Specialist solicitors are needed to work with the different key individuals in the planning process – good teamwork is essential for a project to be successful. Our work extends across the public and private sector, from routine applications to large development projects. Reflecting the profile of our region, we have particular expertise in heritage issues and the rural environment.

The areas we cover include:

  • Initial planning advise in relation to specific proposals
  • Negotiating planning consents
  • Concluding planning and infrastructure agreements with local authorities
  • Presenting proposals at local plan inquiries
  • Advocacy at planning appeals
  • Judicial challenges to the grant of planning permissions
  • Advice and advocacy in relation to enforcement action by a planning authority
  • Land and Business Sales (including environmental due diligence and risk assessments, negotiation of environmental warranties, indemnities and other available contractual protection)
  • Environmental liabilities (which can have a serious impact on land values, and in particular on the potential liability for the remediation of contaminated land and its development)
  • Asbestos Management
  • Waste Management
  • Compulsory purchase, working on behalf of either acquiring authorities or affected landowners
  • Highways (section 278 agreements stopping up)
  • Section 106 agreements and unilateral undertakings
  • Planning applications and appeals
  • Permitted development rights
  • Contracts conditional on planning and option agreements
  • Village green and commons applications


David Park

Alison Kinder

Charlotte Russell

Bryony Robin

Bryony Robin

Martin Gillibrand


We work as a single united team with market leading firms around the world and give our clients the highest quality advice possible.