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Tim is a partner in the real estate division, practising jointly from the London and Cambridge offices. His work encompasses contentious and non-contentious planning and infrastructure matters, including public inquiries, judicial reviews, High Court challenges, planning obligations, the Community Infrastructure Levy, and compulsory purchase orders.
Acting for developers of all sizes, listed housebuilders, landowners, owners and occupiers, local authorities and other public bodies, Tim has particular expertise in large-scale strategic development projects, most of which comprise a significant amount of residential development. He is regularly instructed on highways and other infrastructure schemes required to facilitate development and on land use issues, including environmental and ecological issues, assets of community value and the management of town and village greens.
Tim spent his early career as a barrister, having been called to the bar in 1990. He qualified as a solicitor in 2002 and became head of national planning at a top 20 UK law firm. He joined Penningtons Manches Cooper in 2018.