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Environment and Climate Change Senior Associate

Taylor Root
England, West Midlands, Birmingham
£70000 - £100000 per annum
Closing date
5 Jul 2024

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Vacancy Type
Solicitors, Private Practice
Experience Level
Mid Level
Full Time
Practice Areas
4-6 Years

Job Details

Experienced Environment Lawyer opportunity

Are you a qualified lawyer with upwards of 5 years PQE looking to make an impact in Climate & Sustainability law?

Our client is a leading international law firm looking to recruit an experienced lawyer to join its esteemed Environment Team, based in any of its UK offices in London, Leeds, Manchester, Birmingham, Edinburgh, Glasgow, or Aberdeen.

About You:

Our client is looking to recruit a bright and enthusiastic environment lawyer with exemplary skills and substantial experience in providing strategic and regulatory advice on environment, natural capital, climate, and sustainability matters. You should possess expertise in contractual drafting and negotiation in this domain and demonstrate adaptability and collaboration skills to thrive in this evolving practice area.

Key Responsibilities Include:

Advising on Biodiversity Net Gain (BNG) and Nutrient Neutrality for developers
Providing counsel on natural capital projects in the UK and/or overseas
Guiding clients on carbon offsetting projects nationally and internationally
Drafting and negotiating commercial agreements related to BNG, Nutrient Neutrality, natural capital investment, carbon offsetting, and other ecosystem services outcomes
Offering insights on climate reporting, extended producer responsibility, and supply chain measures
Assisting in the establishment and operation of natural capital projects, including habitat banks for BNG and Nutrient Neutrality, carbon offsetting, and other ecosystem services
Drafting and negotiating section 106 agreements and conservation covenants to secure natural capital projects

About Our Client:

Join a market-leading Planning & Environment team, the largest dedicated team of its kind in the UK. The team specializes in major projects across Energy, Infrastructure, and Real Estate sectors. The dedicated Environment Team covers a wide array of environmental law and advises on natural capital, climate change, and sustainability matters.

Why Choose this firm:

Be part of a dynamic, growing team committed to excellence.
Access first-class training and career development programs.
Enjoy early responsibility and opportunities for client relationship development.
Diversity & Inclusion:

Let's Connect:

If you're ready to take the next step in your career and make a meaningful impact in Climate & Sustainability law, we want to hear from you! Apply now and let's shape the future together. If you require any additional support or adjustments for the interview process, please don't hesitate to reach out.

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Established in the 1980s, Taylor Root is now widely recognised as being one of the world’s leading legal recruiters. Operating out of offices in the UK, Dubai, Asia and Australia, we are ideally placed to assist law firms, banks and companies with their legal recruitment on an international basis. Taylor Root has a strong track record in the recruitment of: Heads of legal and legal advisers; Law firm associates and partners; Contract/locum lawyers; Paralegals; Company secretaries and Compliance professionals.

We regularly recruit for positions in all of the following regions: Western and Eastern Europe; The Middle East; Asia including Hong Kong, Singapore, Tokyo, mainland China and Bangkok; Australia and New Zealand, across The Caribbean and Offshore locations. .

In areas such as Project Finance, Derivatives or Capital Markets, where an international search is appropriate, our offices aim to provide truly global coverage and deliver a comprehensive candidate shortlist.

Through hard work, a professional and ethical approach, and not being afraid to be objective, Taylor Root continues to foster excellent, long-term candidate and client relationships throughout all of its offices.

Taylor Root is a member of The SR Group. The SR Group is a specialist recruitment consultancy dedicated to raising standards in the business environments that we serve. The sectors we cover include tax, legal, human resources, marketing, professional support and executive search, dealing with a substantial number of the world's leading professional partnerships, multi-national corporations and international banking groups as well as small to medium sized developing organisations.

For more information please contact your nearest office:

5 Fleet Place


T: +44 (0)20 7415 2828

Suite 614, Liberty House
P.O. Box 506739
Dubai, UAE
T: +9714 448 7770

1918 Hutchison House
10 Harcourt Road Central
Hong Kong
T: +852 2973 6333

Level 15, Prudential Tower
30 Cecil Street
Singapore 049712

T: +65 6420 0500

Level 12, 25 Bligh Street
Sydney NSW 2000
T: +61 (0)2 9236 9000

Level 4
520 Collins Street
Victoria, 3000
T: +61 (0)3 8610 8400

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