Advice

Written advice can be given on any planning-related topic. I always aim to write in an accessible, jargon-free style whilst maintaining accuracy and reliability. 

Advocacy

I am equally at home in a planning inquiry or in a magistrates' court, and in all matters I have acted for both parties. Some cases will merit the instruction of specialist counsel, and I am able to advise as to seniority and which barristers' chambers to use.

Applications

I recognise that for some types of planning applications, my clients are best served by local planning consultants to whom I will refer matters in appropriate cases. For certain types of application, where a legal approach is needed, I will deal with matters personally, such as an application for a certificate of lawful use or development.

Appeals

If your application has been refused, I am able to advise on methods and tactics to overcome objections, and to introduce experts from appropriate fields of expertise to create a winning team.