PQE: 4 years +
Term: Permanent
Working hours: Full-time
Team: Planning
Location: Birmingham
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, our dedicated and experienced team works closely with clients to help achieve their planning objectives. Our clients include commercial and residential developers, investors, retail and leisure operators, social housing bodies, major corporate occupiers, banks and other funders, and a range of public sector bodies. Due to increased instructions from our clients, we are looking to grow the wider team with several hires across the offices. 


The role

We are recruiting for an Associate to join our highly rated 14 strong national planning team.  The role is based in the Birmingham office and you will be working alongside partners Tim Willis and Anna Cartledge.  You will be dealing with a variable and high-quality caseload which will include providing strategic planning advice to facilitate the delivery of complex mixed-use schemes, as well as running your own caseload.  You will be keen to support the wider growth agenda for the practice, have a genuine passion to develop your career in this area of law and have an appetite for business development.

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.