Mr Peter Dixon > Chambers of Bill Braithwaite QC > Manchester, England > Lawyer Profile

Chambers of Bill Braithwaite QC
Exchange Chambers
M3 3NW

Work Department

Planning; Commercial


Practice encompasses town and country planning, infrastructure, highways, compulsory purchase, land and property, on behalf of private, corporate and public sector clients, including by direct access and across a wide variety of sectors including large-scale housing and urban expansion proposals, universities, manufacturing, research and distribution, leisure and hotels, tall buildings, theme parks and visitor attractions, ‘one off’ developments and programmes of development (including budget hotels, branded restaurants and corporate rebranding exercises), airports and airport-related development, railways, energy generation and transmission, sports stadia and listed buildings and enabling development. Types of work include development management, environmental assessment, the preparation of neighbourhood and local plans, development orders, enforcement, public rights of way proceedings, wayleave proceedings, controls affecting listed buildings and other heritage assets, advertisement control, alternative consents regimes (e.g. for nationally significant infrastructure and under the Transport and Works Act and Electricity Act), Assets of Community Value, compensation, land registration, landlord and tenant, restrictive covenants, easements and boundary disputes.


Chartered Surveyor and Planning Consultant for over 25 years before being called to the Bar in 2013.


• Fellow of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors
•Chartered Environmentalist
•Northern Circuit
•Northern Circuit Commercial Bar Association
•Planning and Environment Bar Association (PEBA)
•Administrative Law Bar Association (ALBA)
•United Kingdom Environmental Law Association (UKELA) 


•Royal Grammar School, Newcastle upon Tyne
•Peterhouse, Cambridge (MA)
•Leeds Beckett University (LLM)
•Manchester Metropolitan University (BPTC)


Peter builds dry stone walls; rears pigs; bakes bread; and enjoys music, theatre and cricket (when time permits).

Lawyer Rankings

Regional Bar > Northern Circuit > Planning and environment

(Leading Juniors) Ranked: Tier 1

Peter DixonExchange ChambersVery knowledgeable, user friendly, and calm and quick to respond.