John Webster has joined law firm Russell-Cooke as a partner in its planning department. Webster is based at Russell-Cooke's head office in Putney.

He joins from law firm Osborne Clarke where he was an associate director in the national planning team.

His move was included in Legal Week's monthly summary of key hires, acquisitions and promotions.

John will advise on planning applications and appeals, environmental impact assessments, the promotion of major infrastructure development, the lawfulness of planning conditions, negotiating section 106 planning agreements, permitted development rights, the community infrastructure levy and impacts on listed buildings.

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