Anthony helps clients navigate the planning and consenting regimes in England & Wales as well as Scotland. He also acts for businesses and individuals objecting to and seeking compensation for the compulsory purchase of their land and/or business. His clients have ranged from the UK government, large energy companies promoting infrastructure projects to both urban and rural landowners. His insight and perspective are informed by his dual qualification in Scotland and in England and Wales.
Anthony focuses on compulsory purchase order (CPO) and development planning work as well as advising parties affected by major and Nationally Significant Infrastructure Projects.
His clients include private individuals, institutions and companies looking to develop land or those affected by CPO proposals, Development Consent Order (DCO) applications and those affected by the proposed Hybrid Bill for Crossrail 2.
Anthony is well known for his expertise in CPO and DCO matters. He has acted in References to the Lands Tribunal in relation to disputed compensation and for promoters of DCOs bringing forward infrastructure projects. Beyond this work his broad ranging practice spans everything from drafting the planning elements of Development Agreements and Agreements for Lease, to advising clients who are considering developing their property on the planning system and providing advice on the Houses in Multiple Occupation regime.
He regularly advises prospective purchasers of property on planning matters and negotiates planning and infrastructure agreements. He also acts in Judicial Reviews and Planning Appeals and is regularly asked to advise on the Community Infrastructure Levy, CPO compensation claims, DCOs and planning objections.
The common thread that runs through all of Anthony's work is that he tends to act in contentious planning matters or to support clients making decisions where there is an element of planning risk – for example deciding whether or not to challenge planning decisions.
Anthony is a member of the following bodies:
- Law Society of England & Wales
- Law Society of Scotland
- Compulsory Purchase Association
- Policy Briefing: Arrangements for fracking operations clarified
- What are the challenges facing the shale gas industry
- Legal Viewpoint: Need for clarity in conditions flagged
As well as having a number of articles published externally Anthony has provided training on planning matters to the RTPI, large housebuilders, rural estates, planning consultants and infrastructure providers.