United Kingdom

Whether you are a developer, utility, investor, owner, occupier or authority, obtaining planning permissions and consents that are implementable, flexible, bankable and fit-for-purpose is essential to ensure a successful project.

With over 30 years of experience working on hundreds of projects across the UK, our 20 specialist planning lawyers are able to help you navigate all aspects of planning, compulsory purchase and related areas of planning law.

From our offices in London, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Aberdeen and Bristol we have advised on some of the most complex and high profile developments in the UK, supporting our clients from early strategy through to project delivery.

A strong player in the commercial development sector.
Legal 500 UK, 2015

We work with a wide range of clients in a variety of areas, including regeneration, residential, retail, hotel, commercial or industrial developments, energy, transport, water and infrastructure projects.

We also promote and object to NSIPs under the DCO regime and other infrastructure projects under the relevant land and marine consenting regimes.

The planning team is an embedded part of our real estate and energy teams, providing industry-informed, seamless advice throughout the development lifecycle.

We are engaged and proactive, identifying issues early to minimise delay and risk, and provide enabling advice tailored to your strategy.

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