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Planning Lawyer

Employer
Burges Salmon
Location
Edinburgh, City of Edinburgh
Salary
Competitive
Closing date
16 Aug 2024

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Vacancy Type
Solicitors – Private Practice
Contract Type
Permanent
Practice Area
Real Estate, Planning
Experience Level
0-2yrs PQE, 2-5yrs PQE, 5+ yrs PQE
Role Classification
Lawyer

Job Details

Solicitor

Burges Salmon. We're more than a law firm. We're a place where you can be more of everything.

Exposure to high-profile clients and partners is just the start. With us, you'll reap the rewards of enjoying responsibility from day one. So if you're looking to work at a fresh-thinking firm that's blazing a trail with industry-leading insight, it's time to take the leap.

The Team

The firm's market-leading planning and compulsory purchase lawyers provide strategic advice to clients across a range of industry sectors and are “Top nationally rated individuals...offering excellent value to clients” (L500, 2023). The team is recognised as Tier 1 in the legal directories and operates at the top level of the legal market, delivering planning and CPO advice to clients in the private and public sectors across the UK. We are involved in the entire development process – from devising consenting strategy to project delivery and everything in between. Unlike in many firms, our planning unit is distinct from the real estate department and wins work and clients on its own.

We opened our Edinburgh office in 2019 and since then, it has been going from strength to strength organically to an office of over 50 people. This could be your chance to 'rise with the tide', becoming a key player within an established team that offers top quality UK wide work within a top tier law firm.

What others say…

“Burges Salmon has a first-rate team that works on complex planning matters. [The firm] is very strong at handling complex matters on both a proactive and reactive basis.” (Chambers, 2024).

The Firm

Our working environment is professional yet progressive, where quality of work and quality of life go hand-in-hand. Our collaborative approach to how we do business is totally refreshing. It's what attracts some of the best legal minds in the industry and it's why our people love working here.

We are proud to have received an Investors in People - Platinum Accreditation and have recently been voted by our people as a RollOnFriday's ‘Firm of the Year to Work for 2023'.

And did you know our hybrid working model offers flexible working options too?

Responsibilities

At Burges Salmon, you will have a fair, transparent path to progression. To find out more click here to download our Career Guide for Lawyers.

  • Building the Culture: Excel in client service and engage in cultural initiatives to enhance Burges Salmon's workplace.
  • Delivering Results: Meet personal goals and align your efforts with the firm's overall objectives.
  • Growing our People: Build strong skills, seek opportunities for growth, and consistently deliver your best.
  • Developing our Business: Support the development of new and exisiting client relationships.

What you'll need

  • Relevant experience working on complex and high quality planning matters
  • Be a strong team player, with excellent interpersonal skills
  • Able to manage a complex and varied workload effectively
  • Be self-motivated and willing to learn
  • Must be a SRA or Law Society of Scotland registered lawyer

Benefits

Click here for a full overview of our brilliant reward package and find out more about the benefits of a legal career with Burges Salmon, here.

We're committed to finding the right person for this role and we're open to discussing flexible working, full time or part time working patterns.

It's important to us that our organisation represents the diverse community in which we operate and we encourage applications from people of all backgrounds and identities. As a Disability Confident employer we will provide a fully accessible recruitment process.

Get in touch!

If you would like to learn more about this opportunity, please contact Chris Jenkinson - 0117 307 2246 - for an informal and confidential conversation.

 

Have we hooked you yet? Make a leap. Make a splash…

Company

Standing with you. Ambitious for you.

Standing with you, we’re ambitious to provide the best service for you – and it’s ambition with purpose. 

In a rapidly changing world, our commitment to environmental sustainability, and our social, inclusion and diversity responsibilities, are central to that purpose – enabling us to support you with your own response to these opportunities.

We’re down-to-earth, straightforward and strategically switched-on. You benefit from our specialism in complex legal areas, along with market sector expertise that’s as deep as it is focused.

We’re always accessible, always responsive. Between you and us, there are no barriers. 

Above all, you’ll find our commercial edge is matched by a genuine caring culture – for you, for our people and for the wider communities around us.

It’s what makes us a law firm you can trust. One you’ll enjoy working with.  

Our vision

Our vision is to be the market-leading independent UK law firm that provides the best proposition for its people and its clients.

By focusing on the markets and areas of expertise where we have extensive knowledge and experience, we achieve the best outcomes for our clients, who range from large organisations, entrepreneurial businesses and public sector bodies, to individuals, families and their global wealth. We are trusted to help them with everything from their everyday legal needs to their business critical issues and all points in between.

  • UK-wide: We have lawyers who are qualified to work in all three legal jurisdictions in the UK – England & Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland.
  • International: Across the world, we work with a select number of like-minded independent law firms – our Preferred Law Firm network.
Company info
Website
Telephone
+44 (0) 117 939 2000
Location
One Glass Wharf
Bristol
BS2 0ZX
United Kingdom

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