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The Wilkes Partnership
B3 2RT

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Partner & Head of Planning


Leenamari Aantaa-Collier is a Partner and Head of the Planning Law team at The Wilkes Partnership.

Leenamari advises clients in both the public and private sectors on all aspects of contentious and non-contentious planning law. This includes advising on the legal issues relating to applications, planning obligations, appeals, enforcement matters, injunctions, judicial reviews and Section 288 appeals.

Leenamari has a wealth of specialist knowledge and understanding of these areas that is founded upon her experience in Local Government and thereafter in the private sector. Leenamari spent many years as a LPA Principal Solicitor during which time she was concerned with extensive development management matters, including major development proposals and appeals along with the associated legal implications.

Her responsibilities also included supervision of the legal issues concerned with Plan making. In addition, Leenamari gained considerable practical experience in enforcement matters, including injunctions and the application of POCA. On moving from Local Government to the private sector Leenamari has been able to offer her unique insight and judgment to assist her clients (including many LPAs and other public bodies / NGOs).


English, Finnish

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West Midlands > Real estate > Planning

With recognised expertise in NHS developments, spearheaded by practice head Leenamari Aantaa-Collier, The Wilkes Partnership routinely advises clients including individuals, SME developers and NHS Trusts on licencing arrangements and planning regimes in this area. The firm was recently joined by Helena Rae from a local authority, where she specialised in planning law including s.106 agreements, planning enforcements and certificates of lawfulness.