambridge office.

You will as part of a Nationally regarded department, alongside a Partner who is ranked in the Legal 500 as one of the top Planning Lawyers nationally. You will find you will obtain excellent exposure both work and client wise. You will deal with a broad range of work, which will make for a much more interesting role.

Work will include drafting, negotiating, litigating (planning appeals and court), policy and political advice.

The client base is broad and includes; commercial and residential developers, investors, retail and leisure operators, social housing bodies, major corporate occupiers, banks and other funders, and a range of public sector bodies.

You will find a real level of variety to the work, making for an interesting role. You will receive an excellent level of exposure, and given their level of growth, good prospects are in abundance.

Requirements

  • You will be a Planning Lawyer with between 2-6 years PQE
  • You will have worked for a recognised tax department
  • Strong academics are essential
  • First class communication skills are essential
  • Salary is competitive and negotiable depending on your level of experience, plus an industry leading benefits package

This an exciting opportunity for a Planning Lawyer to join one of the leading departments nationally, with great prospects, you will be based in the Cambridge office.

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