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Womble Bond Dickinson (UK) LLP

3 TEMPLE QUAY, TEMPLE BACK EAST, BRISTOL, BS1 6DZ, ENGLAND
Tel:
Work 0345 415 0000
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Fax 0345 415 6900
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200561 BRISTOL TEMPLE MEADS
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www.womblebonddickinson.com

Jonathan Bower

Tel:
Work 0117 989 6863
Email:
Web:
www.womblebonddickinson.com
Womble Bond Dickinson (UK) LLP

Work Department

Real estate: planning and infrastructure.

Position

Jonathan is a partner in the planning and Infrastructure team. His expertise includes major infrastructure, compulsory purchase orders (CPOs), highways, town and country planning and compensation. Jonathan acts for several local authorities and commercial clients both promoting and opposing schemes including a retail and highway schemes for local authorities and a gas storage scheme requiring CPO powers. He has promoted a CCGT power station and offshore wind farms requiring Development Consent Orders and has acted for statutory undertakers making representations in connection with other schemes.  He appeared as a Parliamentary Agent for a number of petitioners in the House of Commons on HS2 and is representing some petitioners in the House of Lords.  Jonathan acts on a number of Lands Tribunal compensation claims for both claimants and acquiring authorities. He also lectures regularly on CPOs & development and has written articles on both policy and legal issues.  He is a council member of the National Infrastructure Planning Association.   - See more at: http://www.legal500.com/firms/910-bond-dickinson-llp/offices/7971-bristol-england/lawyers/113284#sthash.C8C3gB6E.dpuf

Career

Qualified 2001; solicitor, Bond Pearce 2001; associate, Bond Pearce 2006; senior associate, Bond Pearce 2008; partner, Bond Pearce 2009; partner Bond Dickinson on merger 2013 ; partner, Womble Bond Dickinson (UK) LLP on combination 2017.

Member

Law Society, Compulsory Purchase Association, National Infrastructure Planning Association.


London: Public sector

Local government

Within: Local government

At Womble Bond Dickinson (UK) LLP five lawyers are the regional or London team heads: Martin Stacey (London), Iain Greenshields (London/Newcastle),   Jonathan Bower (Bristol/London), Will Fraser (London) and Mark Owen  (Leeds/London). The team advises on major regeneration and redevelopment schemes involving house building, commercial, leisure and education schemes. It also advises on State Aid-compliant funding and procurement matters, and is noted for its specialism in district heating schemes.

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South West: Public sector

Local government

Within: Local government

Womble Bond Dickinson (UK) LLP's local government team has a particularly strong capability in complex and innovative regeneration schemes and development projects. It also has a standout offering in the heat networks and leisure sectors. In addition, the firm has a national reputation in contentious and non-contentious procurement mandates. Elsewhere, the firm is becoming increasingly well-known for its expertise in the state aid space. Infrastructure planning expert Jonathan Bower has a wealth of experience acting for clients on town centre and highways schemes.

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South West: Real estate

Planning

Within: Planning

Womble Bond Dickinson (UK) LLP's¬†'unique' planning and infrastructure team focuses on undertaking work for clients active in the energy, transport, waste, and housing industries. Work for public sector entities is another pillar of the practice, with the firm acting for local authorities and public sector organisations. In addition to handling a wide ambit of non-contentious planning matters, the group demonstrates strong capabilities in judicial reviews, planning litigation and planning inquiries. The ‚Äėvery knowledgeable‚Äô department head¬†Jonathan Bower¬†focuses on regeneration projects. Richard Guyatt, who is ‚Äėa brilliant and imaginative thinker‚Äô, has recently advised clients on development consent orders for large infrastructure schemes.

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