Carl Dyer > Irwin Mitchell > Crawley, England > Lawyer Profile

Irwin Mitchell
RH10 1JA

Work Department

Property and planning.


Partner: Carl is the head of the planning team. Acts for developers, retailers, and landowners, including Audley Court, Bridehall, Castleoak, News International, Peel, Santon, Welbeck, and many more. He has special expertise in the retail and care sectors. He covers all aspects of planning law work, including strategic advice, applications, environmental statements, appeals, enforcement issues, compulsory purchase orders, High Court work, and development plan advice. Presently advising: Santon on the redevelopment of north east Lewes.


Trained at Havant Council 1982-84; qualified 1985; assistant solicitor Brighton Borough Council Jan 1985-July 2006; solicitor FitzHugh Gates 1986-89; solicitor Norton Rose 1989-92; solicitor Berwin Leighton 1992-97; partner McGuinness Finch 1997-2001; partner Osborne Clarke 2001-09; partner Thomas Eggar May 2009 to present.


Law Society.


Sir Frederic Osborn School, Welwyn Garden City, Hertfordshire; University of Kent at Canterbury (winner: Anthoney London law Prize); College of Law, Guildford (1980 BA (Hons) Law 2(1)).


Family life, dog walking, swimming, archery, theatre.

Lawyer Rankings

South East > Real estate > Planning

(Leading individuals)

Carl DyerIrwin Mitchell

The planning practice at Irwin Mitchell is particularly highly reputed in mixed-use regeneration schemes involving former brownfield land, where it expertly bridges the gap between planning and development. The group, which is led by Carl Dyer, has recently had an increase in work from clients in the retirement living sector. James Pavey has expertise in contentious planning matters. Another key figure is Nicola Gooch, who is knowledgeable about the Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) and town and village green issues.

London > Real estate > Planning

Mixed-use regeneration schemes are a strong point for the team at Irwin Mitchell, with advice spanning all aspects of the planning process including section 106 negotiations, viability reports, affordable housing requirements, and brownfield land regulations. Practice head Carl Dyer has particular expertise with mixed-use and residential-led schemes, developments in the education sector, and retirement living projects. The team advises on high-end residential developments in central London and provides planning-specific expertise on financing agreements and portfolio acquisitions. James Pavey focuses on contentious planning work including planning appeals and statutory inquiries in the High Court.