Introduction to Planning for Junior Solicitors

(Junior lawyers interested in planning work)

Repeated from East Midlands

Theme: Planning, Environmental and Highways

13 December 2018, 9.30am registration (9.45am start) – 1.00pm (followed by lunch) Anthony Collins, Birmingham


Presented by Anthony Collins

Course overview

This introductory training will provide a an overview of how the planning legal system works, focusing on key topic areas that will provide a useful legal update for practicing planning and property lawyers and junior lawyers wishing to find out more about how planning law works. The speakers will also updated attendees on the revised NPPF.

Suitable audience:

Property lawyers finding out more about planning law and the processes involved and junior planning lawyers

Overview and topics to be covered include:

What is development
Outline of the NPPF
Section 106 Agreements the basics
Planning enforcement
Planning conditions
The planning application process
Relevant cases of interest

Interactive elements

There will be discussion forum at the end of the training session

Duration: Half a day (3 training hours) including lunch


This course will cover:

B Technical legal practice

B6 Negotiation

C Working with other people

Presenter profiles:

Stuart Evans (Senior Associate, Anthony Collins Solicitors)
Stuart has over 25 years’ experience providing guidance and support in relation to Local Government law. Before joining Anthony Collins Solicitors, he spent 15 years working at Birmingham City Council where Stuart was the lead lawyer in all areas of Planning Regeneration, Environmental and Licensing work.

Phil Robson (Planning Counsel, Kings Chambers)
Phil was called to the bar in 2011 and specialises in all aspects of planning, environmental, local government and property law. He has written papers in statutory appeals and judicial review claims in the High Court, advised developers and local authorities on planning and environmental issues and has appeared at a number of planning inquiries and enforcement appeals.

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