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Jamie is a Senior Associate in the Planning and Public Law team at Dentons.
His work covers a broad spectrum of planning and regeneration matters, including complex planning agreements, planning committees, enforcement, appeals and judicial reviews.
Formerly the LGA’s Head of Legal and Senior Planning Lawyer at Westminster City Council, he is able to bring public sector insight to private developer clients. He has acted for a diverse range of clients including commercial developers, retailers, national house builders and public bodies.
Jamie is a consultant editor and author of LexisNexis’ Butterworths Planning Law Service, a member of the Content Editorial Board for LexisPSL Planning and a contributor to its 'Purpose Built' blog.
Jamie has advised commercial developers, house builders and public sector bodies on a broad range of complex planning and regeneration matters.
His recent work has included scheme-specific advice for national house builders on CIL and s.106 liabilities and mitigation strategies, acting for LxB on a major urban extension in Ayr and advising the London Borough of Southwark in relation to the development of One Tower Bridge and Borough Triangle.
He has also negotiated and drafted complex planning agreements for significant and large scale housing and mixed use sites, including acting for Countryside Properties in respect of the site at Horsted Park, Kent and acting for the GLA in respect of British Land's commercial-led scheme at Blossom Street.
On the contentious side, Jamie has acted on planning appeals, as well as judicial reviews and statutory reviews in the Planning Court most recently for Bellway Homes.
Author of articles on planning reform, the future of CIL, speedier s.106 Agreements and digital consultation in plan-Making for Lexis Nexis and Planning Resource.
Consultant editor and author of various chapters in Butterworths Planning Law Service including those concerning development by statutory undertakers, crown bodies, obtaining planning permission and the use of planning conditions.
Activities and Affiliations
Interviewed for We Plan London on the topic of 'Section 106 agreements : A solicitor’s perspective'
Co-founder of and contributor to Dentons Planning TV
If a planning condition contains the following wording: 'unless otherwise agreed in writing by the Local Planning Authority', is this enforceable?
Consulting Editorial Board
Member, Compulsory Purchase Association
Solicitor, Senior Courts of England and Wales, 2007
University of East Anglia, 2000, LLB
University of Bristol, 2001, LLM
University of Law, 2007, LPC
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