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Alex is a litigator specialising in contentious planning and environmental law. He has a wealth of experience in dealing with statutory nuisance cases and environmental offences involving controlled waste, pollution and the environmental permitting regime. Alex’s planning practice covers statutory appeals against enforcement notices and refusal of planning permission, advising on the EIA regulations and offences relating to listed buildings and conservation areas (including tree preservation orders). He also advises on statutory challenges to appeal decisions in the High Court and judicial review.


Made partner at present firm 2011.

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South West > Real estate > Environment

Thrings LLP‘s planning and environment practice sports a particular focus on energy, waste and the agricultural sector. The practice, which is located in Bristol and headed by Alex Madden, is also increasingly active in environmental matters relating to property transactions and development schemes. Rosalyn Trotman is specialised in urban planning, while Rob James advises on matters such as environmental litigation in the agricultural sectors.

South West > Real estate > Planning

The planning team at Thrings LLP covers both rural and urban planning, with particular specialisation in the agriculture and development sectors, as well as waste, quarries and renewables. Alongside its non-contentious work, the Bristol and Romsey-based practice also represents clients in planning disputes and planning enforcement matters. Alex Madden heads the team and is well versed in drafting infrastructure agreements and applications, planning appeals, and advising on village green applications, amongst others. Senior associates Fred Quartermain and Matt Gilks are regularly involved in a variety of planning matters, including compulsory purchase orders and regeneration.