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The UK hosts the third largest aviation network in the world, carrying 138 million passengers annually. Due to increased demand for air travel, the expansion of several airports across the UK has been proposed in recent years.

Examples of work undertaken by DJB lawyers


  • Advised on complex legal issues including Compulsory Purchase Orders as well as planning, environmental, human rights and commercial issues relating to a large airport based in the South West of England.

  • Advised on multi-million-pound infrastructure improvements to the facilities of a large airport.

  • Negotiated grants to cover the costs of the extension and infrastructure improvements at a major airport.

  • Advised on improvements to transport infrastructure, including a railway, surrounding a major London airport.

DJB specialists


  • Maeve Bonner (Partner) 

  • Yohanna Weber (Partner) 

Legal issues that may arise


  • Strategic planning advice

  • Advice on planning obligations

  • Multiple interests in land relating to airport creation

  • Development Consent Orders

  • Compulsory purchase under Aviation Act and Highways powers

  • Business tenancy law

  • Environmental law

  • Crichel Down Rules

  • Clawback and Overage

  • Construction law including negotiating and drafting FIDIC, NEC, IChemE, GC/ Works, JCT, ICE, RIBA and RICS contracts



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