I specialise in all aspects of planning law including negotiation of planning and highways agreements, redevelopment schemes, legal challenges, enforcement, permitted development rights, community infrastructure levy, assets of community value, rights of light, due diligence and transactional advice on contracts conditional on planning.
I thrive on helping clients realise their plans, from facilitating deals conditional on planning, to obtaining planning permission for developments, to assessing planning risk in property transactions and financing. Having worked in both the public and private sector, I can bring crucial insights from both sides of the planning process which enable clients to make more informed and strategic decisions.
I specialise in all aspects of planning law including negotiating planning agreements, redevelopment schemes, community infrastructure levy advice, judicial review and planning appeals but I have particular interest in permitted development. With the ongoing government focus on the liberation of planning restrictions, this niche area of law continues to grow and I have extensive experience advising clients in this area.
I have a wide range of clients including developers, investors and banks, most notably Weston Homes Limited, Micuber Estates Limited, Penguin Random House, 4C Hotels Limited, Hodson Developments Limited, Strawberry Star Group, Close Brothers Bank and Secure Trust Bank.
Whilst the received wisdom is that ‘lawyers don’t surf’ (Point Break 1991), this one does and when not working I can often be found riding the waves in Devon and Cornwall.
We advise on all the key issues affecting the property industry, including regeneration and development schemes, investment, funding, construction matters, property disputes, portfolio management, planning, taxation and the creation of corporate structures.READ MORE
Our planning and environmental team advise our real estate clients on all aspects of planning law, strategy and related risks. Our environmental experience includes permitting matters, public nuisance and water pollution, either as a stand-alone engagement or as part of a corporate or real estate transaction.READ MORE
A large and dedicated real estate team providing a full service to clients operating in the sector. The expertise of our lawyers means we can handle all level of transactions from asset management through to the most complex matters while clients benefit from the efficiency a one-stop-shop can provide.