Claire Dutch > Ashurst > London, England > Lawyer Profile

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Work Department

Real Estate


Partner, Co-Head of Planning and Environment


Claire has been described in the legal directories as a “leader in the field of planning”.

She specialises in all aspects of contentious and non-contentious planning law. She helps clients on strategy and policy at the inception of a development scheme, planning applications, environmental impact assessment, planning agreements, the community infrastructure levy and appeals and judicial review.

Claire has advised the public and private sector on some of the country’s most notable and iconic development and infrastructure projects. She has been described in Chambers as “an excellent legal mind and a brilliant team player”.

Claire is a Leading Individual in Chambers UK (band 1) and Legal 500. She has featured in The Lawyer’s “Hot 100” and numerous polls of influential people in the planning industry.

She is the Vice Chair of the British Property Federation’s planning committee and a member of the Oxford Joint Planning Law Conference Committee.

Lawyer Rankings

London > Real estate > Planning

(Leading individuals)

Claire DutchAshurst

Ashurst‘s broad planning practice spans the public and private sector and all forms of development, including major infrastructure projects. Its strength in housing development is reflected by its diverse client base of property developers, local authorities, investors and landowners; most notably, the team has received new instructions from The Crown Estate. Trevor Goode is well known for advising on major regeneration projects and is heavily involved in public sector work for the GLA. He co-heads the practice with Claire Dutch, who has extensive experience of all aspects of planning law and maintains a number of key client relationships. The team also includes other practitioners with experience of planning and infrastructure agreements, public inquiries and associated litigation; these are areas in which senior associates Charlie Reid and Ben Groves are recommended.