PLANNING ASSOCIATE - 0-4 PQE – LONDON
Let's start with some basic information to get your juices flowing: our client has a Tier 1 Planning Practice in London. In the UK, it arguably has the largest planning practice of any law firm. That Planning & Environment and Energy & Infrastructure team (as it is called) sits alongside one of the largest real estate teams of any law firm nationally. As you can already tell, this firm is a serious player in this space.
This is an excellent opportunity for a junior lawyer (up to 4 years' PQE), to join a top London practice, led by lawyers in the "Hall of Fame" (we know - what is that all about, really?). In any event, if you are an ambitious junior to mid-level planning solicitor (particularly if you have an interest in, and experience of, infrastructure and projects work) then you should definitely speak to us. Many lawyers want to work in the best practice there is in their particular space. That's because it is CV enhancing, career-enhancing and it makes getting out of bed in the morning an exciting proposition when you are going to work to jump onto the best mandates in the market. In this case, this is a real and genuine opportunity to do that. Also, the firm is a leader in agile and flex working and it has other initiatives that other law-firms stuck in their 9.30-7.30 rota can only dream of.
The successful candidate will ideally have gained experience working in a large commercial law firm and will understand the levels of service delivery required. You will have a strong academic background and an outgoing personality. You should be prepared to travel, both within the UK and internationally, for the purposes of visiting clients and the other UK offices. This role requires a lawyer who is technically excellent, but, equally important, commercially aware and enthusiastic about business development. A team player with a strong client focussed approach.
Call Paul on 07852399266