Clarke Willmott Planning Team places well on law survey

National law firm Clarke Willmott LLP has been named number six on a prestigious list of the highest rated planning law firms for 2018.

The Planning Law Survey 2018 is an in-depth report showing the law firms and solicitors ranked highest by the consultants, developers and officers that use their services.

Clarke Willmott has moved up five places since last year’s survey to make an appearance in the top ten at number six.

The ranking is based on testimonials by senior planning consultants who have worked with the firm. Feedback for Clarke Willmott includes one consultant saying: “I’ve always found they provide consistently sound and constructive legal advice across a wide range of development matters,” and another adding: “We have worked with Clarke Willmott on a number of residential schemes and they have always offered clear and robust advice that has enables our clients to move forward with surety.”

The firm has also increased its planning solicitor headcount, which now stands at 11, placing it within the top 20 biggest employers of planning lawyers.

In the individual solicitors section, Clarke Willmott Partner Neil Baker has risen from joint 15th in 2017 to joint second in 2018. Neil is described as having “an excellent grasp of the technical detail of planning law” and a “commercial, client-friendly and astute outlook [which] means he is always a pleasure to work alongside.”

Also making the list of highest rated planning solicitors is Clarke Willmott Partner Caroline Waller, who is the highest new entry in the table at joint 15th.

Clarke Willmott CEO, Stephen Rosser, said:

“There are some truly excellent results in this year’s Planning Law Survey and I’m very pleased to see both the firm’s offering as a whole and individual solicitors named in the rankings.

“Planning law is an area of rapidly changing growth and can be a minefield to navigate. As such, being able to rely on your legal adviser is critical. Our planning team consistently delivers timely commercial advice and provides experienced practitioners to sit alongside clients to guide them through the complexities of the planning system.

“To be ranked among the best firms for planning law and planning lawyers is a great achievement and further cements our reputation as a market leader.”

Clarke Willmott LLP is a national law firm with seven offices across the country, including Birmingham, Bristol, Cardiff, London, Manchester, Southampton and Taunton.


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