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JMC Legal Recruitment
Scotland, Edinburgh
£46000 - £56000 per annum + Excellent benefits
Closing date
30 May 2024

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Vacancy Type
Solicitors, Private Practice, Barristers, Private Practice
Experience Level
Junior Level
Full Time
Practice Areas

Job Details

Are you an ambitious Planning Solicitor seeking high-quality work at one of the best law firms to work for in the country?

This leading Scottish firm is seeking a Planning Solicitor (1-3 PQE) to join their friendly Edinburgh team and take on a high-quality mixed contentious/non-contentious caseload.

The Firm
Consistently recognised for its innovative and forward-looking approach this Big 4 leading Scottish firm is known for going above and beyond to invest in its people. This is a firm that will empower you to become the best version of yourself, develop new skills and make definitive steps forward in your career.

The firm boasts an impressive number of Legal 500 and Chambers and Partner rankings. Further, the quality of the work and legal talent at the firm has resulted in many of the lawyers gaining individual recognition within their chosen areas of expertise.

This firm will offer you a clear progression pathway from day one to develop along with their ambitious growth plans. They take pride in entrusting their employees with responsibly from early in their PQE.

As a full-service and independent law firm, the business is one of only a handful in Scotland to cater to such a broad range of clients. From local families and high net-worth individuals all the way up to global conglomerates, you will gain exposure to the holistic spectrum of clientele and work.

Last but not least, this firm has an award-winning culture which continues to permeate the business as it executes an impressive growth plan.
If you are seeking to develop your expertise and take a rewarding step forward in your career, this is a real opportunity to do so.

The role
You will be joining this highly Tier ranked Planning department led by three extremely experienced partners.

Your caseload will include an exciting and varied range of planning practice matters. Your work will be mainly focused on contentious matters such as planning appeals, public inquiries, hearings and judicial review. The post will require input on strategic decision-making and advice, as well as drafting of planning obligations.

You will also engage with the full-remit of advisory planning work, often in regard to some of the most large-scale and nationally critically projects nationally.

This is a great opportunity to further develop your technical and client relation skills and hell build on the firms already stellar reputation.

The platform for progression is clear and for someone looking for an engaging role with quality national work, this is an exceptional opportunity to develop your career.


  • As a guide, this role would suit a Planning Lawyer between 1-3 years PQE
  • Experience in contentious planning work
  • Ability to manage complex and varied workloads efficiently to the highest standard
  • Excellent verbal/written communicator with first rate interpersonal skills
  • Leadership experience and a desire to mentor junior team members
  • Has a proactive, innovative, and value adding mindset

What's on offer

  • Working for an award winning independent firm
  • An opportunity to develop a revered reputation in the Planning practice
  • Exposure to top-tier clients and high-quality/high-value work
  • First rate career progression opportunities
  • Excellent salary
  • Excellent benefits package and well-being considerations

Apply now for immediate consideration or contact Sid Wright at 0161 240 3763/ for a confidential conversation.


JMC Legal Recruitment was founded by highly experienced Legal Recruitment Consultant, Jason Connolly. His motivation to establish JMC was to create a refreshingly friendly agency with a truly consultative approach and who are always a pleasure to deal with.

We're a dynamic business with our sights set high and a growing client base spanning the country. We believe that in any business the most valuable assets are the people – and it’s true of JMC, too. Whether dealing with candidates or firms, our consultants’ passion for legal recruitment and excellent market knowledge always shines through.  Our state of the art software means our consultants are more accessible to you and we keep ahead of the curve in the changing legal landscape to ensure you are always given up to date advice.

What can you expect from us? We will always manage your expectations and come back to you with updates as soon as they become available. We pride ourselves on the highest level of integrity, as we understand that when looking for a new role or member of staff it is often highly confidential. You will find that we always take the time to really listen and understand before we advise. We will get to know you, taking into account not just technical ability, but personality and cultural fit. We’re also easy to get hold of; we appreciate that when looking for a new role it can be difficult to talk during the working day, so we will make ourselves available and find a time that works for you. Give us a call and talk to one of our friendly team today. We’re waiting to help you.

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