Planning Law - Leeds

  • Womble Bond Dickinson
  • Leeds, United Kingdom
  • Jan 05, 2018
Full time Planning Planning Litigation

Job Description

Term: Permanent Working hours: Full-time Team: Planning and Infrastructure Location: Leeds

Our national Planning practice is widely regarded as one of the best in the UK. Rated by Chambers as a national leading practice for Planning, and with our Leeds office noted as 'extremely good', the team operates as part of a nationwide specialist practice that offers our clients the best support to enable them to unlock development potential and deliver infrastructure.Our clients include commercial developers in the energy, residential, transport, waste, manufacturing and retail sectors as well as many local authorities.

We now need to recruit a further lawyer into our team in Leeds.  Our national team of over 20 fee earners offers clients a full-spectrum of expertise and handles a range of complex mandates in the residential, commercial and infrastructure  and environmental and waste sectors, as well as contentious work. Specialising in large DCO and CPO projects and major commercial and residential schemes, the work would include advising on development consent orders, providing compulsory acquisition and strategic planning advice, reviewing environmental statements, assisting with project management and supporting our growing property practice in Leeds. This role offers an unrivalled opportunity to work on a wide range of premium level planning work outside of the City and is pivotal to supporting the team's continued success. 

Due to the size of our team and the variety and complexity of the work we need to resource, the successful candidate will already have some track record in delivering technical and strategic planning advice, experience of advising on large scale DCO projects, and excellent client service skills. This is an excellent opportunity for an experienced planning lawyer to further their career in a highly acclaimed practice, within a business with a clear approach to lawyer career development and in a team with demonstrable success in developing lawyers into Managing Associates and beyond. Our Planning team are passionate about what they do and we need to find a like-minded individual who has a true interest and commitment in building a career with us and our clients in planning, regeneration and infrastructure, and to help us to deliver our ambitious plans for growth. If that sounds like you then get in touch to hear more.