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

The team at Walker Morris LLP is well regarded for its ‘quality of work and proven success rate‘ on a wide spectrum of planning matters, handling major residential and logistics developments as well as a growing volume of infrastructure projects on behalf of clients such as Taylor Wimpey and Caddick. In addition to advising on large-scale planning applications and compulsory purchase orders, the team maintains a strong presence in contentious matters and regularly assists with planning appeals and public inquiries. Practice head and residential development expert Richard Sagar is a key contact for appeals and disputes, while Chris Slater regularly handles section 106 planning applications. Rob Moore is also highly recommended for his advice on land promotion matters. In December 2022, Alison Ogley left the firm.