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Associate – Insurance & Public Risk – Planning – Cardiff

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  • You need strong technical skills, excellent communication, ability to work under pressure, familiarity with IT, and passion for personal development and client relationships. Flexibility and ambition are key.
  • You will draft transactional documents, handle litigation tasks, monitor critical dates, advise clients on procedures, and consolidate various disciplines.

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  • To join a team of administrative and public law lawyers dealing with a range of public law matters and a variety of work types, including public law advice, planning, environment, health, information law, judicial review and other regulatory litigation and disciplinary matters. This particular role will report into a Partner in the team who primarily advises clients on planning, environmental and public law matters. Although not exclusively, a lot of your work will be in support of this Partner, working on section 106 agreements, provision of planning advice to local authorities and corporate and developer clients, advice on environmental and linked matters to clients such as Natural England, the Marine Management Organisation and Welsh Government, as well as to corporate clients, conduct of judicial reviews, and advice on related regulatory regimes. It would be beneficial if you have experience of advising clients on planning and environmental law, and/or of advising the public sector, particularly central or regional Government, non-departmental public bodies, Local Government, the NHS and/or regulatory authorities advising on statutory and administrative law obligations, vires, or with experience of conducting or defending judicial reviews.


  • To be referred to in conjunction with your personal development plan, but to include:
  • Having responsibility for a caseload under the supervision of more senior lawyers within the team
  • Enthusiasm for the provision of marketing support e.g. preparing and presenting seminars, writing copy and reports, updating literature
  • The commitment to record time promptly and meet financial goals with a good track record in achieving targets. You will be expected to deliver seven hours chargeable time each day
  • Person Specification:
  • What technical skills are required for someone to be successful and enjoy the role?
  • Experienced in the preparation of relevant documentation
  • Have excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to work with clients at all levels
  • Ability to work under pressure and work to and comply with litigation deadlines
  • Familiarity with IT (Microsoft Office 2010) and with case management systems
  • Who would be a good fit for this role?
  • As part of the Public Law, Environment & Planning team, you would be expected to have the following skills and experience:
  • Fast learner whilst contributing fully in support of more experienced members of the team
  • Be flexible, focused, ambitious and results oriented with good organisational skills; keen to take responsibility and develop the business
  • An effective communicator able to establish and maintain harmonious and professional relationships with clients and colleagues
  • Attention to detail vital coupled with a commercial approach
  • Enthusiasm to maintain personal development and take advantage of training opportunities keeping up to date with legal issues and regularly accessing law reports and journals
  • Willing to spend time if required at the firm’s other offices

Education requirements


Area of Responsibilities



  • Drafting of transactional documentation
  • Litigation, including drafting and consideration of pre-action correspondence and pleadings, liaison with Court staff and preparation of trial bundles
  • Ability to monitor critical dates and ensure compliance
  • Ability to master an understanding of systems and procedures with attention to detail and ability to advise clients on those procedures
  • Ability to think laterally and to consolidate and build on a wide range of disciplines


Work type

Full time

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