Martin Evans is a Partner and the Head of our UK Planning Team. He has a 30 year track record of advising on all aspects of planning law including strategic advice on regeneration projects, local development frameworks, neighbourhood development planning, environmental assessment, outline and full applications, judicial review, simplified planning zones, local development orders, community infrastructure levy, compulsory purchase, complex planning and highways agreements, highways and other orders, appeals, called-in applications, public inquiries and examinations in public.
Martin’s clients include the UK's major development and property investment companies, local authorities, Government agencies, sports and leisure developers, retailers, housebuilders, warehouse clubs, education providers and infrastructure companies.
Martin has been recognised as one of the leading planning solicitors in the UK by the Legal 500 and Chambers & Partners’ guides since 1996 and has been a member of the Legal 500’s Hall of Fame since its inauguration in 2018.
The CMS Planning Team is also ranked in Tier 1 in the Legal 500 in London and was shortlisted for Planning Magazine's Law Firm of the Year Award in 2015, 2018 and 2019.