John is a partner in our real estate team.

John advises on the full extent of the consenting process including the review of planning applications, EIA, lawfulness of planning conditions, drafting and negotiation of complex s.106 planning agreements, permitted development rights, CIL and impacts on listed buildings. He also advises in respect of planning appeals (through to hearing and inquiries) and in relation to Judicial Review. He also has expertise advising clients under threat of planning enforcement action.

John also has significant experience advising on the promotion of major infrastructure development (DCOs) and compulsory purchase orders, including protecting clients' assets from their impacts and securing compulsory purchase compensation.

For the last three years running, he has been cited as a 'next generation partner' by Legal 500.