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Planning Advocacy

Enabling us to offer the full cradle to grave experience, our planning advocacy team is able to support landowner, developers or promoters to achieve timely and successful outcomes with our keen commercial awareness and thorough attention to detail. 

Planning advocacy expertise

Our Advocacy team are specialists in planning and environmental matters. Comprised of dual qualified solicitor-barristers and Solicitors with Higher Rights, the team provide a ‘hands on’ service for major Public Inquiries and High Court matters.  Our ability to advise on both Planning and Environmental Law matters provides clients with a unique ‘all round’ service, often working alongside our other specialists across the wider national team. 

In addition to advocacy, and working collaboratively with the wider national team, we are able to offer non-contentious support including dealing with complex section 106 agreements, planning and environmental due diligence, planning and environmental advisory work, including advising on permitting issues and undertaking critical reviews of planning applications, informed by our advocacy work ‘at the coal face’. 

Key areas of assistance:

  • Planning Appeals/Inquiries
  • Magistrates Hearings
  • Judicial Reviews
  • Local Plan Examinations
  • Defending Prosecutions
  • Contentious Planning Application Reviews (pre-submission)

Notable work:

  • Advising on a major conjoined site environmental permit appeal
  • Appealing an Asset of Community Value listing
  • Acting for client in a significant planning permission appeal

Alison is recognised as a leading individual for both Real Estate Planning and Real Estate Environment in The Legal 500 (2024 edition), and was voted one of the Women of Influence by Planning Magazine in 2021. Alison is also ranked as a leading individual in Chambers & Partners (2024 edition).

Our accreditations

We are celebrating another year of accreditations and rankings.

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