Overview

Jen is an associate in the planning and compulsory purchase team, with extensive experience within planning and CPO law, including the following:

  • Acting on large-scale infrastructure projects (including NSIPs)
  • Advising on EIA, Habitats Directive, water and marine licensing issues
  • Assisting with the promotion and implementation of CPOs for acquiring authorities
  • Advising objectors to CPOs and dealing with complex compensation issues
  • Negotiating planning and highways agreements for both local authorities and developers
  • Acting for developers, funders and corporates on a wide range of renewable energy projects
  • Advising in relation to town and village green and common land issues, public open space, public rights of way and listed buildings
  • Advising on planning applications, appeals, statutory challenges and judicial review.

Jen regularly speaks at legal and industry events and is a member of the Compulsory Purchase Association. 

Experience
  • Advising acquiring authorities, including the Canal & River Trust and the Environment Agency, in connection with the promotion of compulsory purchase orders.
  • Acting in connection with the consenting of NSIPs, most recently for Highways England.
  • Advising on the implementation of and changes to development consent orders, including in relation to Galloper Offshore Wind Farm for Innogy.
  • Acting for claimants to compensation following compulsory acquisition, including in the Upper Tribunal (Lands Chamber).

What others say...

'Your skill, energy and hard work is absolutely invaluable, and I'm very grateful for it'.
Leading Planning QC