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Environment - East Anglia
"Deborah is amenable and gets the job done effectively. She is also clear about the level of work required and does not do more than necessary to represent our interests well at a fair cost." "She is very knowledgeable on the subject and can easily draw together all the evidence and facts to make a consistent and concise argument."
Planning - East Anglia
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Environment, Planning and environmental, Public rights of way and access to land.
Deborah is a Partner and deals with the law concerning the environment, planning, public rights of way and public access to land.
Deborah has worked for a wide range of clients including manufacturers, waste management businesses, farmers, landowners, developers, and private individuals. She advises on contentious and non-contentious matters. She also acts regularly in relation to statutory nuisance and advises in relation to appeals against abatement notices as well as prosecutions for breaches of notices.
Deborah has practised as a planning lawyer since she qualified and finds that her practice benefits significantly from her environmental law knowledge.
Deborah acts as an advocate in public inquiries for planning, environmental permitting, rights of way and common land and also in the magistrates’ court in relation to both civil and criminal matters where they relate to her areas of legal practice. She also attends PACE Act interviews with clients who are accused of a range of offences in relation to planning and environmental matters.
Deborah is experienced in relation to some types of civil contentious matters, particularly judicial review and other statutory challenges to decisions by public bodies.