Paula specialises in all aspects of planning and highways law. She advises clients in respect of planning applications, planning appeals, high court proceedings, the local plan process and planning objections. She also regularly negotiates planning and highways agreements to support development schemes.
Paula acts for a broad range of clients including developers, public authorities and private individuals. She advises across various development types including large scale residential, employment, mixed-use developments and renewable projects.
Advising a residential developer on the comprehensive redevelopment of a site for build to rent development
Acting on behalf of a local authority with regard to the negotiation and completion of various Section 106 Agreements
Negotiation of various Section 106 and Section 278 Agreements on behalf of developers to deliver development
Preparation and submission of judicial review and statutory review challenges in the High Court
Providing advice and support on major project work for a business park (1.8m sq ft), employment park (2m sq ft) and mixed-use development (1300 dwellings)
Acting for a landowner promoting a site for large scale employment development through the local plan process
Advising developers on the lawful implementation of planning permissions
Advising developers in relation to the registration of town and village greens
Advising landowners and developers on CIL issues and vacant building credit
Providing advice to landowners and developers regarding permitted development rights
Advising landowners and developers on rights of way issues affecting development
Stephen has 38 years’ experience as a solicitor, specialising in public and commercial law. He has worked in house in the public sector, was an equity partner with an international law firm for 20 years and has written 18 books on various aspects of public law.
For the last decade, he has specialised in low carbon and renewable energy projects, primarily but not exclusively for local authorities and public bodies.
His work includes developing climate change, sustainability or energy strategies; advising on climate emergencies; advising on all forms of renewable energy projects (including solar PV, wind energy, biomass and hydropower); advising on EVs and transport issues; and establishing Energy Services Companies (ESCOs).
Stephen is also a well-known commentator, writer and speaker on energy matters.
Conceived, planned and procured the first local authority owned solar farm in the UK (Cornwall Council)
Advised Wrexham County Borough Council on fitting solar PV to 3,000 Council houses (largest scheme in the UK at the time)
Advised Preston City Council on 9 MW wind energy scheme
Advised Stockport MBC on developing a biomass supply chain for its social housing
Advising Swansea City Council, Highland Council, Aberdeen Council and Cardiff City Council on the establishment of an Energy Services Company
Advising on over 30 solar farm projects for Councils in England, Scotland and Wales
Advised on part of the Swansea Bay Tidal Lagoon project
Advising various local authorities on developing action plans to deliver their climate emergency targets
Alec specialises in all aspects of planning and compulsory purchase. He advises clients in respect of strategic applications, planning appeals, High Court proceedings and site promotion through the plan-making process. He regularly negotiates planning, highways and infrastructure agreements to support major development schemes.
Alec acts for a broad range of clients, including developers, national housebuilders, student accommodation providers, public authorities and private individuals. He advises across various development types, including large scale residential, employment, leisure, waste and renewables projects.
Acting for a student accommodation provider and national hotel operator in respect of a planning appeal proceeding by way of public inquiry
Advising a strategic land promotor in respect of an application for 3000 dwellings, including promotion of the site through the emerging local plan
Negotiation of various Section 106 and Section 278 agreements to deliver a strategic urban extension of 1600 dwellings and associated infrastructure
Advising a consortium of national housebuilders in relation to High Court proceedings against the adoption of local planning policy documents
Acting for the promotor of a Compulsory Purchase Order to deliver a £40 million mixed-use town centre regeneration scheme, including implementation and compensation advice
Advising a renewable energy company on planning considerations and environmental impact assessment of a proposed energy from waste facility
Kellie specialises in all aspects of planning and highway law. She assists in advising clients in respect of strategic applications, planning appeals, High Court proceedings, the local plan process and planning objections.
Kellie acts for a broad range of clients, including developers, public authorities and private individuals. She advises across various development types, including residential, employment, leisure, waste and renewable projects.
Preparation and submission of judicial review and statutory review challenges in the High Court
Preparation and submission of planning applications
Assistance and research into local plan documents acting for landowners promoting sites via the local plan process
Assistance in the negotiation of Section 106 and Section 278 Agreements on behalf of developers
Advising developers and individuals on permitted development rights
Assistance and submission of planning and enforcement appeals
Preparation and submission of planning objections on behalf of developers and individuals
Submission of applications for footpath diversions
Phil specialises in all aspects of compulsory purchase and compensation. He advises clients on promoting and objecting to Compulsory Purchase Orders and submitting and negotiating compensation claims. He also advises on blight notices, Part 1 Claims and handling cases in the Upper Tribunal.
Phil has advised Local Authorities, Development Corporations, major developers, housebuilders, statutory undertakers and private individuals. He is a former Chairman and Secretary of the Compulsory Purchase Association and was recently elected as an Honorary Member.
Advising Promotors on Compulsory Purchase Orders in London, Newcastle, Workington, Lincolnshire, Manchester, Lichfield, Gosport, Hull, Leeds, Letchworth, Rochdale, Fylde, Amber Valley, Derby, Wolverhampton, Leicester, Hastings, Ashford, Chatham and Sheffield
Acting for objectors to Compulsory Purchase Orders in Gloucester, Nottingham, Calderdale, Bradford, Crewe, Bishops Stortford, Newport, Croydon and Taunton.
Acting in the leading compensation case in the Olympics, Halpern v Greater London Authority and also Solartrack PLC v London Development Corporation, Azzarpardi v London Development Corporation, TEB Travel Limited v Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, John Edward Roberts v Ashford Borough Council, Abbey Investments Limited v London Development Corporation, Jumbuk v West Midlands Transport Authority
Acting for statutory undertakers in the leading compensation cases Macleod v National Grid Plc and Stynes v Western Power Distribution East Plc
Currently acting for a local authority in connection with Part 1 Claims for road improvements and for a major developer supporting a Compulsory Purchase Order for a high-profile development
Paul advises on all aspects of local government law and practice including decision making arrangements between authorities and across agencies, related governance issues and support on major spatial planning, housing, highways and transport matters. Paul particularly acts for strategic developers of large mixed-use developments.
Worked as a development lawyer before becoming Chief Legal Officer and thereafter Chief Executive at Leeds City Council, Chief Officer of the Leeds City Region Partnership and Chief Executive advisor to the Regional Spatial Planning Board
Advised strategic land promotor in respect of major funding agreement for rail infrastructure
Advising strategic developer in relation to funding and competition procurement law in relation to a large 3,000 dwelling scheme for a planning application
Advises on Freedom of Information appeals before the Information Commissioner
David specialises in all aspects of planning and compulsory purchase and highway law. He advises clients in respect of strategic land promotion for housing, employment, retail and leisure application. He regularly works with multi-disciplinary teams. David also advises upon Judicial Review and Statutory Review proceedings on behalf of developers, objectors and third parties.
David acts for a very broad range of clients, including developers, public authorities, utility companies, parish councils, and private individuals.
Acting for developers of large garden village proposals in excess of 3,000 dwellings, concentrating on promotion of such sites through emerging Local Plans
Advising and leading planning team in relation to a 1.5m sq ft factory
Advising on promotion of 80 ha employment promotion through Local Plan
Advising upon strategy in relation to planning applications at all levels big or small, advising in relation to High Court proceedings in relation to planning applications and the adoption of local development plan documents
Strategic advice in relation to Compulsory Purchase Orders in particular in relation to objectors to such orders and advice upon compensation
Spent 15 years in local government obtaining a Diploma in Local Government Law and Practice, Legal Member of the Royal Town Planning Institute, co-authored Development Plans Law and Practice (Sweet & Maxwell)
Charlotte is currently on a sabbatical. She is a planning lawyer dealing with all aspects of planning and highways law.
Charlotte advises clients in respect of planning applications, planning appeals, planning objections, the local plan process and High Court proceedings. She also negotiates planning, highway and infrastructure agreements to support development.
Charlotte acts for a broad range of clients including developers, Parish Councils, public authorities and private individuals. She advises across various development types including large-scale residential, employment, waste, minerals and renewable projects.
Acting for a landowner promoting a site through the local plan process
Advising a housebuilder on public rights of way issues affecting a development
Advising property owners on the legal issues regarding short term holiday lets
Advising a local authority on large scale housing planning inquiries
Attending planning committees on behalf of developers, objectors and advising at planning committee’s on behalf of local planning authorities
Negotiating various Section 106 and Section 278 agreements to unlock development
Advising on a large scale waste site in relation to planning and environmental legislation
Will specialises in all aspects of planning, highways and compulsory purchase law. Experience includes providing strategic and commercial legal advice in connection with Compulsory Purchase Orders, Section 106 Agreements, Section 278/Section 28 Agreements and Section 104 Agreements. In addition, Will has experience in providing legal advice in connection with the Town and Village Green and Community Infrastructure Levy regimes, and providing strategic and procedural advice in connection with Development Consent Orders.
Will has experience in acting for a broad range of clients, including developers, public authorities, hotel and hospitality operators, statutory undertakers and private individuals. He advises across various development types including industrial, commercial and residential.
Acting for a hotel operator in relation to a number of Section 106, Section 278 and Section 28 Agreement in connection with various strategic sites, which had been highlighted for both expansion of current hotel sites and new development;
Advising a statutory undertaker in relation to an objection to a Compulsory Purchase Order, and protections available to it in its capacity as both landowner and statutory undertaker;
Providing listed buildings and heritage advice to a private client in connection the redevelopment and extension of a listed building;
Acting for a company in relation to its acquisition of renewable energy facilities, and providing advice in relation to available permitted development rights;
Providing advice to private clients on issues relating to planning enforcement;
Acting for a landowner in relation to an objection to a Town and Village Green application made in respect of its land, and providing strategic advice to the landowner on the Town and Village Green regime.