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Our deep knowledge gained from acting for many authorities, investors, developers and occupier claimants on some of the largest infrastructure, town centre and regeneration schemes allows us to help our clients deliver the most appropriate strategy for them to ensure minimum risk and significant cost and programme savings.

Our combined land assembly and development Partner experience provides long-term strategic advice to both private and public sector clients on a range of complex projects. From planning and development consultancy through to agency we offer a comprehensive service.

Clients include:

  • Network Rail.

  • Transport for London.

  • High Speed 2.

  • Stagecoach.

  • Lendlease.

  • Commercial Estates Group.

  • U&I Group plc.

  • Stanhope.

  • Legal & General.

  • Land Securities.

Working with local authorities, we are experts in obtaining powers of compulsory acquisition for local authorities, under Planning, Highway, and Transport and Works Act powers.

Clients include:

  • London Borough of Lewisham.

  • London Borough of Thurrock.

  • South Oxfordshire District Council.

How do we work with authorities and claimants?

For the acquiring authority:

  • Assisting in the promotion of Orders and Private Bills.

  • Negotiating with statutory objectors.

  • Property cost estimates.

  • Acquisition strategies/Site Assembly.

  • Implementing CPO Powers.

  • Assessment of compensation claims.

  • Preparing and giving expert evidence.

For the claimant:

  • Objecting to draft Orders.

  • Petitioning against Private Bills.

  • Preparing and giving evidence.

  • Securing undertakings from promoters.

Compulsory Purchase Order and land assembly

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