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Eversheds Sutherland (International) LLP

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Richard Lloyd

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Richard Lloyd is a partner in our national planning team specialising in all areas of planning, compulsory purchase and highways law. He has a particular expertise in large and complex redevelopment and regeneration schemes, including those involving compulsory purchase. He also advises on contentious matters such as judicial review and on CPO compensation claims.

His experience spans major residential schemes, town centre and out of centre retail and leisure developments, mixed use schemes and large-scale regeneration projects including:

- acting for the London Development Agency on the CPOs needed to assemble the land for the 2012 Olympics and their regeneration legacy;

- advising ECF on all planning and CPO aspects of the Salford Central scheme;

- acting for Lend Lease on Elephant & Castle;

- advising Land Securities on the redevelopment of the Westgate shopping centre, Oxford;

- acting for Barnet Council on the planning and CPO aspects of the Brent Cross Cricklewood regeneration scheme, and

- advising BNFL on the planning aspects of the decommissioning of the Trawsfynydd nuclear power station.

Richard is a member of the Law Society's Planning Panel, a Legal Associate of the RTPI and a member of the Compulsory Purchase Association. He and his team have been top-ranked in the Chambers and Legal 500 directories for over a decade, where he has been described as "outstanding and extremely professional", with "excellent sense of judgement and exceptional knowledge", and as one of the leading CPO lawyers in the country.


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Richard Lloyd - Eversheds Sutherland (International) LLP

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Eversheds Sutherland (International) LLP’s expertise spans complex planning and environmental matters, and the team is particularly noted for its experience in compulsory purchase and regeneration schemes, residential schemes, energy and retail sector developments are areas of expertise for the team. It was instructed by London & Continental Railways to resist a potential compulsory purchase of part of its Axis site in Birmingham for a highway improvement scheme and also advised the client on the redevelopment of the site. The team also acted for The London Borough of Barnet on compulsory purchase, planning and highways matters relating to the £4bn redevelopment of the Brent Cross shopping centre and the regeneration of Cricklewood in London; advised developer, Bluemantle Group, on the regeneration of the former Loco Works site at Horwich, Bolton; and advised new client Ørsted in connection with the implementation of two development consent orders to facilitate the delivery of the world’s largest offshore wind farm. The ‘highly recommended’ Richard Lloyd is active across planning, compulsory purchase and highways law, with particular expertise in large regeneration schemes involving compulsory purchase; and heads the compulsory purchase group. Michelle Moss regularly handles high-profile compulsory purchase mandates as does principal associate Matthew Collings. Senior associate Fiona Barker is experienced on infrastructure schemes and advises on the land assembly aspects of Development Consent Orders. Elizabeth Shepherd is ‘very experienced’ and is noted for her specialist chemicals expertise, and heads the environment team, which also features principal associate Catherine Henney and legal director Jane Southworth.

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