Environmental law is at the forefront of important present and future issues for society both nationally and globally. I’m excited to be involved in how the UK meets such issues through my work in real estate, whether that be through infrastructure and town planning, public access rights and compulsory purchase.
I work with individuals (eg. home owners, development site owners), developers, SMEs (eg. care homes, retail shops), statutory bodies and social landlords, offering clear concise advice with an emphasis on what can be achieved as opposed to focusing on what cannot.
My legal specialisms include town and country planning, public access rights, environmental law, compulsory purchase and compensation, and judicial review and legal challenges. I’m committed to assisting clients in securing the best outcome in all matters relating to town planning and public access rights.
I am a member of the Compulsory Purchase Association (CPA) and the Institute of Public Rights of Way (IPROW).
In work, I’m passionate about seeing every matter through to its conclusion. Outside of work, it’s Rugby League.
Get legal advice early.
Planning is a journey not a sprint race.
On enforcement matters get legal advice before speaking to officers.
What is the time period for judicially challenging a planning decision?
6 weeks from the date of the decision. There is unfortunately no flexibility in this deadline. Instruct us as soon as you can should you wish to challenge.
I have a public footpath that goes close to my house. Can it be diverted?
Public footpaths are usually diverted in such circumstances under section 119 of the Highways Act 1980. We can guide you through the process.
There is a CPO that includes my house. I need to move but cannot sell it. What can I do?
You may be able to serve a blight notice which is known as a CPO in reverse. This forces an acquiring authority to purchase your property earlier than their planned timescales. We can guide you through the process.
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