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Knights PLC

34 POCKLINGTONS WALK, LEICESTER, LE1 6BU, ENGLAND
Tel:
Work 0116 262 4225
Fax:
Fax 0116 251 2009
DX:
10837 LEICESTER-1
Email:
Web:
www.spearingwaite.com

Pritpal Singh Swarn

Tel:
Work 0116 262 4225
Email:
Web:
www.knightsplc.com
Knights plc

Work Department

Planning & Environmental

Position

Partner & Head of Planning & Environmental

Heading up the Planning & Environment department dealing with contentious and non-contentious planning matters, highways and related environmental law and local government law issues, including:

Strategic planning advice and support for allocation
Planning section 106 agreements and CIL matters
Planning enforcement matters
Lawful development certificates
All types of planning appeals and challenges to local plan process
High Court challenges, Judicial review and injunctions
Compulsory purchase orders
All types of Highway infrastructure agreements and licences and traffic management orders
Stopping up orders
Public rights of way matters
Environmental matters, environmental permits (waste, storage, recycling), contaminated land, asbestos, warranties and indemnities
EIA screening opinions

Acting for both public and private sector clients

Career

Partner & Head of Department - Spearing Waite LLP - 2017 to present. Partner Knights plc 2018 following their acquisition of Spearing Waite.

Previously:
Head of Planning & Environmental at Wright Hassall LLP in Leamington
Head of Planning & Environmental at Greenwoods LLP in Peterborough
Head of Planning & Environmental team (legal dept) at Northamptonshire County Council
Trained London Borough of Camden

Languages

Punjabi

Member

United Kingdom Environmental Law Association

Education

Leicester University

Leisure

Family & DIY projects


East Midlands: Real estate

Commercial property: elsewhere in the East Midlands

Within: Commercial property: elsewhere in the East Midlands

Spearing Waite LLP fields a ‘top-flight’ practice that is ‘extremely capable and very diligent’. The team acts for commercial and residential clients on portfolio management and restructuring transactions, real estate finance and plot sales, in addition to having a strong track record advising investor and developer clients. The practice was bolstered by the recruitment of planning and environment specialist Pritpal Singh Swarn from Wright Hassall LLP. Other key figures include senior partner and practice head Tom Bower and Karen Herbert, who are noted for their ‘knowledge and tenacity’; Richard Wyvill, who is ‘an experienced shopping centre expert’; and Satpaul Dard , who is ‘incredibly fast-working whilst maintaining an excellent level of detail and service’. Dard recently led advice for Blue Inc on the acquisition of the business and assets of A. Levy & Son involving 125 prime leasehold properties from the company’s administrators. Erin Vickers and Siobhan Smyth are also recommended.

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