Linda is an associate solicitor within the real estate team.

She advises on all aspects of planning, highways and compulsory purchase including planning applications, appeals, negotiating s106 agreements, challenges and enforcement.

Linda qualified in 2015 and worked as a planning solicitor at London Borough of Southwark before joining Russell-Cooke in January 2017.

  • Acted for claimant in successful judicial review leading to quashing of planning permission for rooftop development and award of costs made in favour of claimant
  • Acted for objector to planning application which led to refusal of permission for household extension to building of townscape merit
  • Successful enforcement appeal against London borough of Richmond leading to retention of studio apartment and confirmation of immunity from enforcement action. Full award of costs granted to appellant
  • Complex section 106 agreement on behalf of off-shore client containing circa £150,000 of contributions
  • CIL dispute against Camden council resolved by applying correct CIL calculation pursuant to regulation 40 community infrastructure levy regulations 2010, leading to CIL liability reduction by over £40,000 on behalf of client
  • Section 106 Agreement for a development proposal in Canada Water securing planning contributions in excess of £25,000, affordable housing and viability review obligations
  • Worked with a real estate investment management company to draft bespoke planning obligations for a new shopping centre proposal in Borough Market, particularly focusing on letting the retail units to independent retailers and small to medium enterprises on affordable business terms
  • Drafted and negotiated highways agreements under s278 and 38 Highways Act 1980 for major regeneration schemes by a developer in South London
  • Advice in planning enforcement appeal in relation to non–compliance with approved plans for development
  • Successfully rebutted potential Judicial Review claim for development proposal to convert metal works store to housing
  • Read law at the University of Manchester
  • Completed the legal practice course at the College of Law
  • Before qualifying, Linda spent a number of years working for public sector organisations