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Planning Partner

JMC Legal recruitment
England, West Yorkshire, Leeds
£80000 - £120000 per annum
Closing date
5 Mar 2021
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Job Details

You will be part of an award-winning team, on the panels for most of the high-profile Planning mandates in the UK. You will work with leading individuals implementing the firm's strategy in their Leeds office.

The team consists of leading individuals and is supported by the wider award-winning Real Estate team.

The Firm

This Top 50 law firm have grown substantially in recent years, and unlike many law firms this has been done organically rather than through mergers. Seen as one of the go to firms for Blue Chip and FTSE 500 companies this firm are seen as a National heavyweight. With further growth planned on the International stage, this firm are one of the most innovative and forward-thinking firms in London.

With a wide range of listed and Private Companies, Institutions and Individuals, you will find this firm has been attracting the best talent from the Top UK firms, by offering highly Tiered Legal 500 quality work, but with the work life balance that is often missed at larger practices. Winners of multiple national firms and employment awards, you can really see the benefit to joining this practice. Currently ranked in the Top 10 nationally for the amount of Legal 500 entries, you will work alongside ambition and quality lawyers.

A key benefit to this practice is not only the quality of work and their large reputation across Real Estate, Corporate, Commercial Technology, Banking & Finance, FinTech and Data. But is the culture that stands out, you will be part of a very diverse workforce within a firm that promotes staff well-being providing great results for clients and individuals alike.

The Role

This Top 50 firm are looking for a Planning Partner to join them in their Legal 500 ranked and Chambers ranked department within their Leeds office.

You will be part of a wider award-winning Real Estate team, working within the Legal 500 Chambers and Partners recognised Planning department. Real Estate and the specialist teams within account for 40% of this firm as such you will be working on the most complex and high-profile matters.

The Planning specialist team works with 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 on some of the UK's most complex and challenging urban regeneration schemes, along with mixed use, residential, retail and private rented sector (PRS) developments.

You will have supporting private and public sector clients on all aspects of planning, highways and compulsory purchase law, balancing their strategic objectives with the various demands placed upon them by the planning system.


  • You will be a Planning Partner with at least 8 years PQE (There is no upper limit for the level of PQE)
  • You will be currently working within a Top National firm or heavyweight regional firm
  • Worked within a respectable Real Estate group.
  • Exposure to a broad range of Planning matters.


  • You will receive a competitive salary and along with an excellent remuneration package.
  • The firm are well known for their quality culture, and you will be a recipient of this.

This is a stand out position for a Planning Partner to join this Top 50 practice in their Leeds office.

Apply now for immediate consideration, alternatively please feel to email or call for a confidential conversation.


JMC Legal Recruitment are a National legal recruitment agency with offices in London, Bristol and New York. Working with Top law firms, a refreshing approach.

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