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Alex Ground

Russell-Cooke - London

Alex Ground - Russell-Cooke
  • 8 Bedford Row
  • London, Greater London, UK
  • WC1R 4BX

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She specialises in full spectrum of planning related work; s106 agreements, compulsory purchase, planning applications inquiries and appeals, objections to planning applications, Community Infrastructure Levy issues, judicial review and high court challenges, highways agreements, listed building and conservation area advice, Certificates of Lawful Development, enforcement issues, prior approval applications. She acts for corporates, charities and individuals. Notable developments that advised on: planning applications for UK’s largest on-shore oilfield to extend its life, acting on application for 120 units in Mid Sussex including two successful s.288 high court challenges (Woodcock Holdings Limited v Secretary of State [2015] EWHC 1173), successful high court challenge of Neighbourhood Plan (Stonegate Homes Ltd & Anor, R (On the Application Of) v Horsham District Council [2016] EWHC 2512) and CPO compensation case for several million.


Trained at Herbert Smith Freehills LLP and practised there for 8 years. Moved to Russell-Cooke in 2012 and made partner in 2015.


Regularly published in Estates Gazette and Planning Magazine.


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