Senior Associate/Partner

Term: Permanent
Working hours: Full-time
Team: Planning
Location: Leeds
The firm

A leading UK law firm with a network of offices from the South Coast to Scotland, working together as one national team. An innovative practice and the first top 100 law firm to achieve “Gold Standard” Investors in People, our values and culture are not just words on our website but are the heartbeat of the firm. The lack of barriers between departments, a real lack of hierarchy, zero tolerance for arrogance and pomposity makes Shoosmiths a fantastic place to work.

The team

Led by industry recognised planning partners, the team advises a range of clients in the private and public sector on all aspects of planning, highways and compulsory purchase law.

The team has worked on some of the UK’s most complex and challenging urban regeneration schemes, along with mixed use, residential, retail and PRS developments.

Why join this team?

  • Highly rated in the Legal 500 and UK Chambers directories
  • Strong national brand
  • Established team consisting of industry experts
  • A fantastic range of existing clients
  • A clear and transparent development plan to achieve your professional career goals 
The role

Due to continued growth, we have an opportunity for a Senior Associate or Partner with a following to join our Edinburgh, Leeds, Reading/Southampton and London offices.

Working alongside the national head of planning and partners, the ideal candidate will have an appetite for business development and be keen to support the wider growth agenda for the practice.

For further information, please get in touch with our Recruitment Advisor Arj Bharath for a confidential chat on 03700 86 5050 or email at

Equal opportunities

Shoosmiths is a committed Equal Opportunities employer promoting equality of opportunity. This means that everyone who either applies to or works for the firm is treated equally, whatever their gender, age, ethnic origin, nationality, marital status, disability, sexual orientation or religious beliefs.