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Senior Planning Lawyer

JMC Legal Recruitment
England, Kent, Sevenoaks
£80000 - £120000 per annum
Closing date
26 Jun 2024

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Vacancy Type
Solicitors, Private Practice
Experience Level
Partner, Senior Level
Full Time
Practice Areas
7+ Years, Partner

Job Details

Planning Lawyer (Senior Associate / Legal Director) | Top 50 firm | Kent

This innovative, contemporary, and highly successful firm based in Kent is currently experiencing a period of sustained growth. As a result, they are seeking a Senior Planning Lawyer at either the Senior Associate or Legal Director level to join their market leading team in Sevenoaks.

This position serves as an ideal opportunity for a Planning Solicitor seeking advancement, providing a platform to truly excel in their career within a leading firm.

The Firm:

  • The firm fosters a nurturing and supportive culture, embodying a genuine sense of family and team spirit reflective of its origins. Regular social events unite the team, celebrating their collective hard work and achievements throughout the year.
  • With ambitious plans for continued expansion in the coming years, including strategic hires to enhance their offerings, the firm presents forward-thinking individuals with unparalleled opportunities to drive their own practice forward, backed by full support from the firm.

About the Role:

  • The firm are seeking a Senior Planning Lawyer who is ambitious, driven, and forward-thinking to join their Environment and Planning team.
  • The team are highly regarded in the Legal 500 operates across the South East and have some exciting growth plans
  • This specialist team are known for handling high-quality, complex, and high-profile work.
  • You'll be managing your own caseload of planning and environmental work as well as play an active part in the continued growth of the planning team, as well as manage more junior colleagues
  • You will deliver high-quality planning advice to local planning authorities, housebuilders, and development clients.


  • Experienced Planning Solicitor likely at the Senior Associate, Legal Director or Partner level l Minimum of 10 years PQE
  • You must have experience in a regional, national, or City firm with well-developed knowledge in Planning, Environmental, and Compulsory Purchase law
  • Experience in Planning, Environmental, Highways, CPO, and Public Access law is would be highly desirable although not essential, those who have had exposure to some of the above with the relevant background/experience will be considered.
  • Management experience is essential to grow and supervise a team, along with the technical ability to manage a full caseload from initial instruction to post-completion.
  • Proven track record in marketing and business development to win new clients and build strong long term client relationships

Salary & Benefits:

  • Negotiable salary commensurate with experience and future potential, exceeding market rates outside of London. Attractive benefits package. Emphasis on continuous personal and professional development. Regular company social events.

Apply now for the role of Senior Planning Lawyer in Sevenoaks, Kent, for immediate consideration.


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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