Planning Solicitor

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Posted 21 days ago
Contract Type:
£55,000 - 70,000
Area of Law:
Private Practice
Reference Number:
1st July 2024
Planning Solicitor NQ-5 PQE - Leeds A leading national firm is looking for a Planning Solicitor to join their growing team in Leeds. This is a fantastic opportunity to develop your career in a successful national team, with excellent quality work which is often complex and high-profile. This is a highly regarded national firm that has seen several years of successful and authentic growth. The firm is committed to the attraction, development and retention of talent and have further ambitious plans to continue with growth. You will join a friendly, approachable and collaborative firm that recognise the importance of your health and wellbeing, as well as continuing to create an environment in which people feel supported to excel both professionally and personally. The Opportunity: As the Planning team continue to grow, they are looking for a solicitor around 0-5 years PQE to join their ranks. The team have an established client base including some of the UK's largest housebuilders, national retail and leisure chains, large country estates and leading public sector organisations. You will work closely with Partners and other team members on complex and often high profile matters and interesting project work. Key Responsibilities will include: · Reviewing and negotiating s106 Agreements for housebuilders, registered providers, landowners and local authorities. · Advising on CIL regulations, applications and structuring planning proposals. · Advising on certificates of lawfulness and planning enforcement from the initial stages through to inquiry and/or judicial challenge. · Advising on highway issues, including public rights of way. · Advising clients in relation to compulsory acquisition and Development Consent Order work. Ideal Candidate: The team are seeking applicants from NQ level up to around 5 years PQE and experience gained within an established planning practice. Exceptional communication skills, both written and verbal, are essential as carrying out basic planning due diligence to support the wider team is a key element of this role. The ideal candidate will also demonstrate strong organisational, time management and prioritisation skills on top of good IT skills. You will also be a team player, in order to work collaboratively as part of a national team. The successful candidate can expect to be offered a competitive salary in the region of £50k upwards depending on experience. They also offer hybrid working and a range of other benefits including pension scheme, bonus scheme and other flexible benefits such as life assurance, holiday purchase. If this sounds like the ideal role, please contact for a confidential discussion. Or apply now with a copy of your CV for immediate consideration! BCL Legal is an equal opportunities employer.
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