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Tim Stansfeld

Solicitor, CMS
Tim is an associate in the Planning Group, advising both private and public sector clients on a wide range of planning issues, including Compulsory Purchase Orders, section 106 agreements and permitted development. Tim also advise clients on highways matters, including section 278/38 agreements and stopping up orders. His clients include developers, funds, investors, local authorities, retailers and energy companies, both in and outside of London. Tim's recent experience includes advising on, drafting and negotiating planning obligations and conditions for major retail developments, acting at inquiries and on judicial review claims, advising major property investors on appeals against refusal of planning permissions for mixed-use development schemes comprising retail, residential and community uses, and advising on planning conditionality in contracts and property documents. Planning is a complex area of law which is constantly changing and evolving and there is a definitive need for clients to seek specialist planning advice. As a lawyer, Tim aims to provide his clients with clear, concise and commercially orientated advice, cutting out the jargon and making sure the issues and options are easily understood. Tim takes pride in finding solutions to get the deal done, rather than simply listing out problems with no solutions.
Contributed to


R&I spotlight on planning law
R&I spotlight on planning law
Practice notes

This Practice Note, written in partnership with Martin Evans and Tim Stansfeld of CMS, offers guidance on planning law for insolvency professionals. It includes the main laws and regulations governing this area, the situations where insolvency practitioners may come across planning law issues and the steps they can take to protect themselves.

Practice areas


  • Member of the Compulsory Purchase Association
  • Member of the National Infrastructure Planning Association


  • Contributing Author
  • Other Publications


  • L.L.B. and LPC

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