Planning applications frequently require a patient approach to navigating the often complex planning process. We work with district and borough councils on the application procedure, from development plans and drafting agreements to challenging objections raised in court.

A sustained approach

Our planning experience covers enforcement and policy advice, Land Registry searches, guidance on highways and support during the judicial review process. Our lawyers guide clients through the intricate planning procedure, delivering time and cost savings.


Our planning lawyers and caseworkers help with all aspects of planning legislation for projects of any size or scale. We are equally comfortable managing applications for multi-million pound developments or smaller projects. We also handle applications for listed buildings and liaise with planning departments and authorities throughout the application.

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Jacqueline Millward

Jacqueline Millward

Highways and Environment - Legal Services Manager

Jacqueline is our Highways and Environmental Legal Services Manager ​and provides advice and support to public bodies in all aspects of highways, rights of way, waste, planning, enforcement actions and prosecutions. She is Law Society accredited Local Government lawyer with almost 30 years of experience. Jacqueline deals ...

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