Planning Enforcement

Members of chambers act for local planning authorities, architects, developers and individuals in this specialist area of law. We appear regularly in the criminal courts in cases involving breaches of enforcement, stop and condition notices under the Town and Country Planning Act 1990, demolition or works of alteration to listed buildings and buildings in conservation areas, control of advertisements infringements, breaches of tree preservation orders and more.

We advise as to the availability or applicability of statutory defences and as to the liability of company officers within a corporate structure.

Our expertise in confiscation perfectly complements this area of law given the significant increase in applications being made by local authorities and the potential chilling effect of recent cases such as Wokingham Borough Council v Scott [2019] EWCA Crim 205 and R v The Knightland Foundation & Friedman [2018] EWCA Crim 1860.

Whilst our primary expertise is in the criminal arena, we also appear before the Planning Inspectorate and in the High Court on applications for judicial review.

For more information please contact our clerks on 020 7404 1881 or via email to We will discuss your case with you and then arrange the right representation for your matter.

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