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Exchange Chambers

Chambers of Bill Braithwaite QC

Work 0845 300 7747
Fax 0161 833 2789
Leeds, Liverpool, Manchester

Peter Dixon

Work 0161 833 2722
Exchange Chambers (Chambers of Bill Braithwaite QC)

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).

Regional Bar : Northern Circuit

Construction, planning and environment

Within: Construction, planning and environment – Leading juniors

Peter Dixon - Exchange ChambersHe knows planning law like the back of his hand.

Within: Construction, planning and environment

Exchange Chambers houses three specialist teams for construction, planning and environmental law matters. Peter Dixon leads the planning group, which is well known for handling disputes relating to consent applications. Former solicitor and chartered surveyor David Fearon heads up the construction team, which has experience across a broad range of construction disputes. Head of the environment team John Wyn Williams has established expertise in cases involving air and water pollution, statutory nuisance, and waste disposal matters.

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