We have considerable experience in working for local Government departments. The initial expertise was brought to the firm in 1989 when Brian Morron joined as a planning and local authority specialist. He is highlighted in the Legal 500 for his local Government expertise
The team now includes Hugh Rowland (who has substantial experience in regulatory enforcement for a number of local authority clients), Catherine Abbott (who is experienced in local authority property contract work for London Boroughs), Martin Whitworth (who also deals with commercial property work and has substantial experience of development work) and Victoria Spellman.
Members of the team have advised on a range of public sector matters including local authority companies, listed building and conservation issues, Section 106 planning obligations and judicial review. We have also negotiated and drafted complex development agreements for sites in London and East Anglia including funding agreements between developers, housing associations and local councils and we have acted for four London Boroughs and a number of Suffolk local authorities as well as housing associations, NHS trusts and other public sector clients.
Our regulatory enforcement team has substantial experience across the whole range of advocacy services. We adopt a commercial approach combined with a sensitivity fitting the needs of a hard pressed and publicly accountable professional client. Whatever your enforcement needs, and whether short term or long term, we can assist you in staying ahead of the game and fulfilling your enforcement obligations. We offer an experienced and responsive team able to deal with requests for assistance from prosecution and enforcement departments, both planned and urgent. We prosecute in cases involving animal welfare, consumer protection, fire safety, health and safety, planning enforcement and street works.
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