The specialist Planning Team at Michelmores LLP has rocketed up 18 places in Planning Magazine’s ‘Top Rated Planning Law Firms’ 2014 table from 48th to 30th. At the same time Michelmores Associate David Richardson enters the UK’s top 50 rated planning solicitors for 2014.
The influential survey also states that Michelmores is rated equal first by local authority planning solicitors.
The Michelmores Planning & Environment Team advises both private and public sector clients, specialising in regeneration, residential development and urban extensions, energy and renewables projects, and planning litigation.
Recent work has included the completion of a section 106 agreement for a large residential scheme in Wiltshire providing up to 673 dwellings, commercial uses, a school, and a new neighbourhood centre; advising a Council on a compulsory purchase order for a business park and advising a retailer on a prosecution by the Environment Agency for pollution offences.
Michelmores’ clients include national and regional house builders, solar and wind farm operators, development and property companies, local authorities, Government bodies, education establishments and individuals.
Emma Honey, Head of Real Estate at Michelmores said: “Through advising such a range of clients, we have gained a wealth of experience and a breadth of knowledge which enables us to identify areas of concern and to provide focused commercial solutions for our clients.
“Michelmores has made considerable investment in its Planning & Environment Team and it is clearly paying off in terms of reputation and new instructions.“