Careers at Town Legal


We are a specialist planning law firm created in 2016 by some of the leading figures in the planning law sector with one main concept in mind: let’s find a better way to work; better for our people and better for our clients.

It became our mission to build a truly modern firm, committed to creating and maintaining a working environment that values equality, diversity and inclusion; our fresh ideas, attitudes and behaviours support this and provide a welcoming workplace which is free from discrimination, bullying or harassment. Everyone is encouraged to be authentic at work and know that their individuality is an asset to our business; this is the ethos that truly sets us apart.

Careers with us offer exceptional opportunities to work on all aspects of planning law, across England and Wales. We act for a range of clients, including developers, landowners, and public authorities. We are the most highly rated planning law firm in the country, according to Planning Magazine’s 2019 – 2023 Annual Planning Law Surveys. At The Lawyer Awards 2020 we were awarded Boutique Law Firm of the Year and we are listed in The Times survey, Best Law Firms 2020, 2021 and 2022.

If you believe you could help us maintain and build upon this reputation (even if we do not currently have any vacancies matching your particular skills and experience) please send your application in the form of a CV and cover letter directly to Charlotte Rudd via

All applications will be responded to and treated in the strictest confidence. Details will be retained securely by HR for a period of 12 months; in the event that a suitable opportunity arises during that time, you may be contacted for an interview. You are advised that you may withdraw your consent to the retention of your application at any time by contacting us.


Current vacancies


Associate / Senior Associate

We are looking for an Associate with at least 2 years’ experience dealing with a range of planning matters including; conducting legal reviews and providing input into the scope and form of planning applications and environmental impact assessments; drafting and negotiating s106 agreements, s278 agreements, highways licences, etc; preparing research and advice notes; CPO and compensation advice and hearings; statutory reviews and planning appeals; and advising on purchase, sales and finance transactions.  In addition, you will play a key role in client management, knowledge sharing within the firm, supporting and developing others, and assisting with marketing and business development activities.

Please see full details of the role and what a career at Town can offer you, in the enclosed job description.


Recruitment agencies
Please note that Town Legal has a preferred supplier list (PSL) of recruitment agencies therefore we accept agency applications via our PSL only. Any applications submitted by other agencies will not be reviewed; candidates are of course welcome to contact us directly as detailed above.


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