David is one of the leading Planning Law solicitors in the region. He is the only Planning Law solicitor in Essex to be recognised by Chambers & Partners as a leading lawyer in the field. He is also recognised by the Legal 500 for his expertise and is a Legal Associate of the Royal Town Planning Institute.
David is a consultant at Holmes & Hills, within the firm's growing Planning & Development Team. The team is ranked as one of the leading teams of Planning Law solicitors in the country by Planning Magazine - the forefront industry magazine for planning professionals in the UK.
David acts for developers, landowners and local authorities across Essex and Suffolk, advising and representing his clients in respect of all areas of Planning Law. In particular he is a proficient, experienced advocate at planning appeals and hearings in the Magistrates, Crown, County and High courts. His extensive experience, regional knowledge and competitive fee structure make instructing him to undertake a planning inquiry or provide a legal opinion a cost effective alternative to Counsel.
Alongside his colleagues in the Planning & Development Team, David delivers the region's largest series of annual Planning Law Updates. In 2016 over 400 planning consultants, planning officers, land and property consultants, surveyors and architects booked to attend and hear the team speak at one of the six events held across Essex and Suffolk.
David is based at Holmes & Hills Solicitors in Braintree.