Amy specialises in all aspects of contentious and non-contentious planning and development law. She acts for a variety of land owners, investors, lenders, developers, objectors and private individuals, helping them to navigate the planning and consenting regimes in England and Wales. As well as drafting and negotiating statutory agreements, she provides clients with strategic and technical advice in both transactional and development contexts. Amy’s dynamic approach is commercial, client focused and proactive.
Amy acts on a broad range of planning matters including planning enforcement action, environmental impact assessment advice, biodiversity net gain advice, negotiating and drafting planning and highways agreements, planning application reviews and strategy, certificates of lawfulness, use class advice, due diligence in the context of property, corporate and finance transactions, judicial reviews, statutory challenges and planning appeals.
Amy advises clients on a wide range of schemes and transactions, including understanding and managing planning risk in sales, acquisitions and financings. She regularly provides strategic advice on aspects of land promotion, lawful implementation for community infrastructure levy purposes and multi-phase developments. Amy has experience in a variety of sectors, including infrastructure, data centres, life science facilities, retail, offices and residential (including student accommodation).
Amy has additional contentious experience having supported clients (as claimants, defendants and interested parties) in judicial reviews and statutory challenges. She also has experience of planning appeals and representing clients in compulsory purchase compensation claims against HS2.
Amy is known for her personable and dynamic approach. She combines technical legal expertise with commercial and practical advice to provide meaningful contributions to clients’ decision-making processes. Amy works seamlessly and collaboratively with planning and technical consultants, as well as other departments within Farrer & Co to help achieve holistic outcomes for clients. Amy is able to draw on her farming background, which has proven to be an asset to clients when advising on rural land and environmental factors.
Before joining Farrer & Co, Amy worked at a specialist planning firm in London. She trained at a global law firm and qualified as a solicitor in 2021.