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Shakespeare Martineau LLP

NO 1 COLMORE SQUARE, BIRMINGHAM, B4 6AA, ENGLAND
Tel:
Work 0121 214 0000
Fax:
Fax 0121 237 3011
Email:
Web:
www.shma.co.uk

Leenamari Aantaa-Collier

Tel:
Work 0121 260 0229
Email:
Shakespeare Martineau LLP

Work Department

Planning

Position

Legal Director

Career

Leenamari specialises in planning and environmental law. She represents both private and public sector clients on issues arising from applications, obligations and appeals (including JR and s.288 challenges) along with enforcement related matters.

Her public sector background has given her an in-depth understanding of how to navigate the planning system generally. Leenamari has particular expertise and experience in ensuring appropriate and effective consultation is conducted through both the plan-making and development management processes, especially with regard to impacts upon the NHS and public health generally.

Leenamari’s extensive Local Government experience resulted in appearing before the House of Lords Select Committee on the review of the Licensing Act to provide practical evidence on the interaction between the licensing regime and the planning code.


West Midlands: Real estate

Planning

Within: Planning

Shakespeare Martineau LLP, which represents a strong roster of local authorities and public sector clients, ‘devotes real attention to its clients and cases’. Simon Stanion (‘he has excellent tactical judgement and a great client manner’) acted alongside legal director Leenamari Aantaa-Collier for several NHS trusts on securing contributions from developers through the planning process. Legal director Ian Graves acts for a number of individual planning objectors, including successfully representing a private individual who saught a re-consultation following amendments to an application. Louise Portman (also a legal director) is rated for her ‘impressive knowledge of enforcement and knowledge of the best actions to resist notices’.

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