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Planning and environment.
Partner (joint head of department) specialising in planning and environmental law with particular reference to: strategy on major schemes; large scale planning and compulsory purchase public inquiries; nationally significant projects for utility undertakers; planning and infrastructure agreements; projects involving environmental assessment; major retail schemes; business parks; science parks; rail-related developments; urban regeneration related developments; negotiations and case preparation for promoters and objectors - Planning Act Development Consent Orders; Transport and Work Act Orders; preparation and negotiation of environmental terms and conditions of contract; environmental aspects of corporate transactions. 'Legal Business' Planning Team of the Year 1997; Legal Business Planning and Environment Team of the Year 1998. Major projects include: London 2012 Olympic Park including all related stadia (Olympic Delivery Authority); Olympic Village (ODA); Yorkshire and Humber Carbon Capture and Storage (National Grid); Thames Tunnel (Thames Water); Lee Tunnel (Thames Water); Bluewater (Blue Circle, Lend Lease); Ebbsfleet (Blue Circle, Land Securities); Abberton Reservoir (Essex and Suffolk Water); Eastern Quarry (Land Securities); LIFE (Argent); Quayside Newcastle (AMEC Regeneration); Severnside (ICI); Church Langley (Countryside); Brighton and Hove campus regeneration (University of Brighton); HighSpeed Line Study (SRA); White City (Chelsfield); Madejski Stadium (Reading BC); North West Cambridge (University of Cambridge).
Berwin Leighton (now Berwin Leighton Paisner); qualified 1984; partner 1990.
Committee member City of London Solicitors' Company/City of London Law Society, Planning and Environment Law Sub-Committee; International Bar Association Committee on International Environmental Law; committee member British Property Federation Planning and Environment Committee; member of Society for Advanced Legal Studies Working Party on Reform of Planning and Environmental Law.
Duffryn High School, Newport, Gwent; University College, London (LLB Hons).
Family, skiing, cycling, sailing, cars.
Energy and natural resources; Environment; Planning