Planning and Environmental Solicitor

Job reference: 000032

Location: Bristol

Salary: Competitive + Benefits

Employment type: Permanent

Department: Agricultural Planning

Division: Agriculture

Hours per week: 35

PQE/Experience: NQ - 2 Years

Thrings is a vibrant expanding law firm with a diverse client base offering excellent career prospects to talented and driven individuals.  We operate in offices in Bristol, Bath, London, Swindon and Romsey, serving clients within the UK, but increasingly with an international presence.

We’re a client focussed firm who has award winning lawyers working for us.  We’re noted by Chambers & Partners for the relationships we’ve built with our clients, and the increasing presence we’re building in the markets and clients we serve.  We provide a range of services to different clients in areas such as Agriculture, Private Client, Corporate & Commercial and Commercial Property and are noted for having specialists that practice in each of these areas.  We work across offices, with different practice areas to best serve the needs of our clients.

Thrings has an exciting opportunity for an NQ – 2 years PQE Solicitor to join our Planning and Environmental Team in our Bristol office.  You’ll be joining a team of Partners, Associates and Paralegal supporting the team to service their clients. Whilst the role sits within our Planning and Environmental team, you will also work closely with colleagues from our Real Estate and Agriculture teams supporting the work they do within the urban development arena.

Led by Alex Madden (Head of Planning & Partner) the Team acts for a range of house builders, property developers, landowners, banks and rural businesses.  We have a number of strong relationships with leading industry bodies such as the ALA, RICS, CLA, TFA and the NFU.  You will need to demonstrate experience of Planning Law either at a Paralegal level, during your training contract or as an NQ.  We’re looking for a team player, who is a confident communicator and able to provide a first class service to our clients.  Someone who our clients can relate to and convert technical legal information into clear and concise commercial advice is likely to be successful.

To be our next Solicitor you will need to demonstrate that you’re organised, can work well under pressure, that you know when to make decisions, and when to seek guidance. You’ll need great time management, as you’ll need to record your time and manage your non-chargeable activity throughout the working week.  You will be assisting with the running of the teams caseloads with a view to you longer term running your own.  In addition you will support the business development and networking initiatives members of the team go to.  It’s a great opportunity to work with well regarded Legal experts who are noted by Chambers & Partners and Legal 500 for the work they do.

The type of work you can expect to get involved in is:

  • Negotiating and drafting planning and infrastructure agreements and due diligence reports
  • Preparing and submitting planning applications such as Certificate of Lawfulness applications
  • Assisting with planning appeals
  • Attending planning appeal hearing and court hearings with Counsel/colleagues
  • Advising clients on statutory challenges in the High Court
  • Research and advice on planning matters

By joining Thrings you’re joining an ever growing Firm; we have experts who serve clients in a variety of industries and Practice in many different areas of Law.  We’re keen to recruit and retain the right talent to help us grow and develop as a Firm.  We’re a Top 100 Law Firm with offices in Swindon, Bristol, Bath, and London & Romsey; with award winning teams it’s clear to see why people want to work with us. 

We like to pride ourselves on the fact we encourage our employees to strike a good work/life balance, rewarding your hard work with time off to do what matters most to you.  With an excellent flexible benefits package which you can tailor for you and your family, we commit to fully taking care of our employees and their wellbeing.  With this in mind, we're open to applications from people who might want to work a 4 day week to strike the balence they need.

This role can be either offer some great benefits in return for working for us. If all of this appeals then please click her to apply.


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