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Trevor Ivory

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DLA Piper LLP (US)

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Trevor Ivory practices in the area of real estate planning, with particular focus on delivering large-scale strategic development projects, planning appeals and judicial review. His clients include some of the largest developers in the UK as well as major landowners and public sector bodies.

Trevor’s focus is always on delivering on his clients’ objectives. He uses his experience to cut through delay and bureaucracy, delivering legally robust and commercially viable planning permissions quickly and efficiently.

Trevor is an effective advocate and has secured planning permissions on appeal for many of his clients. He also advises on the law of compulsory purchase, highways and town and village greens.

London: Real estate


Within: Planning

Karen Howard and associate Rachel Holt are recommended lawyers within DLA Piper UK LLP  London planning team, which is led by Trevor Ivory , who splits his time between London and Birmingham. The firm advises on everything from urban redevelopment projects to office towers, advising clients through all phases of a project. It has particular strengths in development, transport and energy work, with the planning team counting Royal Mail, National Grid, Department for Transport, Highways England and Crest Nicholson among its client list. Howard's experience includes advising Crest Nicholson on schemes in the South East delivering upwards of 3,000 new homes.

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West Midlands: Real estate


Within: Leading individuals

Trevor Ivory - DLA Piper UK LLP

Within: Planning

DLA Piper UK LLP handles heavyweight work including the planning aspects of major residential developments and national infrastructure projects. Trevor Ivory has ‘extensive planning experience and very good judgement’ – he and senior associate Amy Truman successfully represented West Midlands Pension Fund in an appeal against the refusal of permission for a thousand-home urban extension near Redcar. In addition, Ivory was instructed by Hopkins Homes in 2017 Supreme Court case Hopkins Homes v Suffolk Coastal District Council concerning the implementation of the National Planning Policy Framework’s “tilted balance” provision in favour of development in the absence of an up-to-date sustainable development plan. Howard Bassford (who relocated from London to the Birmingham office and is ‘enthusiastic and knowledgeable – great to have on your side’) is advising the Department for Transport on drafting its proposed National Policy Statement for further airport capacity in the South East, and also continues to assists National Grid with the planning aspects of constructing a partially-underwater 200km power line to connect with the planned Moorside nuclear power station. HS2 Limited is a cornerstone client.

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