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Paul Brailsford

Partner, National Head of Planning & Environment | Nottingham | London

"Paul Brailsford – planning team leader is an outstanding performer in the field. He uses his in depth knowledge to guide the project team to produce exactly what is required to bring about a successful result. A thorough professional in his approach and backed up by a specialist team to work on Statutory Agreements as part of the process."
The Legal 500, 2024

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About Paul

Paul has over 18 years’ experience of complex development schemes nationwide and is well known for developing good working relationships with Local Planning Authorities in order to deliver success for his developer clients.

Paul specialises in both large scale development proposals such as retail led town centre regeneration projects and residential led urban extensions; and food and non-food retail development.

He advises on all associated issues from planning strategy, tactics, preparation and submission of applications and appeals and the preparation of complex Environmental Impact Assessments and Retail Impact Assessments.

Paul is listed as a Recommended Lawyer and recognised as a Leading Individual in The Legal 500 (2024 edition) in Planning and Environmental law.


  • Royal Town Planning Institute

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  • CT

    “Consistently recognised in The Legal 500 and noted for ‘strong reputation in town centre regeneration projects’ and being ‘commercial and pragmati...

    Client Testimonial

  • “The Planning team lead by Paul Brailsford are extremely knowledgeable, easy to work with and have a very successful track record. I have worked wi...

    The Legal 500


  • “Paul Brailsford is the stand out person. he gets involved every step of the planning journey and is an excellent communicator.”

    The Legal 500


  • “Paul Brailsford is my key contact. He has an exceptionally wide range of knowledge regarding planning and the appeals process. You can always cont...

    The Legal 500


  • “A real star – I have worked with him many times over the years – he has in depth knowledge and is commercially astute and highly effective.”

    The Legal 500

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