Al is our UK Head of Planning & Environment. He's advised on landmark UK projects including numerous stadia, airports, and real estate developments. Clients describe Al as a commercially minded lawyer with outstanding energy, people skills, and commitment to their businesses. He's been in practice for 28 years, and is recognised as one of the UK's leading planning lawyers.
Al guides clients through a range of development and infrastructure schemes, including complex planning applications, development of environmental and sustainability strategies, compulsory land acquisition, as well as supporting appeals and contentious matters arising from the development of sports stadia, airports, skyscrapers, and large residential sites.
He has a Master of Laws in Planning from the University of Newcastle-Upon-Tyne, and was elected a Legal Associate of the Royal Town Planning Institute in 2003. Al often comments on planning projects of national interest with broadsheet and specialist press outlets, including the Financial Times.
|Since 2010||Partner and Head of Planning, Taylor Wessing|
|1994 - 2010||Associate, CMS Cameron McKenna|
|2003||Admitted to the Royal Town Planning Institute, Legal Associate|
|1999||Admitted to the law society’s roll of solicitors, England and Wales|
|1994||Master of Laws in Planning, University of Newcastle-upon-Tyne|
|1992||BA Honours Degree|
|Legal Associate, Royal Town Planning Institute, 2003|