Planning Partner

England, West Yorkshire, Leeds
£80000 - £130000 per annum
25 Nov 2020
23 Dec 2020
Lucy Burt
Full Time
Practice Areas
Planning, Real Estate
Experience Level
Partner, Senior Level

This is an exciting opportunity to join a top 150 firm who boast a refreshing approach and international presence. Highly ranked in the Legal 500 across all practice areas, the firm are looking for an ambitious and entrepreneurial individual to continue to pave the way to excellence.

The Firm

This top tiered firm are known in the industry for being forward thinking and commercially savvy. They are ranked in the top 200 and have a reputation regionally, nationally and internationally. They have won a number of awards including being ranked in the top 10 companies to work for.

The firm have made a number of heavy hitting, strategic hires which has allowed them to constantly stay ahead of the curve. By achieving a double-digit growth year on year for the decade gives you a flavour of their success.

The firm have an impressive client base advising household names and significant brands from FTSE 100 companies, major international businesses and owner-managed businesses.

They differentiate their selves as a firm run by entrepreneurial leaders, work collaboratively to provide a seamless service. By putting this into the mix alongside their dynamic vision and energy allows them to put their clients at the heart of their offering. It is this high level of quality and care that is embedded into their DNA and stands them apart.

The firm recognised they not only have a duty of care for their clients, but also their staff, in turn offering competitive benefits, work life balance initiatives and agile working.

The Role

The firm is looking for an entrepreneurial Planning Partner to join their buzzing central Leeds office.

You will work closely with the other Partners within the Residential Development & Property department, and more generally across the firm, to drive the business forwards. You will work as part of a driven and commercially successful leadership team.

The department have an interesting and varied client base to include private sector developers, land and property owners, residential developers, energy & infrastructure providers and commercial developers as well as local authorities.

Your caseload will be broad and cover a wise spectrum of high value work including planning obligations, highways law, judicial reviews, planning enforcement investigations and auditing planning applications.

This role comes with strong prospects to progress, in line with the growth agenda.


  • You will be a Planning Lawyer with at least 8 years PQE (there is no upper limit regarding the amount of experience)
  • A transferable client base or regional contacts is highly advantageous
  • You will have a strong technical knowledge and first-class communication skills
  • You will have good experience of dealing with large settlements
  • You will have strong business development capabilities
  • Experience of overseeing a team is desirable, however not essential


  • Salary is competitive and negotiable depending on your level of experience, on offer is an excellent benefits package and very lucrative bonus scheme

This Planning Partner opportunity to join a substantial and dynamic firm in central of Leeds is one not to be missed, with excellent career progression on offer.

Apply now for immediate consideration or feel free to give me a call for a confidential conversation.

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