Robert Bruce > Freeths LLP > London, England > Lawyer Profile

Freeths LLP

Work Department

Planning & Environmental




Robert has over 18 years of experience advising public and private sector clients on planning, highways, compulsory purchase, infrastructure, community infrastructure levy and local government law. He principally advises in the residential, retail, offices, commercial, mixed-use and infrastructure sectors.

Robert has particular expertise advising on large urban and town centre regeneration projects, urban extensions, greenfield development and other large developments in London and around the country.

Robert has a track record of combining a detailed knowledge of planning legislation and case law, with a practical approach. He provides his clients with commercially minded advice and service to deliver top planning results.

Lawyer Rankings

London > Public sector > Local government

The local government team at Freeths LLP provides strategic advice to councils on regulatory matters, property issues, and city centre redevelopments. Practice head Nathan Holden is a key resource for property projects while Stephen Pearson deals primarily with outsourcing arrangements.  Ian Rowson and Clive Pearce focus on development and urban regeneration projects. Planning partner Robert Bruce deals with compulsory purchase and compensation matters, while managing associate Jennifer Roe advises on planning appeals. The firm expanded its practice with the addition of partners Duncan Tringham and Dan Cuthbert in 2020 from  Foot Anstey and Burges Salmon LLP, respectively.

London > Real estate > Planning

Freeths LLP offers clients a one-stop service for planning, working closely with its real estate practice to handle DCOs for NSIPs, large-scale developments, CIL and contentious planning matters. Practice head Robert Bruce provides ‘first-class planning advice’ and is noted for his specialist expertise in highways and public rights of way.