HIGHWAYS

Examples of work undertaken by DJB lawyers

  • Joint property lawyers to Highways England.

  • Advised on proposals for a new bus only junction/slip road onto the M32 including on the ability to control access/use by other forms of traffic and the application of the Road Traffic Acts.

  • Advising on a number of Road Traffic Regulation Orders (both permanent and temporary) covering large areas of Bristol to control traffic generally and create residents' parking zones.

  • Advised on planning work surrounding the construction of a new highway, including a 40-metre road bridge spanning a main railway line and a 600 space park and ride scheme.

  • Secured CPOs and negotiated with landowners to secure multiple areas of land needed for the development of highways.

  • Disposals of highways and surrounding land via individual sales and auctions.

DJB specialists

  • Sophie Philippon-Thomas (Partner)

  • Philippa Hipwell (Partner) 

  • Maeve Bonner (Partner) 

  • Stuart Bould (Partner) 

  • Tina Durani (Partner) 

  • Kate Evans (Associate Director) 

  • Gemma Merry (Associate Director)

  • Anita Gargye (Associate Director)

  • Ben Fairhurst (Associate Director)

  • Peter Lowe (Associate Director) 

  • Samantha Paxton (Associate Director)  

  • Zaheer Bashir (Associate Director)

  • Razina Akhtar (Senior Associate Solicitor)

Legal issues that may arise

  • Disposals of highways and surrounding land through individual and auction sales

  • Clawback and Overage provisions

  • Acquisition of sites for the construction of a highway

  • Securing sites through Compulsory Purchase Orders and negotiation

  • Licences to Occupy

  • Lease negotiations and renewals

  • Grant of easements and restrictive covenants

  • Land title issues and report

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The total length of the UK' road network is estimated at over 245,000 miles. If you could lay out all of the UK's roads in a straight line into space, you would go past the moon. The first motorway to be opened in the UK was the M6 Preston Bypass in 1958.

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"It was a breath of fresh air for me when DJB took on our portfolio and an absolute pleasure to have worked with them."

 

Manager, Highways England