Compulsory purchase

A compulsory purchase order is a valuable tool in assembling strategic development sites and regeneration programmes.

Sharpe Pritchard’s real estate and planning law teams advise local authorities on at every stage in making a compulsory purchase order. This runs from ensuring a proposed order is drafted correctly and preparing committee reports and public documentation to advice on compensation strategies and managing the CPO process.

We also support authorities in handling any challenges whether in High Court proceedings, judicial review or a public enquiry.

In joint ventures and collaboration arrangements, our real estate team will work with our client's developers and potential partners to ensure all agreements, land transfer arrangements and licences are dealt with correctly. We also offer expert advice on compensation matters and represent clients in the Lands Tribunal if necessary.  

As Parliamentary agents, Sharpe Pritchard is advising those who are affected by the HS2 bill proposals, including with regard to compulsory purchase orders, implications for proposed developments and compensation.

Recent work

  • advising London Borough of Enfield regarding the regeneration of the Ladderswood Estate, including the CPO indemnity agreement;
  • acting for Daventry District Council on the compulsory purchase of a numbers of areas of land to facilitate the redevelopment of the town centre;


What others say

"A good sound land lawyer who knows the property market, understands what others are up to and brings this benefit to what she does for us" Chambers UK, 2015.

“Jo Pickering heads a team recommended for its public sector work, advising on large-scale, complex and often strategic and innovative regeneration and redevelopment projects, both housing and mixed-use” Legal 500, 2015.

"excellent knowledge and willingness to work flexibly" Legal 500, 2014.

"always available to offer advice and guidance" Legal 500, 2013.


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