Planning Solicitor 4+PQE


City of London, London

posted 28 May 24

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Planning Solicitor 4+PQE


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Global Law Firm
Planning Law
Senior Associate 4+PQE

This leading global law firm, specialising in sectors including insurance, transport, infrastructure, energy, and trade and commodities, offering a comprehensive range of contentious and non-contentious legal services businesses operating across the world.

The firm's highly regarded Planning team assist both public and private clients on the full range of contentious and transactional planning matters. The group has an impressive track record ranging from complex and controversial strategic developments, to heritage property and high value homeowner projects. The team consists of four partners, two senior associates, and three associates.

The department work regularly with local planning authorities, project stakeholders and developers, often in tandem with the firm's wider real estate, construction and finance teams, to offer dedicated and bespoke client teams. These teams are further complimented by the firm's expertise in the infrastructure, aviation and hospitality sectors.

At the front end, the Planning team support clients in meeting tight deadlines, undertaking planning applications, feasibility reviews, and pursuing compulsory purchase orders. For contentious matters, they help clients devise solutions, resist challenges, suppress grants and undertake planning appeals.

The team are now seeking an experience planning solicitor to join their offices in London. The ideal candidate will have at least four years' experience in Planning gained from a highly regarded City or international practice in London. You will also ideally have experience in planning matters relating to Infrastructure projects.

As part of the role, you will advise on broad range of both contentious and non-contentious aspects of town and country planning for clients in the commercial, industrial, infrastructure and residential sectors. Non-contentious matters would include negotiating and drafting section 106 and highways agreements and advising on complex strategic development projects.

On the contentious side, you would advise on judicial and statutory review, compulsory purchase and public inquiries. You would also be expected to assist with specialist infrastructure projects under the Planning Act 2008 (NSIPs).

Please apply as directed or confidentially contact Aidan McAvinue at Search Legal for more information. Alternatively, if this role is not for you, I am working a variety of other Planning law opportunities with ranked teams in the City London so would be interested to talk to any Planning lawyer.

Search is an equal opportunities recruiter and we welcome applications from all suitably skilled or qualified applicants, regardless of their race, sex, disability, religion/beliefs, sexual orientation or age.

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  • Expiry date

    27 June 2024

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