Karen Phull


Karen Phull of Farrer & Co LLP has impressed recent clients who call her 'an enormous asset when advising on the intricacies of the planning process.' She is also considered to be 'pleasant and conscientious to deal with.'


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Karen has extensive experience in a wide range of planning matters including the drafting of complex planning obligations and other infrastructure agreements. She acts for a broad range of clients including developers, landowners, schools and charities.

Karen also has an expertise in compulsory purchase and compensation. Recent projects include planning advice in relation to an urban extension, the redevelopment of a site in London for new medical research facilities and advising on judicial review.

Who we help

Karen advises charities undertaking development and protecting their existing property assets from proposed neighbouring development. Karen also assists charities affected by the Community Infastructure Levy and assists on representations to draft charging schedules.

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Karen regularly advises schools on a range of planning matters including applications and appeals. Karen is also a speaker at Bursars events organised by the firm's Schools group.

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Karen advises landed estates clients on a range of issues including development affecting listed buildings and other heritage assets. She also advises on the allocation of land for development including urban extensions, in Local Development Frameworks.

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Recent Articles

15 July 2015 Commercial Property Newsletter: Spotlight on Development July 2015 Clive Lovatt
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Karen Phull
26 February 2015 Inn the Field of Play - February 2015 Karen Phull
24 October 2014 Assets of Community Value: A refresher on the risks for land-owning charities Karen Phull
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Karen Phull

Contact details

Tel:  +44 (0)20 3375 7000
Fax: +44 (0)20 3375 7001

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Admitted South Buckinghamshire District Council (2000); Burges Salmon LLP 2003 - 2007 (Associate). Joined Farrer & Co in 2008. Karen was made partner in May 2010.


University of Cardiff; admitted to the New York Bar in 2003.