Beth Gascoyne > Cripps > Tunbridge Wells, England > Lawyer Profile


Work Department

Real Estate


Beth is a partner in the planning team, specialising in all aspects of planning and environmental law.

Beth advises on strategic and complex planning matters including the preparation of s106 agreements to support large scale housing and mixed use developments and regeneration schemes, planning appeals, local plan examinations and judicial review.


Qualified (2006) Associate (2011) Cripps; Lawyer, Law Commisison (2014 – 2016); Associate (2016) Managing Associate (2017) Cripps


Leeds University 1999 – 2003 (2:1 LLB Law); York College of Law LPC


Mountaineering; skiing; cycling; running

Lawyer Rankings

South East > Real estate > Environment and planning

(Leading individuals)

Beth GascoyneCripps

Known for its vast expertise in the house-building sector, Cripps’ team has recently expanded its remit to cover environmental matters, including water neutrality and biodiversity net gain. Operating out of the Tunbridge Wells office, Beth Gascoyne leads the group, bringing in-depth knowledge of handling section 106 agreements to support large scale development projects to the group. Nicole Cameron has over 10 years’ experience as a planning lawyer in local government and private practice. Jason Towell retired from the practice in October 2022.

South East > Public sector > Public sector

Cripps is sought out by a broad range of clients from the public sector, including central government bodies, local authorities and universities. The team is especially well versed in asset management, property dispute resolution, development and regeneration work. James Lee heads up the construction practice and specialises in non-contentious transactional work for a range of high-profile clients, while Miles Paffard leads the property dispute resolution team, and stands out for handling complex high-value landlord and tenant matters. Head of the planning team Beth Gascoyne is well equipped to work on an array of complex planning matters, such as Section 106 agreements for regeneration and development projects. In early 2024, the firm acquired Horsham-based firm PDT Solicitors, which added the expertise of James Clewlow, Holly Goacher and Oliver Parsons.