Examples of work undertaken by DJB lawyers

  • Secured land for the construction of a bypass through CPO powers.  Successfully negotiated with multiple landowners and third parties with interests in the land. 

  • Advised on a judicial review relating to the use of CPO powers to develop a Bypass.

  • Drafted and negotiated numerous Section 106 agreements and Community Infrastructure Levys with provisions for the construction of a bypass.

DJB specialists

  • Yohanna Weber Partner) 

  • Maeve Bonner (Partner)

  • Stephanie Smith (Associate Director)

  • Neil Tindall (Consultant)  


Legal issues that may arise

  • Site acquisitions.

  • Securing vacant possession of land through Compulsory Purchase Orders.

  • Highway considerations including stopping up, private means of access and Side Road Orders.

  • Planning permissions and obligations including Community Infrastructure Levies and Section 106 agreements.

  • Planning inquiries and appeals.

  • Advising, negotiating and drafting construction contracts including FIDIC, NEC, IChemE, GC/ Works, JCT, ICE, RIBA and RICS.

  • Works procurement methods, timetables and design and construction methods.

  • Construction dispute matters including delay of works.

  • Environmental law issues including environmental risk management.

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Bypasses are major projects which can take years to gain planning approval and funding, and many towns and villages have been campaigning for bypasses for over 30 years. The first UK bypass was constructed in 1756 between Paddington and Islington.



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