Solictor (0-3PQE) - Planning

DAC Beachcroft
31 Jul 2019
19 Aug 2019
Contract Type
Full Time
Job Introduction

Our clients include a range of UK and overseas property companies and institutions, retailers, corporate occupiers, contractors, NHS, land owners and companies whose property assets are at the heart of their business as well as UK Government bodies. We offer a full range of services covering every stage of the property life cycle for a wide range of clients involved in different businesses. We encourage all our lawyers to get involved in those businesses so the work is very varied.

This role is for a Solicitor or who will work within our Bristol based Planning & Environmental Team. The Bristol Planning & Environmental Team is part of a national team which also benefits from planning law specialists based in London and Manchester.

The Planning & Environmental Team undertakes a wide variety of work including acting for house building clients such as Taylor Wimpey, Persimmon, Crest Nicholson and Linden homes as well for local planning authorities, the NHS, and commercial and private developers.

The Ideal Candidate

• A Solicitor with a passion for Planning & Environmental law
• Ability to deliver against client protocols and KPIs.
• Good technical skills and an ability to understand and work through complex issues.
• A demonstrable ability to adopt a practical and commercial perspective rather than an 'academic' approach to legal issues and to be highly client focused.
• Ability to operate with a high level of self- sufficiency, combined with an awareness of the boundaries of own competence/authority.
• Team oriented and collegiate with experience of and a willingness to mentor, coach and supervise less experienced members of teams.
• Exposure to (and success within) business development activities.
• Confident communicator with an ability to develop relationships, undertake client marketing and influence at all levels. Ability to deal confidently and professionally with clients on day to day issues, building up strong relationships.
• Strong organisational skills to ensure a pragmatic and methodical approach to handling a variety of Planning and Environmental matters simultaneously.
• A positive, flexible approach towards the implementation of new initiatives.
• Able to handle a complex and constantly changing workload and to work well under pressure.
• Detail conscious with a concern for quality.

About the Company

We are a leading international legal business with over 2,400 colleagues and a diverse range of capabilities. We have 11 offices in the UK as well as offices in Dublin, Madrid, Paris, Singapore, Chile, Colombia, Mexico and Miami. We also have associations/alliances with firms in Northern Ireland, Malaysia, Hong Kong, Brazil, Peru, Central America, Argentina, the USA, Australia and Germany.

We are known for our market-leading presence in sectors such as Insurance, Health and Real Estate. This is complemented by a fast-growing Business Advisory capability. We represent a wide range of clients, ranging from household names to government departments and NHS bodies. We act for the majority of the top 30 insurance and financial services companies operating in the UK. We are the asset management lawyers for the UK's largest shopping centres and act for 9 of the UK's top 10 housebuilders.

We have an impressive legal pedigree, with 155 Chambers UK 2019 practice area and individual lawyer rankings, including 30 rankings at 'Band 1' level. In Legal 500 UK, 2018, the firm received top tier ranking for 32 of its practice areas and 59 practice areas in the top two tiers. In March 2018, we were named as one of Legal Week's Best Legal Advisors for the third year running, achieving category-leading satisfaction scores for our commercial approach, service delivery, quality of legal advice, communication & responsiveness and overall relationships.

Our vision is to be leading business advisers, recognised for our insight and our outstanding commitment to clients, and for being the place where talented people want to work. For further details on our work and our culture, please visit .

DAC Beachcroft is an equal opportunities employer and we welcome applications from every sector of the community. We also welcome direct applications. If this opportunity sounds of interest to you, please make an application and submit your CV. Your application will be dealt with in the strictest of confidence.