Environment and Climate Change Senior Associate

  • Location
    Birmingham, West Midlands
  • Contract Type
    Permanent
  • Posted
  • Industry
    Law firm
  • Salary
    £70000 - £100000 per annum
  • Expiry Date
    2024-07-19

Experienced Environment Lawyer opportunity

Are you a qualified lawyer with upwards of 5 years PQE looking to make an impact in Climate & Sustainability law?

Our client is a leading international law firm looking to recruit an experienced lawyer to join its esteemed Environment Team, based in any of its UK offices in London, Leeds, Manchester, Birmingham, Edinburgh, Glasgow, or Aberdeen.

About You:

Our client is looking to recruit a bright and enthusiastic environment lawyer with exemplary skills and substantial experience in providing strategic and regulatory advice on environment, natural capital, climate, and sustainability matters. You should possess expertise in contractual drafting and negotiation in this domain and demonstrate adaptability and collaboration skills to thrive in this evolving practice area.

Key Responsibilities Include:

Advising on Biodiversity Net Gain (BNG) and Nutrient Neutrality for developers
Providing counsel on natural capital projects in the UK and/or overseas
Guiding clients on carbon offsetting projects nationally and internationally
Drafting and negotiating commercial agreements related to BNG, Nutrient Neutrality, natural capital investment, carbon offsetting, and other ecosystem services outcomes
Offering insights on climate reporting, extended producer responsibility, and supply chain measures
Assisting in the establishment and operation of natural capital projects, including habitat banks for BNG and Nutrient Neutrality, carbon offsetting, and other ecosystem services
Drafting and negotiating section 106 agreements and conservation covenants to secure natural capital projects

About Our Client:

Join a market-leading Planning & Environment team, the largest dedicated team of its kind in the UK. The team specializes in major projects across Energy, Infrastructure, and Real Estate sectors. The dedicated Environment Team covers a wide array of environmental law and advises on natural capital, climate change, and sustainability matters.

Why Choose this firm:

Be part of a dynamic, growing team committed to excellence.
Access first-class training and career development programs.
Enjoy early responsibility and opportunities for client relationship development.
Diversity & Inclusion:

Let’s Connect:

If you’re ready to take the next step in your career and make a meaningful impact in Climate & Sustainability law, we want to hear from you! Apply now and let’s shape the future together. If you require any additional support or adjustments for the interview process, please don’t hesitate to reach out.


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