June 18, 2021

Planning Law solicitors ranked among top in the country for 2021

Holmes & Hills Solicitors’ Planning and Development Team have been recognised as one of the leading teams of Planning Law solicitors in the country by Planning Magazine – a leading publication for planning professionals.

The team have been recognised in previous years for their expertise by the magazine, however, this years ranking placing the team 21st is the highest ranking the team have achieved to date and is a reflection of the diversity and complexity of work taken on by the team over the previous 12 months.

Commenting on this latest recognition, Head of the Planning and Development Team, Steven Hopkins said: “It is a great achievement for the team to be recognised by Planning Magazine for the expertise and knowledge we provide to our clients. This reaffirms our position as one of the leading firms in the country for the planning law advice we provide. I would also like to thank the team for their continued hard work in helping us achieve this national recognition and our clients and professional referrers for their continued instructions on high quality work.”

As well as being recognised by Planning Magazine for their expertise, the Planning and Development Team are also ranked by both Chambers and Partners and Legal 500 – two independent directories of the UK’s top law firms. A number of the team are also individually recognised by the directories for their particular expertise and specialisms, including Steven Hopkins, Michael Harman, Jo Lilliott, Tom McPhie and David Whipps.

Holmes and Hills Solicitors represents and advises a broad range of clients in relation to planning law matters, including a number of local authorities, regional and local developers, landowners, homeowners and community action groups.

One of the region’s largest teams of Planning Law solicitors

Comprising seven specialist Planning Law solicitors accompanied by additional trainee solicitors on rotation of seats, the team is one of the largest departments of planning experts in East Anglia.

With strategic and contentious Planning Law experts in the form of Partners Steven Hopkins and Michael Harman, Consultant David Whipps, Section 106 specialists Jo Lilliott, Tom McPhie and Sarah Hare (nee Cook), as well as the team’s newest member, solicitor Ellie Shemming, Holmes & Hills provides clients with strategic advice and representation across the full spectrum of contentious and non-contentious Planning Law matters.

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