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    Manchester £52,000 – £62,000

    Planning Associate/ Planning Lawyer/ Planning Solicitor

    A Planning Solicitor with in excess of 6 years of PQE is sought by a Mid Tier Commercial firm based in Manchester. Competitive salary and excellent work life balance on offer in this award winning Manchester based planning department.

    My client is a high profile North West law firm whose expertise covers the full spectrum of commercial and private client legal services and its lawyers are recognised by The Legal 500 and Chambers as experts in their fields. They now have a new requirement for a Planning Lawyer with 6 or more years PQE to join their expanding team in Manchester.

    They provide contentious and non-contentious planning advice, working with local authorities, successfully negotiating s106 planning obligations, brownfield redevelopment work and planning enforcement. The Planning department is a key Practice area for the Firm and It is essential the chosen Planning Solicitor has experience of Planning and Highway Law and who is keen to broaden and deepen their knowledge in this area. Having strong commercial awareness, you'll be advising on planning, CIL, Affordable housing and highway issues and conversely possess an appreciation of Developer requirements. Drafting and legal research experience is key and there will be involvement in business development initiatives.

    The client is looking for a personable, self-motivated, commercially-focused Planning Solicitor to join an award winning, friendly team. You will play a key role in the team and be encouraged to develop your own practice/ contacts in a supportive environment, through offering your own organisational skills and methodical approach.

    The ideal candidate will be able to demonstrate your skills with relevant experience with commercial clients in a similar environment. Candidates from a local authority background or candidates with varying PQE will also be considered. A following of business is not required, although will be reflected in the salary expectations.

    Apply now for immediate consideration.

    Please contact Nick Barrass, Legal Recruitment Consultant, to discuss the role in more detail or apply through the vacancy for immediate consideration.

    Douglas Scott are a legal recruitment expert and the UK's leading law firms trust us with their legal vacancies. You can therefore apply for our North West legal jobs with confidence. We are a regulated recruitment consultancy and will discuss this role and seek your approval before submitting an application directly to the decision maker.

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    Douglas Scott are the Legal Recruitment experts and the UK’s leading law firms trust us with their legal vacancies. You can therefore apply for our Manchester based legal jobs with confidence, we are a regulated employment agency and will discuss this role with you and seek your approval before submitting your application directly to the decision maker.

    Job Spec

    • Area of Law: Planning and Environmental Law,
    • Type: Private Practice,
    • Salary: £52,000 - £62,000
    • Term: Permanent
    • Location: Manchester
    • Reference: NB36830


    To discuss the role in more detail call Nick Barrass on 0203 846 3071 or apply online.

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