Our client is a truly international law firm with strong and well established roots in Manchester. There is now an opportunity for an environmental solicitor to join their well-regarded environment team.
The environment team is looking to grow with the hire of an additional solicitor at associate level, who can be from NQ through 4 years' PQE to assist across a broad range of environmental matters. The team's list of clients spans a wide range of sectors including retail, manufacturing, infrastructure, transport, waste, energy, utilities, and chemicals. The team is relatively unique in that it deals with both contentious and non-contentious environmental matters and advises on compliance issues, incident response and reporting, enforcement, and prosecutions.
The team prides itself on its technical expertise and friendly, collaborative environment which will provide you with the solid foundations required to develop your career as an environmental solicitor. You will have the opportunity to work closely with other teams, including corporate, real estate and health and safety to ensure that environmental risk is understood and dealt with properly across transactions. The firm has a structured progression plan and you will see your training and development being taken to another level as you tap into the resources available to you in this global law firm.
Your role will involve undertaking a range of environmental work including contentious and non-contentious and therefore litigation experience is a distinct advantage. At NQ level you will be assisting senior lawyers and with their cases and building up your experience and eventually handling your own matters within a structured and supportive environment under the supervision of specialist environmental lawyers. The work will include providing advice and dealing with drafting a variety of transactions and advising on environmental regulatory matters such as waste, permitting, producer responsibility and climate change or in dealing with clients facing enforcement action.
You will be considered with a strong academic profile (ideally 2:1 at degree level or equivalent, or lower if you have experience in dealing with complex environmental regulation). At NQ level a seat in environmental is preferable, but seats in areas such as health and safety regulatory, energy and infrastructure with a strong mid-tier or national law firm would be advantageous, along with experience in due diligence.
If you are a solicitor who qualified in 2018 or is due to qualify this year through to 3 years' PQE and you are currently considering your options in environmental law please contact Lauren Roberts at G2 Legal for a confidential discussion or please apply with an up to date CV.
For more information about this role and to apply, please contact Lauren Roberts at G2 Legal on 0161 414 1100 or forward an up to date copy of your CV.