Josh has more than 25 years’ experience specialising in planning, highway, compulsory purchase and listed building issues. Josh is ranked as a leading planning lawyer in the legal Directories, Practical Law Company's Which Lawyer and in the Planning Magazine Survey.
He gives strategic advice on appeals, inquiries and the judicial review of planning and development-related decisions on complex and high-profile schemes and writes legal opinions.
Josh acts for clients across the development sector, including funds, banks, investors, retailers, leisure operators and planning authorities. He has particular expertise on large scale, mixed use regeneration and infrastructure projects in urban centers. He has negotiated complex S106 planning, highways and infrastructure agreements for massive regeneration developments in Maidenhead, Merchant Square, Paddington, NOMA, Manchester, Pilgrim Quarter, Newcastle and Cambridgeshire.
Josh is currently advising on several high-profile office and mixed-use schemes, tall office developments in the City and student / co-living tower blocks across South London. He has particular experience in the student accommodation, hotel and leisure and alternative residential sectors eg BTR and pioneering co-living schemes in Bristol and Exeter. He is known for his expertise in listed building and heritage issues.
Josh’s clients include Land Securities, Google, M&G RE, Great Portland Estates, DTZi, Colombia Threadneedle, Motcomb Estates, Frogmore RE, Threadneedle, British Steel and BBC Pension Funds, The Portman Estate, Urbanest, Aberdeen Asset Management, Beltane, JM Land, Curlew, Blackrock, Hermes, Summix.