Mr Chris Slater > Walker Morris LLP > Leeds, England > Lawyer Profile

Walker Morris LLP
33 Wellington Street

Work Department

Planning & Environment




Chris, a Partner in the Planning & Environment Group, has over 13 years post qualification experience. He deals with a range of planning and environment work including the preparation of planning cases proceeding by way of Public Inquiry or written representations appeal. He has advocacy experience at public inquiries on planning appeals related to development, applications for certificates for lawful existing use / development and mineral extraction. He has considerable experience in drafting and negotiating planning obligations and Section 278 Agreements and continues to be involved in preparing agreements for some of the largest and most complex developments including city centre as well as edge of centre developments. He also has experience in applications for judicial review and acting for developers in challenges to Development Plan policies. He also has knowledge in High Court, Court of Appeal and Supreme Court procedure. Chris has extensive CPO experience.

Chris has also advised several clients in connection with appearances in the Upper Tribunal (Lands) to determine the value of lands taken including both for local authorities and dispossessed land owners.

Lawyer Rankings

Yorkshire and the Humber > Real estate > Planning

Praised for its ‘strength in depth and a first-class advocacy service’, Walker Morris LLP’s workload includes residential and mixed-use developments, energy and infrastructure projects, particularly in the waste and renewables sectors, as well as compulsory purchase mandates. Practice leader and advocate Richard Sagar, who is commended as ‘a first-rate legal mind’, advises on planning applications, compulsory purchase matters and disputes in the High Court, while ‘highly knowledgeable‘ solicitor and barrister Alison Ogley has experience in high profile planning appeal cases. Chris Slater is another key member of the team and is noted for his work on section 106 planning obligations.