Land and property is a valuable asset, through careful consideration and negotiation of the Planning Law system there is often the potential to increase its value, maximize and expand its use or preserve an existing use or development that may be under threat.
Holmes & Hills Solicitors has one of the leading teams of Planning Law solicitors in the country and offer specialist Planning Law advice to:
Holmes & Hills Solicitors has one of the largest and most experienced teams of specialist Planning Law solicitors in the South East and East Anglia.
We are proud to be listed as having one of the top teams of expert Planning Law solicitors in the country by Planning Magazine, an industry leading magazine for planning professionals. Holmes & Hills is also recognised as a leading source of Planning Law advice by both the Legal 500 and Chambers & Partners - two independent directories of the UK’s leading law firms.
Steven Hopkins, Partner and Head of the Team, is personally recommended by the Legal 500 UK in recognition of his experience, as are Joanna Lilliott and David Whipps. Michael Harman, Partner in the Planning & Development Team, has for several years along with David Whipps, contributed to Sweet & Maxwell's 'Planning Law Practice and Precedents' publication, a leading aid for those involved in Planning Law.
Our team of specialist Planning Law solicitors advise and represent national and regional developers in maximising the value of land assets and in S106 negotiations with local planning authorities; local authorities in complex negotiations with developers; large companies in assisting with their commercial property strategies; individuals in supporting their plans for their home and community action groups in contesting local projects.
As leading specialists in their field, Holmes & Hills’ Planning & Development Team organise the largest annual series of Planning Law Seminars in the region. These events take place across Essex and Suffolk and are attended by over 400 developers, planning consultants, architects, surveyors and local authority planning officers every year.
These events provide an important update on changes in planning legislation and practice, as well as case law updates and their impact on those in the planning and development industry.
See our Events page for details of upcoming events being organised by Holmes & Hills.
As well as advising developers, land owners, individuals and third parties in the private sector, Holmes & Hills regularly advise and represent 11 local planning authorities across Essex and Suffolk on Planning Law issues.
For local authorities: