Andrew Batterton > DLA Piper > Leeds, England > Lawyer Profile
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Andrew is a Partner who practices in the area of planning law, with particular focus on the promotion of major projects in the energy, infrastructure, regulated and commercial markets utilising DCO, TWAO, Town and Country and Electricity Act planning and compulsory acquisition powers.
His clients operate and promote development across a range of sectors typically exercising land assembly powers including road, rail and air transport, energy generation and transmission, logistics, industrial, retail, student accommodation and sports & recreation.
He deals with all stages of the consenting process from inception, strategic guidance, pre-application, application, appeal/examination, legal challenge and implementation.
National Infrastructure Planning Association (NIPA), Compulsory Purchase Association (CPA)
Chemistry & Law Joint Bsc (First Class Hons), Bristol. Legal Practice Course (Distinction), Manchester Metropolitan University.
Lawyer Rankings(Leading individuals)
DLA Piper UK LLP‘s planning team sits within the firm’s international real estate practice and handles both regional and national matters. The Yorkshire team focuses on major infrastructure projects, regeneration projects, energy matters and funding issues. Group head Andrew Batterton leads the development and infrastructure planning teams across Leeds, Sheffield, Manchester and Liverpool, and senior associate Claire Stoneman assists with development planning, compulsory purchase work and energy and infrastructure issues.
DLA Piper UK LLP leverages the firm’s global capacity to handle local, national and international energy projects across the wind, solar, energy-from-waste, oil and gas, energy storage and smart metering sectors, including developments, investments, acquisitions, disposals and financing work. The team also has notable experience in corporate power purchase agreements. Renewable energy expert Natasha Luther-Jones is global co-chair of the firm’s energy and natural resources group and Teresa Hitchcock focuses on regulatory issues and climate change work. Andrew Batterton handles property and planning-related issues, legal director Laura Gordon is a key name for project finance matters. Ben Peecock was made up in the firm’s 2019 partnership round.
The transport team at DLA Piper UK LLP is highlighted for its expertise in a broad range of public transport matters, including rail and bus service issues and road, highway and bridge projects; it is also developing a growing expertise in the aviation sector. Robert Smith, who is regularly instructed by public and private sector clients on a range of transport matters, and Petra Billing, who focuses on planning and property litigation, jointly lead the team from the Leeds and Sheffield offices respectively. The Leeds-based team also includes Allison Page, who has expertise in a range of public sector projects, head of infrastructure planning Andrew Batterton and legal director Carla Hancock, who has particular experience in rail and highway projects.
Key areas of expertise for DLA Piper UK LLP include major projects and procurement work, real estate issues, financing matters, employment law, litigation and commercial advice, which it handles across sectors including transport, regeneration, housing and waste. Practice leader Robert Smith leads the projects team and is an expert in transport and regeneration projects, Allison Page focuses on PFI and PPP transactions, Roger Gough advises on commercial arrangements, Paul Stone handles contentious work, and Andrew Batterton was recently promoted to location head of the development and infrastructure planning team.
DLA Piper UK LLP‘s cross-departmental team handles the full spectrum of infrastructure work, including projects, finance, litigation, regulatory matters, competition issues, tax, planning and construction. The practice, which operates on a local, national and international level, counts local authorities, infrastructure funders and major corporates as clients. Ian Doig focuses on construction work, while Robert Smith handles transport-related work. Leeds managing partner Allison Page is an expert in highways and street lighting projects, Natasha Luther-Jones leads the energy group, and Andrew Batterton heads up the development and infrastructure planning teams.
DLA Piper UK LLP‘s planning department is a ‘close knit team which is always responsive‘. It handles the full range of planning work and is regularly engaged on high-profile infrastructure and energy projects, acting for public and private sector clients. Recently promoted legal director Sophie Stewart specialises in development planning and compulsory purchase and is increasingly involved in the planning aspects of major regeneration and infrastructure projects. Leeds-based Andrew Batterton heads the Leeds, Sheffield, Manchester and Liverpool-based planning teams.
- Energy - Yorkshire and the Humber > Projects, energy and natural resources (including PFI)
- Infrastructure - Yorkshire and the Humber > Projects, energy and natural resources (including PFI)
- Leading individuals - Yorkshire and the Humber > Real estate > Planning
- Planning - Yorkshire and the Humber > Real estate
- Transport - Yorkshire and the Humber
- Local government - Yorkshire and the Humber > Public sector
Top Tier Firm Rankings
- Finance > Banking and finance
- Dispute resolution > Banking litigation
- Dispute resolution > Commercial litigation: Leeds and West Yorkshire; North Yorkshire
- Dispute resolution > Commercial litigation: Sheffield, South Yorkshire
- Real estate > Commercial property: Leeds and West Yorkshire; North Yorkshire
- Real estate > Commercial property: Sheffield, South Yorkshire
- Real estate > Construction
- Corporate and commercial > Corporate and commercial: Leeds, West Yorkshire, North Yorkshire
- Corporate and commercial > Corporate and commercial: Sheffield, South Yorkshire
- Human resources > Employment: Leeds and West Yorkshire; North Yorkshire
- Human resources > Employment: Sheffield and South Yorkshire
- Projects, energy and natural resources (including PFI) > Energy
- Real estate > Environment
- Human resources > Health and safety
- Projects, energy and natural resources (including PFI) > Infrastructure
- Finance > Insolvency and corporate recovery
- TMT (technology, media and telecoms) > Intellectual property
- TMT (technology, media and telecoms) > IT and telecoms
- Real estate > Planning
- Insurance > Professional negligence: claimant
- Real estate > Property litigation