PLANNING ASSOCIATE – LEEDS/MANCHESTER/BIRMINGHAM
We are currently looking to recruit a Planning Associate to join our Planning & Environment and Energy & Infrastructure team. This role can be based in Leeds, Manchester or Birmingham.
We boast the No. 1 largest planning and environment team in the UK, working alongside one of the largest teams of dedicated property lawyers in the UK. We have been rated as the UK's Number 1 Planning team for the last 5 years (Planning Magazine 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018) and our planning and environment team now numbers over 90 lawyers.
Our clients include the developers, funders and investors involved in major energy, infrastructure and development projects. Our work involves the full range of planning and environmental advice from project inception, through the formulation and review of consent applications, to dealing with the regulatory authorities and planning appeals and inquiries. The role would focus on planning and consenting and would encompass work across the UK in relation to Development Consent Orders, Compulsory Purchase Orders, planning permissions and other development consents and permits obtained under legislation such as the Electricity Act, the Transport & Works Act and ports and harbours legislation.
The Candidate Required
The successful candidate will ideally have gained experience working in a large commercial law firm and will understand the levels of service delivery required. They will have a strong academic background and an outgoing personality.
The successful candidate should be prepared to travel, both within the UK and internationally, for the purposes of visiting clients and our other UK offices.
The role requires a lawyer who is technically excellent, but, equally important, commercially aware and enthusiastic about business development. We are looking for a team player with a strong client focussed approach, who is keen to support our nuclear regulatory team across the full spectrum of its work.
About the Firm
Pinsent Masons is the 25th largest law firm in the world, with over 3,000 staff and 24 international offices throughout the UK, Europe, Asia Pacific, Africa and the Middle East. We have a long-standing reputation for delivering high-quality legal advice rooted in a deep understanding of the sectors and geographies in which our clients operate. Our global reach ensures that we are well-placed to advise on complex multi-jurisdictional matters across a full range of legal disciplines.
Pinsent Masons has achieved more tier 1 rankings in The Legal 500 UK guide than any other firm, won the "Law Firm of the Year Award 2018 – The Lawyer" and is recognised among the most innovative law firms in Europe by the Financial Times. The firm has significant international credentials in the financial services, global energy, infrastructure, real estate, and advanced manufacturing and technology sectors. Services provided across these sectors include asset management and investment funds, corporate and M&A, commercial, competition, litigation and arbitration, banking, restructuring, insurance, regulatory, construction, projects, pensions, property, planning and environmental, procurement, outsourcing, employment, share plans and incentives, technology and tax advice.
Pinsent Masons stands out in particular for its innovative approach to service delivery. For example, the firm operates a hub of freelance lawyers, called Vario. In 2017, Pinsent Masons has acquired a global Diversity and Inclusion consultancy, Brook Graham which further enhances the firm's innovative and market leading offering.
Pinsent Masons operates an agile working scheme, which offers staff flexibility in terms of where they work.
For more details, please contact our in house Lateral Recruitment Advisor Karen Rawlings who can discuss the role and requirements.
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