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Tim Batchelor

Tim Batchelor



Associate Planning

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Salary:£50000 - £60000 per annum

Type:Permanent Role

Sector:Private Practice

Posted:18th November 2021

Vacancy Details

We are working with a leading international law firm who are looking to add a Planning Lawyer to their practice. This role is based in their Manchester office and would suit a lawyer with 0 to 5 years' PQE within Planning law.

You might be a junior real estate lawyer who was unable to move into a planning role upon qualification and wish to specialise in planning law.

The practice is one of largest planning teams in the UK, is very well established and works across a full range of development and infrastructure sectors, including urban regeneration, housing, retail, data centres, industrial and logistics, hotels and leisure, surplus land and energy and infrastructure- including some of the most high-profile infrastructure, development and regeneration projects in the UK. Both in the private and public sectors.

This role will allow you to expand your experience in Planning law under the supervision of market leading lawyers in connection with:

  • Regeneration projects, including re-purposing of town centres
  • New housing settlements
  • Planning appeals
  • Environmental impact assessment
  • Judicial reviews and High Court and Appeal Court proceedings
  • Drafting and negotiation of planning and highways agreements
  • Planning due diligence on corporate and real estate acquisitions and disposals, working closely with corporate and real estate colleagues
  • Promoting Development Consent Orders and Transport and Works Act Orders for major infrastructure projects
  • Promoting compulsory purchase orders and exercising CPO powers
  • CPO compensation claims, including cases in the Upper Tribunal
  • Listed building and conservation area issues
  • Highway issues

You will also be working alongside the firm's Real Estate team dealing with multi-million pounds transactions and significant projects acting for some of the largest investors (including institutional investors, private equity and overseas investors), as well as developers and infrastructure companies.

The work is extremely varied ranging from advice on straightforward planning issues to negotiation of complex development agreements, attending planning inquiries and assisting on huge corporate projects.

This is an opportunity to become part of this growing practice and fast developing team. You will work with high profile clients and have plenty of client contact and develop close links with them.

You will be kind of person who enjoys developing successful new relationships, so good interpersonal and consultancy skills are also essential.

This leading international law firm has fully embraced agile working and the training and development of their lawyers is second to none, as are their employee benefits.

If this Planning position is of interest, please click 'apply'. If you would prefer to have a chat before applying, then get in touch with Tim Batchelor on our Manchester desk to get the ball rolling. PQE and salary levels are for guidance only.

Tim is one of the senior consultants at Thornton Legal with a stellar reputation in the Manchester legal market. He works closely with associates, senior associates, legal directors and partners who are looking to make moves across private and commercial practices areas. Tim is regularly instructed as a preferred recruitment partner and often handles vacancies not advertised on-line.