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Date Added: Sat 10/10/2020

Planning Senior Associate

Bradford, UK
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Company: JMC LEGAL

Job Type: Permanent, FullTime

With a modern and forward-thinking approach, this entrepreneurial firm are looking to further bolster their Planning department. You will be surrounded with industry leaders in a collegiate yet refreshing environment.

This firm are always one step ahead of the curve and have continued to expand through the businesses needs. They show no signs of stopping, making now an exciting time to join them.

The Firm

The firm are highly regarded in the Legal 500 with a large proportion of their practice's areas being top tiered, making them stand out for their notable strength, experience, and presence in several industry sectors. The practice now stands at over 150 employees after a number of strategic, heavyweight hires, which gives you a flavour of their success.

They have an impressive and diverse client base, advising some of the UK's largest organisations as well as owner managed businesses, entrepreneurs and public sector organisations.

The firm prides itself on its partner-led approach and high-calibre lawyers and they believe in stability and continuity which is the foundation on how they build relationships with their clients. They believe in offering real value to clients matters and charging well for the work that they do. On the business side they often act as an extension to the firm's business.

The firm invest in its people through ongoing training and development. Feeling empowered within your career is core to the business's DNA. Leaders within the business will work with you to help you achieve your career goals and aspirations.

The firm have a lovely culture and get involved with a variety of charitable activities both inside and outside of work. They are well known in the local community and have a number of local causes they support, encouraging everyone to get involved in.

The Role

The firm are looking for a Planning Senior Associate to join their Leeds office in the heart of the city.

The firm is unrivalled in the size and breadth of clients including residential and commercial developers, infrastructure providers, land and property owners and local authorities.

You will work on a range of matters to help drive the department forwards consisting of planning due diligence, permitted development, planning appeals, listed buildings, planning enforcement, judicial reviews and development consent orders.

Due to the expansion of the team and increased workloads, the role comes with prospects for career progression and development.


  • You will be a Planning Lawyer with at least 7 years PQE (there is no upper limit regarding the amount of experience)
  • A transferable client base or regional contacts would be highly advantageous
  • You will have a strong technical knowledge and first-class communication skills
  • You will have good experience of dealing with large settlements
  • You will have strong business development capabilities


  • Salary is competitive and negotiable depending on your level of experience, on offer is an excellent benefits package and bonus scheme

This will be a fantastic hands-on, Planning Senior Associate role in this entrepreneurial and dynamic firm in the heart of Leeds.

Apply now for immediate consideration or feel free to give me a call for a confidential conversation.

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