Mr Richard Sagar > Walker Morris LLP > Leeds, England > Lawyer Profile

Walker Morris LLP
33 Wellington Street

Work Department

Planning & Environment




Richard is responsible for a variety of aspects of town and country planning which includes advising commercial, public authority and private clients with particular emphasis on advocacy at public inquiries. His specialist areas of work include residential, retail, waste and energy projects with extensive experience of appeals, development plan examinations, tribunal and compulsory purchase work. Richard has also dealt with a variety of judicial review and High Court challenges, and is well versed in court procedure and protocol. Richard is a highly regarded and extremely experienced advocate who has acted as lead advocate at numerous appeal Inquiries for complex and large scale developments.

Richard has been consistently rated as one of the UK’s top planning solicitors in Planning Magazine, the leading publication for planning professionals. Richard also has experience of working alongside Counsel, in the role of the instructing solicitor, should the case require.

Richard regularly appears as a solicitor advocate for his impressive roster of clients. One interviewed client notes: “He has a forensic, dogged approach to dealing with issues and the formulation of strategy. We found him to be exceptional.”

Lawyer Rankings

Yorkshire and the Humber > Real estate > Planning

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Richard SagarWalker Morris LLP

Walker Morris LLP provides a broad range of strategic advice to its client base of landowners, property developers, minerals companies and corporates. Key areas of expertise encompass Section 106 and land acquisition issues, environmental and regulatory compliance work, inquiries and contentious proceedings. The team has also increased its involvement in student housing developments and renewable energy projects. Practice head Richard Sagar advises on large-scale planning applications and also handles High Court challenges and environmental matters, while Chris Slater assists with the planning elements of infrastructure and housebuilding projects. Dual-qualified solicitor and barrister Alison Ogley is particularly skilled in contentious environmental issues.