Local Government

Local Government

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), 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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Testimonials

"We were very pleased to have Jade as our solicitor, the service was excellent and we felt kept in the loop which minimised stress"

- CT

"We found Rachel Dawson outstanding, polite, professional and caring."

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"I don't think this house sale would have pulled together without Jo's determination and expertise. Excellent!"

- MT

"Jade made the process of buying our first home quick, easy and took the stress out of a new chapter of our lives"

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"Approachable, very efficient, always willing to take my calls and update me."

- SH

"Prompt, helpful, polite and very professional service"

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"This is by far the go-to firm for any issues. You are made to feel valued from the outset and they are so confident in what they do. Wouldn't recommend any other. Thank you Hugh and Max."

- Ros Jones

"I would like to say thank you for your help, support and guidance over the last two and a half years. Obviously should I need further assistance in the future I shall not hesitate to call you guys."

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"Domini was very fast and efficient in carrying out her work for me - she was also very good at explaining things to me"

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"Jade Shelton was absolutely fantastic!! Professional and proactive at all times."

- JH

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