Planning & Environment
Excellent client service, superb technical ability and invaluable practical experience: key qualities which define the Planning & Environment Team.
Between them, the Team has dealt with around 30 planning appeals in the last two years, dealing with varied sectors such as waste/renewables, motorway services, residential, and retail schemes. Working regularly at the coal face places the team in a unique position to understand and effectively address the ever changing challenges of the planning system.
In both planning and environment law, the Team has the ability to manage cases from ‘cradle to grave’ providing an effective ‘one stop shop’ for strategic advice and advocacy services and is recognised for its formidable advocacy skills. Undertaking our own advocacy at Public Inquiries is a key skill which strengthens the depth of our expertise and sets us aside from other teams of planning lawyers.
The Team has real strength of numbers to help co-ordinate planning applications and deal with contentious matters at the Planning Appeal or Call-In stage including our own Chartered Town Planning Team who provide key services on the preparation, submission and negotiation of planning applications on a diverse range of development projects.
Our involvement in CPO and Lands Tribunal matters (including advocacy at both) and Judicial Review, including significant Court of Appeal successes provides a complete skill set for all aspects of work.
"it really holds its own; the Team is powerful and effective."