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Charles Russell Speechlys LLP

Work Department

Charities and not-for-profit, real estate and construction; real estate.


Claire specialises in planning, highways and compulsory purchase law. She acts for developers on mixed use urban regeneration projects within and outside London and for landowners and developers on strategic land and housing sites. She also advises authorities, developers and occupiers on the promotion of, or objection to, compulsory purchase orders and other public law powers.
Claire writes frequently for Estates Gazette, Planning Magazine and Property Week. She is a member of the City of London Law Society Planning and Environment Sub-Committee.
Experience: advising the Church Commissioners for England on major residential-led urban extensions in Hereford, Ely and Arun; acting for major developers on mixed use schemes in the City of London, Westminster, Camden, Islington and Lambeth; assisting ITV plc obtain planning permission for a new headquarters and residential development on the South Bank, London; advising Helical plc on the development of their portfolio of high end retirement villages.

Lawyer Rankings

London > Real estate > Planning

Charles Russell Speechlys LLP handles both contentious and non-contentious planning mandates and has extensive experience advising on major regeneration projects and strategic land schemes; practice head Claire Fallows maintains a strong relationship with The Church Commissioners for England, advising on its strategic land portfolio. Senior associate Rachael Davidson joined the firm in 2021 from Watson Farley & Williams LLP, bolstering the group’s environmental and renewables sector expertise. Helen Hutton departed in January 2022 to join Michelmores LLP.