Burges Salmon LLP

Patrick Robinson

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Practice Areas

A partner in the firm's planning unit. Solicitor advocate in the civil courts specialising in all planning issues including negotiation on planning and other infrastructure agreements and appearing as an advocate at planning inquiries; recent projects have included advising Isle of Anglesey on the Wylfa Newydd nuclear power station application and has appeared as advocate in a number of planning inquiries for energy developments. Lectures regularly on planning and compulsory purchase topics to planning professionals.

Professional Memberships

Legal associate of the Royal Town Planning Institute; Higher Courts solicitor advocate (Civil).


Trained Havant District Council 1986-88; qualified 1988; worked as a local government solicitor with specific responsibility for planning and heritage legislation at Southampton City Council 1988-1990; joined Burges Salmon 1990; partner Burges Salmon 1995.


'Butterworths Encyclopaedia of Forms and Precedents (Agriculture and Planning)'; contributed to 'Estates Gazette', 'Journal of Planning and Environmental Law' and Burges Salmon's 'Guide to Nuclear Law'.


Education: LLB Hons. Leisure interests include cycling, and clocks.