Phil Maude

Practice Area

Leading specialist in compulsory purchase and compensation matters, including the conduct of cases in the Upper Tribunal.

Relevant Experience

With over 40 years providing legal practice in the planning sector, Phil’s expertise is far-reaching. Having worked on a number of high profile cases, Phil has a broad base of firsthand knowledge of the risks and challenges faced by clients in both the public and private sector. As a result, he is able to provide insightful, pragmatic advice to his clients.

Phil has worked on major compulsory purchase orders in London, Newcastle, Workington, Lincolnshire, Manchester, Lichfield, Gosport and Hull.

Having regularly acted for both claimants and acquiring authorities, Phil is an expert on compensation claims. Notable cases include advising on the leading case on the Olympic site, Halpern v Greater London Authority, and 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, and Jumbuk v West Midlands Passenger Transport Authority.

He also has expertise dealing with the promotion of a major compulsory purchase order for underground gas storage and was involved in the leading electricity compensation cases, Macleod v National Grid PLc and Stynes v Western Power Distribution East PLC .

Being involved in these projects has given Phil insight into  the best approach to solving problems  on a number of complicated , controversial and sometimes high profile cases making him a valuable asset to any client when it comes to compulsory purchase and compensation related legal issues.


Phil worked in local government for 14 years ( 1975-1989) culminating in the role as Planning Solicitor at Leeds City Council responsible for advising on all aspects of planning.

Joined Hammond Suddards in 1989 and specialised in planning and compulsory purchase.

Appointed Director of Compulsory Purchase by the firm in 2004 and responsible for developing the firms compulsory purchase team.

He is a former Chairman and Secretary of the Compulsory Purchase Association.