Solicitor/FCILEX 4-8 Years PQE

Stephens Scown

Solicitor/FCILEX 4-8 Years PQE

Solicitor / FCILEX 4-8 Years’ PQE Planning

Work for a place that works for you…

At Stephens Scown, every day is what we make it. So, we make it matter. Doing notable work for notable clients. Building our skills with talented people. Making our mark on our communities. Being a force for good.

We don’t just say it, we live it. Our commitment to our people, clients and communities runs through our DNA. We are employee-owned, we are a Certified B CorporationTM, and we ranked in the 100 Best Companies to Work For in the UK list for seven consecutive years.

The Role

  • You will be working as a Solicitor or Associate within the Planning team. You will undertake a varied caseload and assist with all aspects of Planning work, with duties including but not limited to advising on: planning permission, appeals, CIL, s106 agreements, judicial review, highways and public rights of way and environmental law.
  • In addition to fee earning work, there will be administrative duties, such as assisting with general administration and Lexcel compliance. The successful applicant will also be expected to get involved in business development activities.
  • Do talk to us about flexible working, including part time and job share opportunities.

About You

  • You will be a Solicitor or Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Legal Executives with a good working knowledge of planning law.
  • You have excellent interpersonal and communication skills and a focus on exceptional client care.
  • You have a flexible approach and the ability to work within a team environment.
  • You are used to working in a busy and highly professional driven environment.
  • You are highly organised, accurate, proactive and committed to meeting deadlines while remaining calm under pressure.
  • You are IT literate and used to a case management system.

What we can offer you

  • We offer a competitive salary and an impressive array of benefits and rewards. Not least of these is through the Firm’s employee-ownership status, where every employee is listened to, helps to realise our vision and receives an equal share in our annual profit-share.
  • Our hybrid working model and approach to flexible working enables our people to share their working time between home and the office to support a healthy work / life balance.
  • View a full list of our benefits– including 25 days holiday (plus bank holidays and your birthday), private medical insurance, group life assurance, access to a comprehensive range of wellbeing support, and three additional days’ paid leave to support good causes.

Why Stephens Scown?

Being Great Matters…

Working here is something else entirely. It’s a place where we can step up to tough challenges with people so good they inspire us to be better. We proudly work in a beautiful part of the country, go beyond expectations and achieve things that matter.

Owning It Matters…

We’re the UK’s first major employee-owned law firm. But more than this, we’re people-centred, people-powered. We do what it takes to help each other overcome every challenge. Whatever’s happening in the world, empowering our people is what matters.

Doing Good Matters…

Our communities and colleagues give us a lot to be thankful for. So we try to make them feel as valued as our clients. Whether we’re digging deep and giving our time and money, picking up rubbish from our streets and beaches, at Stephens Scown, if it’s right, it matters.

Having Fun Matters…

We might have the expertise of a top city firm, but outside our offices there’s not a skyscraper in sight. Whether we’re getting to know our clients on our local beach or having fun in the park with colleagues, we’re all about living a life enriched by work. Making the fun matter.

Apply for this position

If this sounds like you and you would like to be considered for this opportunity, please send your application by email (quoting your current or last salary) enclosing an up to date CV to or by post to: HR Department, Stephens Scown LLP, Curzon House, Southernhay West, Exeter, EX1 1RS


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