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Eversheds strengthens London planning team

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    Law firm Eversheds has expanded its planning team with a series of new hires including a Partner, a Principal Associate and two Senior Associates.

    Morag Thomson, an experienced planning lawyer, joins the firm as partner from Marrons Shakespeares. Morag specialises in contentious and non-contentious planning related work and has acted for a number of national, residential and commercial property developers. An expert in major planning inquiry work, Morag has extensive expertise in the negotiation and drafting of complex s.106 agreements and other infrastructure related agreements. She is involved principally in the promotion of large development schemes and heads up the DCO Unit dealing with applications for Development Consents for Nationally Significant Infrastructure Projects under the Planning Act 2008.

    Richard Marsh joins the team from Bircham Dyson Bell as Principal Associate where he advised on a wide range of planning work. Richard has previously acted on large scale energy and infrastructure projects as well as major urban regeneration developments.

    Laura Beth Hutton and Matt Nixon will also join as Senior Associates. Laura Beth joins from Marrons Shakespeares, while Matt joins from Forsters.

    Stuart Andrews, head of planning, said:

    “With the government announcing that the UK is set for one of the biggest shake-ups to the planning system, we are committed to having the best teams in place to service our clients. We are renowned for delivering high quality and pragmatic advice and these appointments are testament to our continued focus on growing the team and our capabilities in the market.”

    Morag commented:

    “Eversheds has a highly regarded planning team and I am delighted to be joining the firm. I look forward to working collaboratively with my new colleagues and further developing the practice.”

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