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Eversheds planning team secures top ranking position

Eversheds planning team secures top ranking position

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  • United Kingdom

    01-04-2016

    Eversheds planning team has been ranked in the top three law firms by Planning magazine’s 2016 planning law survey amidst dozens of international and local firms.

    The annual survey helps planners and legal practitioners identify the solicitors, law firms and barristers best equipped to deal with planning matters.

    This year’s survey shifted from relying on members of the legal profession to rate their peers and instead focused on those who use the services of planning solicitors. Planning consultants, planning officers, developers and local authority lawyers were asked for their views on the planning lawyers and law firms they most admired.

    Survey respondents cited Eversheds as ‘very responsive’ and praised the firm for being able to impart advice without being too technical. One responded added that the firm’s key strengths include the Community Infrastructure Levy, section 106 agreements, residential schemes and viability reviews. Another commentator says Eversheds' planning team consistently offers ‘succinct, commercially sound advice’.

    In the past year, Eversheds has advised Network Rail and Birmingham City Council on the £600 million regeneration of Birmingham New Street Station and the £300 million redevelopment of the neighbouring Pallasades shopping centre. The firm also represented developers RWE in fending off a legal challenge to development consent for the Clocaenog Wind Farm in north Wales.

    Stuart Andrews, head of planning at Eversheds, commented:

    “We are delighted to have been ranked so highly for the second year in a row. We have a renowned real estate planning and parliamentary practice in the UK and this accolade is a testament to our team’s exceptional capabilities in the market.”

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