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Compulsory Purchase: is there a reluctance to make use of it? - Online webinar - 23rd February 2023 - 17:00

This webinar for planning consultants and those in planning law examines Compulsory Purchase Orders and whether there is a reluctance from public authorities to use them.


Speaking on the subject are:

Simon Randle

Simon specialises at the Planning and Environmental Bar, which has brought him into contact with all aspects of development control, including planning enforcement, the use of Injunctions as well as appeals to the High Court and also the Appellate Courts. He has tremendous experience with the planning system and has advised in respect of many major development schemes and appeared at numerous planning inquiries.

His experience is such that he has appeared on behalf of promoters and supporters of major development proposals as well as on behalf of objectors, most notably Local Planning Authorities. That has given Simon the advantage of being able to identify the strengths and weaknesses of individual cases from both sides.

Vivienne Sedgley

Vivienne is a leading junior with a wide-ranging public law practice. She is ranked in the Legal 500 and Chambers and Partners as a leading junior for local government, administrative and public, and election law. Vivienne is a published author in her practice areas, writing for Supperstone, Goudie and Walker: Judicial Review and Parker’s Law and Conduct of Elections.

Vivienne deals with both large-scale developments and individual planning issues. She has written on the presumption in favour of sustainable development and the application of the Public Sector Equality Duty in the context of planning.

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