Planning Solicitor

Brooke Thornham Consulting
£50000 - £70000 per annum
Closing date
11 May 2021
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Planning Lawyer 5+ PQE Leeds

Our client is a national Top 50 firm with a good network of offices cross the UK and they are looking for a planning lawyer with upwards of 5 years PQE to join their team in Leeds City Centre.

As part of their drive to be the leading Planning Department in the UK and be part of this nationwide specialist practice. They act for a range of plcs and international businesses including commercial developers in the energy, residential, transport, retails, waste and manufacturing sectors as well as some local authorities. This specialist unit handles a broad range of planning work acting in support of other teams within the business, more specifically real estate, projects and transactional. For the main part they have particular expertise in large projects and major commercial and residential schemes advising on strategic planning matters.

As a consequence the successful recruit will be exposed to fantastic quality work sourced regionally and nationally. The emphasis within the UK department is on collaborative working so there is a strong team ethic and willingness to utilise resources and allocate work across all geographical regions.

A new recruit can expect to manage their own matters at an appropriate level for their experience, and also work as part of the team on their larger projects. Ideally the firm is looking for people with upwards of 5 years PQE, and as such those lawyers will already have a decent grounding in planning, infrastructure and environmental work, ideally in a Top 50 firm where they've handle significant projects matters.

This is a hard working team comprised of motivated and ambitious lawyers who get along well together and work hard for each other and the clients - that is the sort of attitude which will fit in here. Candidates need enthusiasm and commitment to their career, and those with the right attitude who are perhaps stepping up to this grade of planning work will definitely be considered on their merits. The firm has good internal resources for training and professional development and so alot of emphasis is put on 'fit' when it comes to this unit as the right candidates will step up to the mark. The firm has a transparent process for achieving promotion on merit and so this is an exciting opportunity for someone wanting to perform and be rewarded.

This is a hard working team which wants to grow and so someone with a receptive psyche and flexible attitude is going to impress and also be rewarded. A great opportunity for a Planning Lawyer who is wanting a challenging career in the north.

Brooke Thornham Consulting advertisements use PQE levels purely as a guide to the level of experience required for the role and this does not prohibit applications from candidates who are able to demonstrate the necessary skills and experience. We aim to respond to enquiries as soon as possible but if we have not contacted you within 5 days then unfortunately on this occasion your application has not quite met the requirements of our client closely enough.


Brooke Thornham Consulting is a legal recruitment business established in April 2018 as a partial continuation of a previous brand which had enjoyed a successful 10 years of trading from 2007 and built a stellar reputation. With offices in Leeds, we specialise in the recruitment of Solicitors from Newly Qualified through to Partner level, and our focus is on the commercial market.

We are well networked with clients in the north of England where we serve an enviable client list encompassing Top 20 national brands and also regional practices and boutique firms. Our trade mark is our pragmatism, and trying to offer value at every opportunity.

We believe that when you give more, you get more. That’s why we’re generous with our time and expertise, and why we go out of our way to understand you, share our knowledge and add something extra – every time you work with us.

We’re experts in our field – and we get results. But over time, we develop something even more important: the intuitive understanding that really special relationships are built on.


Director: Anthony Brooke (

Offices: Leeds (0113 4873080)

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0113 487 3080
No.1 Aire Street
United Kingdom
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