Our national planning practice is widely regarded as one of the best in the UK.Rated by Chambers as a national leading practice for planning and infrastructure, and with our Bristol office noted as having an "Exceptional regional [planning] practice" ranked 1 in the South West, the team operates as part of a nationwide specialist practice (ranked as only one of three firms in Band 1 for National Leaders outside of London in Planning) that offers our clients the best support to enable them to unlock development potential and deliver infrastructure.Our clients include commercial developers in the energy, residential, transport, waste, manufacturing and retail sectors as well as many local authorities.Our national team offer clients a full-spectrum of expertise and handle a range of complex mandates in the residential, commercial and infrastructure and environmental and waste sectors, as well as contentious work in Judicial Review and Lands Chamber proceedings. What work would I be doing?First and foremost you should have a passion for working in a truly dynamic team which is advising on some of the most iconic developments in the UK. Whether it is off shore wind farms located 40 kilometres out to sea and other energy projects, major residential schemes including garden villages and regeneration, new rail and road projects, airport developments, waste and mineral projects; we are instructed on all of them. You'll be involved in working on large scale development consent orders, compulsory acquisition, giving strategic planning advice, reviewing environmental statements, assisting with project management and supporting our national real estate practice. The role offers an unrivalled opportunity to work on a wide range of premium level planning work outside of the City and is pivotal to supporting the team's continued success. What experience are you looking for?Due to the growth in our work as well as the variety and complexity of our projects we are looking for a Lawyer who brings experience in planning, infrastructure and environmental work. We've seen a significant increase in the work we undertake for major infrastructure providers and would like to hear from you if you have both the passion and expertise to join a growing team. There are great opportunities to work with truly talented lawyers at the top of their field across our offices.Our Planning team are passionate about what they do and need like-minded individuals who have a true interest and commitment in building a career with us and our clients in planning, regeneration and infrastructure. You'll be joining a team with ambitious plans for growth.So what makes it so great to work here?We know that it's not all about us. You'll want to be assured that this is the right opportunity for you and we really believe that this is a fantastic place to work. You'll be joining a supportive team where you can learn from true leaders in their field and build your experience with access to great quality work and great clients.Supported by a collegiate approach, and firm wide commitment to lawyer development there are fewer better places to develop your legal career. We have a clear approach to lawyer career development and this is a team with demonstrable success in developing the careers of our Solicitors into Associates, Managing Associates and beyond.In addition, through our D&I practices and programmes we work hard to ensure that difference is visibly valued and welcomed. Visit our D&I page to find out more.And that's not all, alongside a competitive salary you'll receive a flexible benefits package so you can pick and choose.How do I apply?If you think this is the role for you, why not get in touch to find out more; I'm the Recruiter, Sara Casey and you can contact me on 0117 989 6559, by email email@example.com or connect with me on LinkedIn . If you're already sold, then please apply via the link the below.If this isn't the role for you (or the right time) why not connect with me on LinkedIn or follow us on Twitter (@WBD_CareersUK) to keep up to date with all of our opportunities. We also have a Facebook page ().