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Walker Morris reaffirms its position in the UK’s top ten of Planning Law Firms

Planning Magazine’s latest annual survey ranks the Walker Morris Team and its Head of Planning within the top ten in the UK

The results from Planning Magazine’s 22nd annual legal survey have been published and the Walker Morris Planning Team has once again been ranked as one the highest-rated in the UK.

Both the Team and Walker Morris’ Head of Planning, Richard Sagar have been consistently ranked in the top 10 of the UK’s highest-rated planning law firms and as the highest-rated planning solicitor respectively. This year was no exception with the team achieving 9th in the UK and Richard Sagar achieving 4th, with one developer describing his “tenacity and attention to detail” which result in “application and appeal victories that others may not secure“.

Richard appears as advocate for a range of high profile clients, engages in strategic planning advice on complex and large scale planning applications, and advises on compulsory purchase, High Court challenges and environmental matters.

Managing Partner of Walker Morris, Malcolm Simpson commented:

“These results are a fantastic achievement for both the team and for Richard and I’d like to congratulate them. The survey reaffirms their position as some of the leading planning experts in the UK having consistently achieved high national rankings in the past. Richard is a highly regarded and extremely experienced advocate, with almost 30 years of experience in legal planning work.

“The survey is testament to the investment that Walker Morris has made in the Planning Team over recent years having made a number of senior appointments including Josh Kitson, promoted to Director from within the team. “

The results follow a successful start to the year for the Walker Morris team having won four major planning appeals in three months. The Team is recognised nationally by the independent guides to the legal profession being ranked in Tier 1 by both Legal 500 and Chambers. The Team is also ranked as a ‘National Leader outside London’ by Chambers.