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Richard Sagar

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Walker Morris LLP

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Planning & Environment

Position

Partner

Career

Richard is responsible for a variety of aspects of town and country planning which includes advising commercial, public authority and private clients with particular emphasis on advocacy at public inquiries. His specialist areas of work include residential, retail, waste and energy projects with extensive experience of appeals, development plan examinations, tribunal and compulsory purchase work. Richard has also dealt with a variety of judicial review and High Court challenges, and is well versed in court procedure and protocol. Richard is a highly regarded and extremely experienced advocate who has acted as lead advocate at numerous appeal Inquiries for complex and large scale developments.

Richard has been consistently rated as one of the UK’s top planning solicitors in Planning Magazine, the leading publication for planning professionals. Richard also has experience of working alongside Counsel, in the role of the instructing solicitor, should the case require.

Richard regularly appears as a solicitor advocate for his impressive roster of clients. One interviewed client notes: “He has a forensic, dogged approach to dealing with issues and the formulation of strategy. We found him to be exceptional.”


Yorkshire and the Humber: Real estate

Planning

Within: Planning

Walker Morris LLP ‘has an excellent reputation in the field in the Leeds area and beyond’ and is ‘renowned for the quality of its work and proven success rate’. Department head Richard Sagar ‘knows his profession inside out’ and recently represented Hallam Land Management in its appeal against the refusal of planning permission for an urban extension outside Doncaster; Chris Slater is ‘always available’ and handles planning and highways agreements, community infrastructure levies, compulsory purchase work and large developments; consultant Andrew Williamson regularly acts for developers and advised Roomzzz on the planning elements of a proposed aparthotel in Harrogate. Other team members include environment-focused Alison Ogley, who re-joined the team from Kings Chambers, and directors Robert Moore and James Garbett.

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