Obtaining consent for your project can be a minefield of political pressure and legal risk. Our focus is always on helping our clients to successfully negotiate that minefield efficiently and effectively.

Preparation is essential to achieving this and making sure that your application is robust before it is submitted is critical. Getting the application right maximizes the possibility of securing consent quickly, and minimizes the risk of a successful legal challenge.  

That is why we work closely with your internal and external teams from the outset of a project to ensure that the application and supporting documentation is able to withstand the scrutiny of decision-makers, objectors and the courts. This upfront investment of our time leads to quicker determinations and fewer legal challenges. 

Our dedicated team of planning solicitors and barristers act for clients seeking: 

  • Planning permission 
  • Development consent orders 
  • Compulsory purchase orders 
  • Transport and works act orders. 

We act for both the private and public sectors, including developers, infrastructure providers, government departments and local authorities. Our clients trust us to lead their most politically sensitive and legally contentious projects. 

Optimum results are more likely with local knowledge and, to that end, we have a network of eight offices located in the UK's main commercial centres. This extensive coverage enables us to draw upon local experience and long-standing contacts with local stakeholders and decision-makers. Our international offices have the greatest global range and scope of any law firm, which enables us to draw on experience outside the UK as well.