Rachel has more than 15 years of experience, specialising in planning and highway law, having worked in both the private and the public sector. Whilst working for councils, prior to moving into private practice, Rachel acquired extensive knowledge of Local Government, planning, administrative and highways law.
Rachel is an expert in advising on all aspects of planning permission for development projects, including large mixed use urban regeneration schemes, town centre projects, retail, housing, commercial and industrial developments.
She deals with all aspects of planning law including section 106 agreements, appeals and legal challenges, Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) implications, planning policy interpretation, highway section 278/38’s agreements, stopping up and diversion of public highways, section 104 drainage agreements, review of council committee reports, appeals and judicial reviews.
Prior to moving into private practice, Rachel worked at the London Borough of Islington where she was the lead lawyer on the Arsenal regeneration project. The building of the Emirates Stadium was one part of this project that spanned three major sites within the Borough providing large numbers of private and social housing along with commercial and infrastructure improvements.
Rachel acts for a variety of clients including private and public sector developers, landowners, funders.
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