Andrew Williamson

  • Partner
  • Head of Planning & Environment
Andrew Williamson, Partner, Planning & Environment

Andrew has considerable experience in dealing with a broad array of town and country planning and environmental work, with particular emphasis on contentious matters. Instructions have ranged from retail and commercial developments to residential, Upper Tribunal (Lands), Compulsory Purchase Orders and energy and waste related schemes. Andrew has extensive advocacy experience, representing a wide range of clients at planning related public inquiries, magistrates’ court proceedings in relation to environmental offences, judicial review and other High Court proceedings and PPC appeals for clients in several environmental law cases which have had national prominence.

Andrew was cited by Chambers as having an “encyclopaedic knowledge of planning law and astute nature” and by Legal 500 as “a highly effective advocate who works diligently and intelligently in a demanding area”. He was voted in the top 10 planning lawyers in the UK in the 2011 Planning Magazine National Survey of planning related professionals.

Andrew is also a qualified Barrister and a Chartered Town Planner, and a member of the Law Society’s Planning Panel.