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

Chambers of Bill Braithwaite QC
Exchange Chambers
201 DEANSGATE
MANCHESTER
M3 3NW
England

Work Department

Planning; Commercial

Position

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.

Career

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

Memberships

• 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) 

Education

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

Leisure

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

Lawyer Rankings

Regional Bar > Northern Circuit > Construction, planning and environment

(Leading Juniors) Ranked: Tier 1

Peter DixonExchange ChambersVery composed and articulate at trial.

Members of Exchange Chambers practice across the construction, planning and environment sectors, with several members having operated in industry roles before their time at the Bar. Former chartered surveyors David Fearon and Peter Dixon lead the construction and planning practice groups respectively and have helped cement the set’s reputation for ‘excellent technical knowledge‘ among clients. James Malam recently represented the purchasers in a £6m claim against the developers of a block of 51 flats for breach of contract and failure to install fire safety features.