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Pinsent Masons

Planning

4 ranked lawyersBand 1MidlandsUK 2021 View ranking table

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What the team is known for

Exceptional planning offering with particular expertise in complex housing, infrastructure and compulsory purchase work. A leading firm in energy and transport planning, acting on a number of nationally significant DCO projects. Advises public and private clients on a regional and national basis, often on their most prominent projects.

Strengths

One client notes: "They provide clear strategic advice and are highly effective in solving problems."

Work highlights

Acted for Highways England on all aspects of its proposed application for development consent concerning the Stonehenge Tunnel.

Notable practitioners

Heidi Slater handles planning, compulsory purchase and land assembly issues for major infrastructure projects. She advises both developers and local authorities.
"She has incredible attention to detail, detailed knowledge and a real can-do attitude." "She is always available and calm under pressure."

Lucy Thomas acts on compulsory purchases, planning agreements and highway matters concerning mixed-use developments, garden villages and regeneration projects.

Matthew Fox specialises in environmental, consent and design aspects of major infrastructure projects.
"He is very knowledgeable, quick to respond and willing to go the extra mile for clients." "He's always available and reliable."

Sophie Carlile acts on residential and mixed-use schemes, advising local authorities and house builders on compulsory purchase and Section 106 agreements.
"She is excellent - diligent, clear and responsive." "She is very knowledgeable and explains things to lay clients in a very eloquent way."

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Midlands

Planning


Heidi Slater
Band 3
Lucy Thomas
Band 2
Matthew Fox
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Sophie Carlile
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