With housing targets rising year on year, we understand the pressures to learn, plan and act quickly.

Our group of highly-experienced planning law experts provide practical solutions to meet clients’ needs. Covering all areas of planning law, acting for commercial and residential developers, landowners and local authorities on both contentious and non-contentious matters, our team has the experience to meet diverse planning law requirements.

Our expertise includes:

Assets of Community Value

Community Infrastructure Levy

Compulsory purchase

Development consent orders

Due diligence

Highways & Public Rights of Way

Judicial review

Listed Buildings/Conservation Areas

Nationally significant infrastructure projects

Planning appeals including advocacy

Planning enforcement

S.106 and infrastructure agreements

Town and village greens

We have the benefit of an in-house planning consultancy practice (Marrons Planning) which ensures that we provide a comprehensive planning service.

A number of the team are legal associates of the Royal Town Planning Institute and/or members of the Law Society’s Planning Law Accreditation Scheme. In addition to our technical expertise and experience, we also have relationships with key stakeholders in the planning and development world. We will solve your planning issues in the most efficient and practical way.

The planning team are identified as leaders in this field by Chambers and Legal 500 for the last 18 years. The team are consistently ranked by Planning Magazine as one of the top firms for planning law in the country.

Read our latest technical briefings below for more information on some of the key issues currently affecting the planning sector.

Air Pollution - Every breath you take 
Housing White Paper - Where do we go from here?
Neighbourhood Planning - The impact on housing supply
NHS Trusts - Managing the financial impact of  new residential development on  acute services

Latest News

02 January 2018
Leading planning solicitor and partner at Shakespeare Martineau, Bernadette Hillman has been appointed Hon. Secretary and Solicitor to the Royal Town Planning Institute (RTPI) read

Meet the Team

We’re passionate about providing the right solutions and driven to make a positive difference in everything we do.

"They are very professional, respond promptly, always discuss the monthly bill and have, so far, provided us with excellent advice in connection with employment issues. I have been very satisfied."

Andrew Argyle LLB, Practice Director, Potter Clarkson LLP