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Gateley Legal

Planning

1 ranked lawyersBand 3MidlandsUK 2021 View ranking table

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What the team is known for

Offers particular expertise in acting for house builders. Recent work includes Section 106 and 278 agreements for sizeable developments. Additional experience across a range of sectors, including retail, energy, health and infrastructure. Regularly advises on both contentious and non-contentious matters. Capable of advising clients on planning issues on a national basis.

Strengths

One client notes: "They can distil complicated issues into simple decisions."

Work highlights

Advised Regal West Point on planning matters arising from the development of two residential towers in Birmingham, including Section 106 agreements and a highways agreement.

Notable practitioners

Robert Waite acts on residential and mixed-use development projects, including advice on planning applications, the Community Infrastructure Levy and Section 106 agreements. He also assists clients with retrospective planning permission matters.
"He is a very good lawyer." "He is very calm and always looking for the solution."

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Planning


Robert Waite
Band 3