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Clarke Willmott LLP

Planning

3 ranked lawyersBand 2South WestUK 2022 View ranking table
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What the team is known for

Known in the region for its residential development work, often acting for house builders. Also advises a wide variety of other clients such as higher education bodies and government authorities. Often acts on judicial reviews and inquiries as well as compulsory purchase, development consent orders and Community Infrastructure Levy matters. Further experience dealing with sizeable urban extension schemes.

Strengths

A source highlights that the team is "extremely responsive" and goes on to note: "They have been absolutely excellent for planning legal matters in the South West marketplace."

"My impression of the planning team is one of excellence," remarks another.

Work highlights

Provided counsel to New Community Partners on a development project to create a new town at Cranbrook. The community would consist of 7,500 properties as well as a railway station and other infrastructures.

Notable practitioners

Caroline Waller has considerable expertise acting for landowners, local authorities and developers in relation to planning issues arising from residential and mixed-use developments. She advises clients on a range of matters such as judicial reviews and appeals as well as Section 106 agreements and planning obligations.
"Caroline Waller is absolutely first-class in every regard."

Chris Charlton specialises in acting for developers, local authorities and landowners on large-scale urban extensions and residential and mixed-use developments. He is also experienced advising clients on inquiries and planning issues such as Section 106 agreements.

Head of the national planning team Neil Baker receives praise for his experience acting in relation to regeneration schemes as well as major residential and commercial development projects. He supports clients on infrastructure agreements and planning hearings, among other issues.
"One of his strengths is that he offers uncomplicated commercial advice." "Offers specialised legal advice in case law and Section 106 matters."

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Overview

Clarke Willmott's Planning team continue to bring clients back to them time and time again with their consistent ability to deliver timely commercial advice and to solve, rather than create, planning problems. The team provides experienced practitioners to sit alongside clients and to guide them through the complexities of the planning system.

Planning

Clarke Willmott LLP

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Location

1 Georges Square

Bath Street

Bristol

Bristol

UK

BS1 6BA

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Chambers Research is conducted by 200 Research Analysts, across 200 jurisdictions and provides nearly 6,000 rankings tables. Annually we collect hundreds of thousands of responses from clients, the majority via in-depth interview. Learn more about our methodology.

South West

Planning


Caroline Waller
Band 1
Chris Charlton
Band 2
Neil Baker
Band 1