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            In business, time is money and delays can prove expensive. Navigating the changeable regulatory and legal frameworks can be a challenge. Whether you are a developer, a landowner or a public authority, we are happy to assist you in ensuring that your project is a success.

            Property and real estate planning is a complex and constantly changing area of law. Whether you are a developer, a landowner or a public authority, continuous training and professional development, a comprehensive understanding of the sectors in which our clients operate and an outstanding technical knowledge of the law ensures we are able to efficiently produce results which exceed our clients' expectations and to the highest possible standards.

            We offer a broad range of legal services to support your project. Our experienced planning experts understand the importance of sound advice and commercial focus. We will work with you to identify any potential problems before they occur, and will provide you with practical and straightforward advice.

            Our real estate planning specialists have a proven track record for success. We assist with a broad range of matters, from commercial, residential and renewable energy developments, through the development of public spaces and roads to compulsory purchase and compensation. We are both accustomed to and effective in dealing with high profile, controversial and politically sensitive planning issues.

            We work closely with project teams and deliver commercial and cost-effective advice across consenting and environmental regimes. We cooperate with the wider multi-disciplinary teams to assist with construction, property tax, real estate litigation and project finance. Our experience of working on a broad range of development projects is underpinned by a collaborative approach. We pride ourselves in providing clear advice tailored to your needs.

            We appreciate the importance of staying up-to- date with the latest legal developments. We promote knowledge sharing through delivery of bespoke training sessions and industry seminars. We have worked on some of the UK’s largest strategic developments and regeneration projects. We act for national house builders, retailers and renewable energy developers as well as utility companies and local authorities. Our expertise is recognised by our clients.

            Irene Schmid LLM (Cambridge)

            • Partner // Civil Law Notary
            Connected Services offers a range of stand-alone consultative services that complement our legal offering in each of our core sectors.

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