We are newly recruiting for a Senior/Managing Associate to join our Future Energy, Planning & Environment team in Manchester, as a planning and compulsory purchase specialist. This role is offered on a fully flexible working basis to accommodate part or full-time hours.

Your Role

As a key addition to our growing team, you can expect to be involved with:

  • Varied planning work spanning Section 106 and highways agreements; due diligence support for corporate, real estate, future energy, and housing and regeneration colleagues; judicial review, appeals, inquiries and hearings; use class queries; and general planning advice
  • Working for both private and public sector clients, particularly promoting authorities for compulsory purchase orders, development consent orders and other statutory orders to deliver infrastructure, regeneration and other schemes
  • Advising on and managing CPO compensation cases through the Upper Tribunal (Lands Chamber), including strategy advice and advice on the legal principles of the Compensation Code, and advising on statutory blight (including Tribunal matters)
  • Advising on appropriation and section 203 matters, including advice to Members in Cabinet
  • Working with all members of the team, supporting colleagues with workloads in other office locations as required
  • Collaborating closely with our Partners in Manchester and our other office locations
  • Supporting in the supervision and management of juniors within the team
  • Taking an active involvement in business development, nurturing existing client relationships as well as new relationships
  • Supporting in exciting expansion plans for the compulsory purchase practice
  • Participating in the team’s Planning Know-How sessions, which are delivered on a rota basis


Your Skills & Experience

We are looking for:

  • A Qualified Solicitor (SRA or Law Society Registered) with 7+ year's PQE in a similar legal setting
  • Specific experience in the promotion of Compulsory Purchase Orders for acquiring authorities and CPO compensation, including strategic advice, project management skills and legal expertise in these areas
  • Experience of working with and advising public sector clients, particularly local authorities, and an understanding of local authority governance would be desirable
  • A forward thinker, with excellent analytical, communication and organisational skills, you will be self-motivated with the ability to manage workloads and deadlines
  • Commercially aware with some exposure to business development, with the ability to maintain and nurture strong client relationships
  • Contribution to our collaborative culture, with an ambition to assist in the development of junior team members



About TLT

Fast paced, fast growing and forward thinking, TLT is the law firm that helps clients stay one step ahead, and we do the same for our people.

We work with high profile clients in innovative sectors. With local, national and international reach, we have over 1,400 people in offices across the UK and a network of partner firms across Europe, India and the US. In 2022 we were named The Lawyer’s Law Firm of the Year, recognising our incredible success story.

Our purpose is to protect, prepare and progress our clients for what comes next and it’s essential that we do the same for our people, our planet and our communities too. In our open and collaborative culture, we encourage everyone to be their whole self, to have a voice and to contribute. 


Our Benefits

We value our employees highly and we want you to feel valued. You’ll receive a competitive salary with an annual pay review. You will also have access to an extensive range of benefits via our flexible benefits scheme including 25 days holiday (which will increase to 30 days based upon length of service) and private medical insurance. 

At TLT we have a progressive fully flexible working approach. We empower our people to work in a place and at a time that meets their needs, those of their clients and of the wider team and firm. Part of this agile approach is a focus on hybrid working and supporting the work/life balance of our people.


TLT is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive working environment and encourages applications from all suitably qualified people, regardless of any of the characteristics protected by the laws in the locations in which we operate. 

We welcome applications from people with disabilities and are committed to providing reasonable adjustments, where necessary, to make interviews and jobs more accessible. Should you have any difficulty during the recruitment process, require any reasonable adjustments or an application to Access to work please contact the recruitment team on HR-Recruitment@TLTsolicitors.com 

Legal careers
Competitive salary package
Closing Date
Sunday 21 July 2024
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