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Compulsory Purchase

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"The clerking is very good and very accessible at all levels. They are always keen to help."

Chambers UK 2018

Members of No5’s Planning and Environment Group appear regularly at CPO inquiries under the TCPA 1990 and HA 1980, NSIP examinations and in the Upper Tribunal (Lands Chamber), High Court and Court of Appeal in respect of compensation and appropriate alternative development certificates cases.

The proper exercise of CPO powers is critical to a wide range of major planning and infrastructure schemes. Despite attempts over the past 20 years to simplify the law surrounding compulsory purchase and compensation it remains a highly complex and specialised area of planning law.

No5 has, as part of its planning team, barristers who have been at the forefront of advising on the promotion of (and objection to) CPOs in many key national and regional schemes. Example cases include JS Bloor Wilmslow) Ltd v Homes and Communities Agency [2017] UKSC 12, London’s Northern Line Extension, Manchester City FC’s Football academy, Hinckley Point Nuclear Plant, Thames Tideway Tunnel, Heathrow T5, national and local road schemes (eg Hereford Southern Link Road), regeneration and empty housing schemes.

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Compulsory Purchase Barristers

Peter Goatley KC

Call 1992 | Silk 2020

Richard Humphreys KC

Call 1986 | Silk 2006

Paul Cairnes KC

Call 1980 | Silk 2016

Richard Kimblin KC

Call 1998 | Silk 2016

Christopher Young KC

Call 1997 | Silk 2018

Hugh Richards

Call 1992

Scott Stemp

Call 2000

Jack Smyth

Call 2007

Jessica Allen

Call 2019

Sioned Davies

Call 2019

Paul Cairnes KC

Call 1980 | Silk 2016

Compulsory Purchase Clerks

Andrew Bisbey

Practice Director, Planning & Environment, Director of Clerking

Marc Forrest-Thomas

Practice Manager, Planning & Environment

Natasha Clark

Planning and Environment Clerk

Related News, Resources and Events

News


Tim Jones counsel for Herefordshire Council in a wholly successful compulsory purchase order and side roads order inquiry

Tim Jones was counsel for Herefordshire Council in a wholly successful compulsory purchase order and side roads order inquiry that will enable the Council to…

News


Ian Dove QC and Celina Colquhoun secure CPO in favour of Manchester City Football Club

Ian Dove QC and Celina Colquhoun secure a victory for Manchester City Council in the compulsory purchase of around 32.2 hectares of land for the…

Clerk Team

Andrew Bisbey

Practice Director, Planning & Environment, Director of Clerking

andrewb@no5.com

07732 055798

Marc Forrest-Thomas

Practice Manager, Planning & Environment

marct@no5.com

Natasha Clark

Planning and Environment Clerk

natashac@no5.com

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