Planning Associate

JMC Legal.
England, London, City of London
£82000 - £98000 per annum
29 Apr 2021
05 May 2021
Joseph Kersey
Job Title
Practice Area
Planning / Environment
PQE Level
2-4, 5-7
Contract Type
Full Time

Planning Associate (2-5 PQE): This is a brilliant opportunity to work within this Top 20 UK's firm highly reputable Planning group. You will undertake traditional Planning matters within a group with a clear outlined trajectory.

The Firm

This firm are headquartered in London with over 10 offices across Europe, Asia and the Middle East. With a large international presence, this firm has forged close ties across Asia-Pacific, Singapore and the PRC. The diverse mix of expertise and culture has resulted in a number of strong departments, in particular, Commercial Litigation & Arbitration, Corporate, Finance, Employment, Marine and International trade and Real Estate.

With a wide range of listed and Private Companies, Institutions and Individuals, you will find the overriding ethos of the firm is quality; however, they pride themselves on their individuality, teamwork, commitment and straight-talking approach. Technology and Innovation plays a key part within this firm, but importantly the people are integral to this firm's growth. They have attracted and secured some of the best legal talents over the past 5 years from other Top 50 firms and US practices. As well as this they have one of the highest internal promotion structures with many of the Partners coming through their own ranks. Investing in Technology and their people have allowed them to win multiple Chambers and Legal 500 awards as well as Employment, Diversity and Culture awards.

A key benefit of joining this Top 20 practice is you will be exposed to a large amount of international work. With over 25% of their staff based outside the UK you will receive plenty of opportunities overseas, in particular, a large amount of their associates benefits from International Secondments. In an ever-changing and growing market, this firm has the brand not only domestically but internationally to really drive your career forward.

The Role

This is a brilliant opportunity for an Planning Associate (2-5 PQE) to join this leading Top 20 firm within their City of London office.

The Planning team is highly regarded in a Chambers and Partners and is involved with a wide range of schemes and represents clients across developers, landowners, housebuilders and retailers as well as acting on inquiries and judicial reviews.

You will work with leading partners on complex and large matters, you will be given every opportunity to progress. Real Estate in general is at the core of this firms' business and you will be given every opportunity to develop your skills and network.

You will be:

  • Planning law and its implications; compulsory purchase and land compensation;
  • Development consent orders;
  • Judicial review;
  • Listed buildings and conservation areas;
  • Planning agreements and unilateral undertakings; planning appeals;
  • Planning applications; Planning enforcement;
  • Planning due diligence; and Highways agreements


  • A qualified solicitor between 2-5 Years PQE
  • Planning experience
  • Worked within a respectable group
  • Engaging and willingness to work on large and complex matters

This is a brilliant opportunity to work as a Planning Associate within this Top 20 firms, City of London office.

Apply now for consideration or please contact for further details around this position or the market in general.