Simon Stanion > Shakespeare Martineau LLP > Birmingham, England > Lawyer Profile

Shakespeare Martineau LLP
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Simon leads an experienced and energetic national team of planning lawyers and town planners dealing with all aspects of town and country planning.

Simon guides landowners, developers, public authorities, interest groups and individuals through the planning system in order to find a solution to their planning problems.

Simon has an established reputation in High Court and Court of Appeal planning litigation including judicial review of decisions by local planning authorities and the Secretary of State, and has been involved in a number of key planning decisions in the course of his career.

Lawyer Rankings

West Midlands > Real estate > Planning

(Leading individuals)

Simon StanionShakespeare Martineau LLP

Lauded by clients for its ‘national-level quality’ combined with ‘depth at a regional level‘, Shakespeare Martineau LLP handles a broad mix of residential, commercial, and infrastructure planning mandates for a diverse roster of clients. The ‘brilliant’ Simon Stanion is a key presence in the Midlands, working between the firm’s Birmingham, Nottingham, and Leicester offices on high-stakes contentious development matters. Anna Cartledge, who joined the practice from Shoosmiths LLP in April 2021, regularly advises on residential-led regeneration schemes, and is noted for her niche expertise in heritage issues. All named lawyers are based in Birmingham unless stated otherwise.

East Midlands > Real estate > Planning and environment

Shakespeare Martineau LLP ‘promptly and effectively‘ advises landowners, developers and local planning authorities on all planning-related issues, such s.106 and highway agreements, and including planning prosecutions, injunctions, judicial review and statutory challenges. The team, headed by Simon Stanion, further provides planning due diligence support on corporate and real estate transactions. Paul Wakefield expertly‘ steers clients through ‘all the knotty planning issues accompanying sustainable urban extensions projects‘, and his ‘knowledge of complex Section 106 agreements‘ keeps clients ‘going back to him‘. ‘Very proactive‘ associate Kylie Wesson acts on both contentious and non-contentious planning matters.