Environmental Senior Associate

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Posted 30+ days ago
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£75,000 - 90,000
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Private Practice
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30+ days ago
Environmental Senior Associate 6+ PQE - Leeds A highly regarded international firm seeks an Environmental Senior Associate to join their market-leading practice, based in their Leeds city centre office. This role presents an unparalleled opportunity of exposure to a wide range of high quality environmental and regulatory matters, both contentious and non-contentious. THE ROLE The Environment team sits within the industry leading planning & environment team. The team work nationally cross-office, though there is a significant presence also based in Leeds. As a senior associate in the team you will advise on a broad range of matters including: · Regulatory advice including advising on remediation liability, nuclear regulation, water licensing, waste management, environmental permitting, extended producer responsibility, F-Gas, WEEE etc. · Transactional advice e.g. supporting the corporate, restructuring, property, projects and finance teams on transactional environmental issues such as contaminated land liability, asbestos management, permit transfer; · Regulatory enforcement including Net zero, carbon, biodiversity and natural capital advice, including nature-based solutions, offsetting, and EU /UK ETS compliance; · Environmental aspects of major infrastructure consenting and development including onshore & offshore renewables, carbon capture and storage, new water resources and climate change resilience projects. The team have an enviable client base spanning a range of sectors including energy, manufacturing, utilities, waste and recycling, many of which are household names. ABOUT YOU You will be a Qualified Solicitor with a minimum of 6 years' PQE as well as the following: · Post-qualified experience gained in a large regional or national practice. · Demonstrable experience of providing strategic environmental advice and strong contractual drafting and negotiation in this area. · Previous exposure not only to pure environmental matters, but also experience of working collaboratively with planning lawyers. · Experience and interest in contentious environmental work/ environmental litigation. · Client focused with a keen interest in business development. · A solid academic background. · Strong commercial acumen. OTHER INFORMATION · Market-leading salary plus bonus and a comprehensive benefits package. · Strong partner support within a leading environmental practice. · Join a leading team with senior top ranked specialists. · Unparalleled career development opportunity. If this sounds like your ideal opportunity and you have the pre-requisite experience, please contact jenniferhepple@bcllegal.com to discuss further. Or apply now with an up-to-date CV for immediate consideration! BCL Legal is an equal opportunities employer.
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