Marnix Elsenaar > Addleshaw Goddard > London, England > Lawyer Profile

Addleshaw Goddard

Work Department



Heads Addleshaw Goddard’s planning team and leads the housing group. Advises developers, funders and public sector clients on planning, compulsory purchase and compensation law. Particular specialisms are the retail, housing and rail sectors. Work includes reviewing and de-risking planning application documents, particularly environmental statements, negotiating section 106 agreements and managing public inquiries whether in the context of an appeal, call-in or compulsory purchase order. Marnix has led teams in relation to major city centre mixed use schemes, tall building and retail inquiries and is currently leading teams advising on major housing developments, including a number of high profile PRS developments, objections to development consent and Transport and Works Act orders and major retail schemes.


Partner DLA Piper; associate Ashurst; associate Herbert Smith; joined Addleshaw Goddard as a partner in 2010.


English, Dutch, German, French.


Compulsory Purchase Association; Home Builders Federation.


Castle School, Thornbury, Bristol; University of Exeter (LLB); UCL (LLM public law).

Lawyer Rankings

Yorkshire and the Humber > Real estate > Planning

Managing associate Daniel Marston heads up Addleshaw Goddard’s Leeds-based team and from the firm’s London office, Marnix Elsenaar oversees the planning and infrastructure consenting practice. Marston assists regional developers, including Strawson, Horncastle, Hub, Muse and Sewell, and focuses on the planning aspects of energy, residential and mixed-use developments. The team also counts regeneration projects in its workload.

London > Real estate > Planning

(Leading individuals)

Marnix Elsenaar  – Addleshaw Goddard

Working as a national team across the UK, Addleshaw Goddard‘s planning practice is instructed on both infrastructure and development mandates.  On the infrastructure side, the team has experienced growth in its promoter practice and is noted for its expertise in handling promotions for transport sector clients. Housing and regeneration schemes continue to be a focus for the firm, with practice head Marnix Elsenaar acting on a number of mixed-use projects for major developers, including British Land. Gary Sector handles both contentious and advisory work, with a particular focus on energy infrastructure. Managing associate Sarah Hodge provides strong support, specialising in planning and infrastructure consenting work.