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Solicitor 3PQE+ - Planning

Job Introduction

We're recruiting for a Planning Solicitor 3PQE+ to be based in our London office.  You will be part of our growing Planning and Environment Team carrying out out a full range of planning services.  As a Solicitor based in our London office you will have excellent networking ability as this role will have a strong focus on developing business.

In return we will invest in you. We want you to be successful. You will manage your own caseloads ensuring your experience is varied and broad. Through our national service lines you will work with notable clients and become a sector specialist. You will receive bespoke training throughout your career ensuring you have the technical and commercial skills to build an effective and successful practice.

Role Responsibility

Once you are in the role of Planning Solicitor you will deliver the following:

  • Advise on a range of topics including; enforcement, listed buildings, compulsory purchase and compensation. 
  • Draft and negotiate agreements and other documentation.
  • Prepare letters of objection, witness statements and statutory declarations.
  • Attend inquiries and hearings including advocacy.
  • Instruct Counsel and attendance at conferences.
  • Business development, including cross selling and attending networking events.

The Ideal Candidate

Our employees are talented people, distinguished by technical excellence, with a willingness to embrace team working and a passion for client service. You will be able to demonstrate a similar supportive, flexible and driven ethos and will have accumulated the following experience and skills:

  • Technical excellence in planning law knowledge and 3PQE+ experience is essential.
  • Strong networking and business development ability.

  • Advocacy experience is desirable.

  • Preferably demonstrable experience in a key sector i.e. housing, renewables or leisure.

  • It is anticipated that the suitable candidate will come from either a large regional firm or London firm with dedicated planning practice and will have good commercial awareness particularly in respect of developer clients, although we may consider local authority candidates.

TLT is committed to creating a diverse working environment and encourages applications from all suitably qualified people, regardless of any of the characteristics protected by the laws in the locations in which we operate.

Package Description

We value our employees highly and we want you to feel valued. You will receive a competitive basic salary with an annual pay review.  As a fee earner if you exceed your targets you will receive a generous annual bonus. You will also have access to an extensive range of benefits via our flexible benefits scheme including 25 days holiday (which will increase to 30 days based upon length of service) and private medical insurance. You will have discounted rates for the latest mobile phones and discounted gym memberships.

About the Firm

We’re an ambitious UK law firm built around the needs of our high profile clients. With over 1000 employees and 100 partners across our six UK offices, we’ve grown considerably in the last three years – and so have our revenues. Open-minded? Definitively. Forward-focused? Absolutely. An energetic firm with an entrepreneurial, collaborative culture, we’re always looking to recruit highly talented individuals with the drive to succeed. So if you’re dynamic, determined and looking for a firm where you can develop your skills, join us and we’ll give you everything you need to thrive.



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