Very few town planning consultancies can offer in-house legal advice and services.
HLF Planning is recognised in the Royal Town Planning Institute as being one of only sixty-seven consultancies in the whole of the United Kingdom to be able to offer legal advice and services. It is not always necessary to have legal representation during the planning process, but having the option and safety net there when you need it puts you in a strong position.
Our lawyers have a broad range of experience and have helped many clients in areas such as Judicial Reviews and defending non-compliance with an Enforcement Notice in Court amongst many others.
Meet the Planning Lawyers @ Laceys
Formerly the Head of our Planning and Licensing Departments, Lionel specialises in advocacy for liquor licensing and other tribunal matters and personally conducts appeals on substantial sites. He has extensive experience in Local Plan inquiries, compulsory purchase, Land Tribunal issues and Judicial Reviews.
Over the years, he has developed our planning practice to incorporate substantial leisure sites, enforcement appeals, listed buildings, conservation areas, green belts and a wide range of public enquiries covering rights of way, disposal of waste and applications to determine ‘village green’ status. As an Associate Member of the Institute of Acoustics, Lionel is frequently consulted on noise and pollution matters. In addition, Lionel has been instrumentally involved in many Human Rights Act cases.
He has received independent recognition by the Chambers Guide to the legal profession and has been ranked as a leading individual.