Planning & Infrastructure Lawyer – 9-12-month FTC – Leeds

We are working with a well-known international law firm with a strong presence in the UK, dedicated to delivering exceptional legal services to their clients. We are looking for a highly skilled and motivated Planning and Infrastructure Lawyer, who is England & Wales qualified to join their team on a 9-12 month fixed-term contract to be based in Leeds. This role presents a unique opportunity to work on exciting and complex projects, contributing to the growth and success of our firm.

As a Planning & Infrastructure Lawyer, you will play a pivotal role in the legal team, providing expertise and guidance on a wide range of matters related to planning, infrastructure, and development.

Your responsibilities will include:

  • Advising clients on planning and infrastructure projects, including applications, appeals, and compliance with relevant regulations.
  • Drafting and reviewing legal documents, contracts, and agreements related to planning and development.
  • Conducting legal research to stay updated on planning and infrastructure law changes.
  • Providing strategic guidance to clients, offering creative solutions to complex legal challenges.
  • Collaborating with cross-functional teams to support our clients’ business objectives.

To be successful in this role, you should possess the following qualifications and skills:

  • England and Wales qualified solicitor with a current practising certificate and 2+ years’ post-qualification experience.
  • Proven experience in planning and infrastructure law, ideally gained at a reputable law firm or in-house legal department.
  • Strong analytical, research, and problem-solving skills.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Ability to work independently, manage a caseload, and meet deadlines.
  • A proactive and client-focused approach to legal practice.
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