"We have utilised the services of Michael Wright and David Whipps for many years. We have been very pleased with the very professional advice of and service received from both of them and their supporting colleagues."

Planning Law for Developers & Land Owners

Holmes & Hills has a team of specialist Planning Law solicitors that advise developers and land owners across the South East and East Anglia on a wide range of complex planning law issues. The team works with its clients and their advisory team to achieve their development objectives or to protect their property interests.

We have a variety of clients in the private sector including regional and national house-builders, development companies, private land owners and affordable housing providers. We advise these clients on:

A leading source of Planning Law advice

David Whipps, is recognised as a leading Planning Law solicitor in Essex by Chambers & Partners. The Legal 500 recommends four of the team’s five solicitors as being experts in their field in the region.

Holmes & Hills’ Planning & Development Team is recognised as being one of the leading sources of Planning Law advice and representation in the country by Planning Magazine - a leading industry publication for planning professionals across the UK. The Team is also recognised as a leading source of Planning Law advice in East Anglia and the South East by Chambers & Partners and the Legal 500 respectively. These publications research and list the UK’s top law firms providing advice in various areas of the law.

Organisers of the region’s largest series of Planning Law updates

Every year, our Planning & Development Team organise the region’s largest series of Planning Law Update events, providing attendees with details of the latest changes to planning legislation and important new developments in case law. In 2015 over 300 planning consultants, local authority planning officers, developers, architects, surveyors and property professionals attended six events held across Essex and Suffolk.

See the Holmes & Hills Events page for information on upcoming events being organised.


Get in touch

Key people

Steven Hopkins
Steven Hopkins

Partner and Head of Planning & Development Team
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sch@holmes-hills.co.uk

David Whipps
David Whipps

Consultant in Planning & Development Team
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dw@holmes-hills.co.uk

Jo Lilliott
Jo Lilliott

Senior Solicitor in Planning & Development Team
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jkl@holmes-hills.co.uk

Tom McPhie
Tom McPhie

Senior Solicitor in Planning & Development Team
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tsm@holmes-hills.co.uk

Michael Harman
Michael Harman

Partner in Planning & Development Team
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mjh@holmes-hills.co.uk


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