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Planning NQ

Reference: 21436


Belfast, County Antrim


£35000 - £35000

Job Type


Date Posted

07 November, 2023

Our client is a prestigious law firm in Belfast with a strong reputation for providing high-quality legal services in the area of planning and development. They are seeking a newly qualified planning solicitor to join our dynamic and growing team. If you are a talented and ambitious individual with a passion for planning law, this is an excellent opportunity to launch your career and work on exciting projects across Belfast and beyond.

Key Responsibilities:

As a Newly Qualified Planning Solicitor, you will play a vital role in our planning and development practice. Your responsibilities will include:

  1. Legal Advisory: Providing legal advice to clients on a wide range of planning and development matters, including but not limited to planning applications, appeals, environmental impact assessments, and zoning regulations.

  2. Research and Analysis: Conducting thorough legal research, analyzing precedents, and staying up-to-date with changes in planning and development laws and regulations in Northern Ireland.

  3. Drafting Documents: Preparing legal documents, including planning applications, appeals, and agreements, ensuring accuracy and compliance with relevant laws and regulations.

  4. Client Communication: Building and maintaining strong relationships with clients, offering clear and concise legal advice, and managing client expectations throughout the planning and development process.

  5. Project Management: Overseeing and managing planning and development projects from inception to completion, coordinating with relevant stakeholders, including local authorities, clients, and consultants.

  6. Collaboration: Working closely with our team of experienced solicitors, paralegals, and support staff to ensure the successful handling of planning cases.

  7. Compliance: Ensuring that all work is conducted in accordance with legal and ethical standards, maintaining the highest levels of confidentiality, integrity, and professionalism.

Qualifications and Skills:

  • Recently qualified as a solicitor in Northern Ireland, with a focus on planning and development law.
  • Strong knowledge of planning legislation, regulations, and procedures in Northern Ireland.
  • Exceptional research and analytical skills with a keen attention to detail.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Ability to work both independently and collaboratively within a team.
  • Strong organizational and time management skills to handle multiple projects simultaneously.
  • A passion for planning law and a desire to grow and develop within the field.
  • A commitment to providing outstanding client service.

What We Offer:

  • Competitive salary and benefits package.
  • Opportunity for career development and progression within a well-established law firm.
  • A supportive and collaborative work environment.
  • Exposure to a diverse range of planning and development projects.
  • Continued professional development and training opportunities.

How to Apply:

If you are a newly qualified solicitor with a strong interest in planning and development law and would like to apply please submit your CV.

Next Steps:
Please submit your application or speak to a specialist consultant from the Abacus team on 0044 (0) 28 9031 3157 for a confidential discussion. We aim to respond to all inquiries within 4 business hours.
The team at Abacus manages a range of permanent and contract positions throughout Northern Ireland, the UK and the Republic of Ireland. If you are experienced and/or professionally qualified we can support your job search.
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