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Planning Lawyer Jobs in London

Legislation surrounding development and planning can be contentious and complicated at the best of times, but when it concerns building or engineering operations in the heart of one of the most densely populated cities in the world, it requires a special level of expertise. Talented planning lawyers play a key role in many top firms and Origin Legal has been working with clients to place candidates in top planning lawyer jobs in London for decades.

What makes Origin Legal a leading legal recruiter for planning solicitors?

Origin Legal’s specialist team of planning law recruiters have years of experience in helping those searching for the next step in their legal career to find the best vacancy that works for them. Over many years, Origin Legal’s experts have worked with many of the UK’s leading law firms to not just place candidates, but to build long-lasting and effective teams that go on to grow and expand, giving further scope for career development. With an excellent network of contacts within the industry, Origin Legal has a first-class reputation for matching planning lawyers to the best positions with firms across London and further afield.

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"I was really impressed with Stuart’s knowledge of the planning law sector - his expertise is unrivalled and he is always up to date on latest developments in the market. He helped me make the move from private practice as a senior associate to in-house lawyer seamlessly and he gave excellent advice throughout the process. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend Stuart to any planning lawyer considering a move." - Claire Rees In-house Lawyer

Solicitor at BDB Pitmans 

'Stuart provided a seamless recruitment service right from first reaching out until the position was secured. He is well connected and provided thoughtful insights into the different law firms and the planning industry. As an NQ, I would highly recommend Stuart.' - James Bowler Solicitor at BDB Pitmans 


"Stuart is the person to speak to if you are a planning solicitor looking for a new challenge. He is the first recruiter to hear about the best planning jobs on the market and he gets things done quickly. Having helped me to secure the perfect role in the competitive NQ market, I highly recommend Stuart." - Nikita Sellers, Associate 


Planning Solicitor – London

One of the leading firms in the planning arena is keen to hire a mid-level planning solicitor(circa 4-6 years) to join their thriving team.
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Origin Legals Interview with Associate Emma McDonald – Town Legal LLP

By Stuart Phillips | February 15, 2022
Origin Legal’s Interview with Associate Emma McDonald, Town Legal LLP Emma McDonald is an Associate with Town Legal LLP.  She joined in 2021 having trained and qualified with Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner.  Emma advises a wide range of clients in…
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Overview of Recruitment for Planning & Environment Lawyers Autumn 2020

By Stuart Phillips | October 20, 2020
Overview of Recruitment for Planning & Environment Lawyers Autumn 2020 Despite fears of a pandemic induced recession, the Planning Law sector has been relatively resilient throughout 2020.  The volume of vacancies dropped off understandably during March, April, and May as…
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Planning Recruitment update April 2020

By Stuart Phillips | April 16, 2020
Planning Recruitment update April 2020 To quote the late Douglas Adams “Don’t Panic”.  While recruitment in the planning sector has slowed down, due to the unprecedented times that we now find ourselves in, most recruitment processes are paused, not cancelled.…
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Planning law hires and transfers

By Stuart Phillips | January 29, 2020
2019 was another busy year for moves in the planning sector. It is always a challenging area to recruit into, with the main challenge being the small number of teams leading to fewer applicants for the available roles that are out there.
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Planning Lawyer Jobs Market Remains Strong in 2018

By Stuart Phillips | June 21, 2018
Market Remains Strong for Planning Lawyer Jobs in 2018 It’s business as usual in the planning community in 2018, with numerous opportunities for planning lawyers, buoyant recruitment levels and practices reporting steady streams of work. If you’re planning for success…
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Opportunities for planning lawyers continue to rise. Take a look at this unmissable document to learn the key trends within this busy sector.

Planning your next step? Read the latest insights into this constantly shifting sector and ensure you are in the know.