Between them, the Team has dealt with around 30 planning appeals, hearings or examinations in the last two years, with real variety in the work – covering sectors such as waste/renewables, motorway services, residential, retail and warehouse schemes.
We like to think we work right at the coal face, and as a result of this our team is in a unique position to understand and address the ever-evolving challenges of the planning system.
In both planning and environment law, we’re able to manage cases from cradle to grave and this end-to-end approach to work means our clients see us as a ‘one stop shop’ for strategic advice and advocacy services.
We’re also well known for our formidable advocacy skills. We carry out our own advocacy at Public Inquiries, hearings and examinations – a skill which strengthens the depth of our expertise and makes us stand out from other teams of planning lawyers.
Our Team has real strength of numbers which is important when helping to co-ordinate planning applications and deal with contentious matters at the planning appeal, hearing or examination stage. Our work covers a wide range of development projects and we’re ready to help you with the negotiation of planning applications whenever you need us.
We’re proud of our involvement in CPO and Lands Tribunal matters (including advocacy at both) and Judicial Review, including significant Court of Appeal successes – skills which set us up well for all aspects of our work.
‘The team at Walker Morris are genuinely passionate about the projects we have worked on together. They have a broad knowledge base but are able to identify specific requirements for planning or technical considerations and confidently present the legal case to support planning applications and appeals.”
“Richard Sagar – he is peerless in the planning field. A top rate planning inquiry advocate to rival QCs at the bar. He has a brilliant legal mind, great client skills and excellent tactical judgment.”
“Walker Morris’ planning team is the undoubted market leader for planning work in the north of England and is recognised as leading practice nationally. They have an unrivalled understanding of the planning and commercial issues affecting the development sector and with a strong cohort of in-house advocates they offer a more rounded service than most firms.”
“The absolutely first-rate team at Walker Morris LLP is well respected for its attention to detail and client care.”
“Chris Slater provides excellent advice on points of planning law and legal agreements. Richard Sagar are outstanding planning advocates, leaving no stone unturned in preparation for a planning appeal.”
“The practice has a full range of in-house experts who can deal with every aspect of planning and real estate law. The partners, directors and associates can answer any question and respond to any challenge that you set them.”