Tomos Phillips > Geldards LLP > Cardiff, Wales > Lawyer Profile

Geldards LLP
Capital Quarter No.4
Tyndall Street
CF10 4BQ

Work Department

Planning & Environment


Tomos is a member of the Public Law team specialising in planning, environmental, highways and compulsory purchase law. He regularly acts for local authorities, landowners, developers and statutory undertakers on all aspects of planning law and matters concerning development, including drafting and negotiating complex section106 planning obligations and highway adoption agreements. Tomos has significant experience in compulsory purchase and compensation, having successfully acted on numerous schemes for local authorities as well as objectors. He has experience of major planning and compulsory purchase inquiries, judicial review and statutory challenges in the High Court and Court of Appeal.

Tomos is experienced in acting for local planning authorities and developers in negotiating complex section 106 agreements relating to major developments. He also advises on all aspects of development control and regularly advises on matters concerning planning committees and appeals. Tomos is very experienced in compulsory purchase law, particularly in relation to highway schemes. He has successfully acted on all stages of the process on numerous schemes, from the preparation of orders through to obtaining confirmation of the orders and their subsequent implementation. He has also acted on statutory challenges and proceedings in the Upper Tribunal (Lands Chamber).

Lawyer Rankings

Wales > Real estate > Planning and environment

(Rising stars)

Tomos PhillipsGeldards LLP

Drawing upon a ‘good understanding of the law in Wales and a very detailed knowledge of the working of Welsh Government and the administrative sector’, Geldards LLP‘s three-strong standalone team is best-known for its work on behalf of central and local government across a range of contentious and non-contentious planning matters. ‘A highly experienced adviser on planning matters in Wales’, team head Charles Felgate  with local planning authorities regularly turning to him in their toughest cases. Senior associate Tomos Phillips is also a key member of the team and has recently worked alongside Felgate helping several local councils secure CPOs to facilitate regeneration and transport/infrastructure projects.