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Browne Jacobson LLP is noted for its ‘excellent service’ and for its ‘good knowledge of the planning market’. The planning practice advises on the full range of issues for longstanding clients including Havenwood Construction, for which it is providing ongoing advice on its development of land east of the Nottingham area of Gamston. Laura Hughes and Richard Barlow head the department, which was recently strengthened by the arrival of Katherine Hall from Bassetlaw District Council.

Shakespeare Martineau LLP’s ‘highly responsive, extremely professional’ team acted for Persimmon Homes and William Davis Limited on a Section 106 agreement for a sustainable urban extension in Loughborough, and advised on a mixed-use garden village proposal at Six Hills in Leicestershire. John Edmond is recommended. Morag Thomson joined Eversheds LLP in July 2015.

Freeths enjoys a particularly good reputation in retail planning matters. Clients include Simons Developments, Staffordshire Moorlands District Council, Amber Real Estate and Morgan Davis Wherry Group. Christopher Waumsley and Paul Brailsford are highly recommended.

Gateley Plc’s ‘excellent’ practice was strengthened by the arrival of planning expert Robert Waite from Freeths, who brings extensive expertise in contentious and non-contentious planning matters.

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  • Parking rights: here to stay? Consent might be the surprising answer 


    In the field of the acquisition of easements by prescription, little has caused more consternation over the last decade or so than the question of whether a right to park cars can be acquired by twenty years user as of right. The types of property capable of being adversely affected range from individual residential units all the way up to major development sites. The establishment of such a right can have a devastating impact on the value of the burdened land.

    - Falcon Chambers

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