Planning Partner

England, Bristol
£85000 - £100000 per annum + Excellent Benefits Package
23 Apr 2021
21 May 2021
Carl Pace
Full Time
Practice Areas

Are you a Senior Planning Solicitor, looking for an avenue to Partnership, or a Partner seeking room to breathe and the means to grow a team around them?

Join one of the UK's leading Planning departments, supporting on advisory and contentious matters that arise from supporting numerous industry leaders.

The Firm

Firmly placed in the Top 100, with a national presence built by 6 regional offices, the firm's vast remit of sector specialisms is matched only by their emphasis on quality. Well received by the Legal 500, with over 20 teams and 45 individuals ranked by Chambers UK, their prowess fundamentally speaks for itself.

Truly a full-service law firm, business owners, the public sector, international corporations, private individuals and non-profits consider the firm to be key business partners, with guidance being offered across a behemoth number of sectors. Whether needing more traditional support, or wanting to be ahead of the curve in emerging fields, you are in good hands.

Open-minded and realistic in their approach to legal advice, the technically sharp and results driven expertise provided equates to a dependable, winning service that often competes and with the City.

Committed to sharing its continued success, the firm considers staff progression to be an obligation, and takes pride in its long history of continuous development. Many of the Chambers ranked Partners started in support roles and now lead their respective fields.

The Role

Senior Associate / Partner to join L500-ranked Planning team in Bristol Top 100 firm.

Due to continued investment, a Senior Associate, or Partner-level Planning Solicitor has the opportunity to thrive in one of UK's leading teams.

Working alongside senior colleagues, you will advice on planning matters, from planning obligations, highways and infrastructure, community infrastructure levy, lawful development certificates and supporting other teams in the firm on property acquisitions and disposals.

You will manage contentious matters also, such as enforcement, compulsory purchase, judicial reviews, statutory challenges and appeals.

Working with existing clients whilst engaging with new ones, your high level of influence in the firm will see you expand the team and contribute to long-term strategic decisions, opening the doors to move upwards in the business.


  • 5+ years PQE experience within advisory and contentious planning
  • Results-driven BD, and client engagement
  • Supporting and mentoring junior colleagues
  • Working alongside business leaders
  • Utilising continued opportunities for progression

For a senior solicitor looking to make Partner, or as a Partner that wishes to be able to further grow the team around them, this opportunity to act for one of the UK's best planning departments is a springboard to long-term progression and opportunity.

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