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Planning (Band 2)
Practice Areas: Partner with specialism in planning and compulsory purchase. Recent/ current matters include: acting for St Modwen plc/Taunton Deane Borough Council on a CPO for land acquired to deliver Firepool (£270m town centre scheme); acting for East Devon District Council on a portfolio of major projects, including a new sustainable community, a biomass CHP and a new science park; advising the LDA on compensation claims in relation to the Olympic Park CPO.
Professional Memberships: Law Society Planning Panel; legal associate Royal Town Planning Institute.
Career: Trained Weymouth and Portland Borough Council; qualified 1997; assistant solicitor Ashford Borough Council (1997-2000); solicitor Burges Salmon 2000; associate 2001; partner 2005 to date; Solicitor-Advocate (Higher Courts Civil Division).
Publications: Contributor to ‘Journal of Planning and Environmental Law’ and weekly publication ‘Planning’; co-author of ‘Property Transactions: Planning and Environment’ (Sweet and Maxwell 2006-07).
Personal: Born 1971; resides Tidenham Chase, Forest of Dean, and married with two daughters and one son. Education: University of Southampton (LLB Law).