Admitted as a solicitor:   1988


Tel:       020 3026 1873

Email:   [email protected]

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Listed Buildings and Heritage Assets 



Nigel is an expert in planning law and listed buildings.  He wrote the leading authority textbook, “Listed Buildings and Other Heritage Assets” (5th Ed) and is a Member of the Legal Sub Panel for the Institute of Historic Building Conservation. 


He has advised on major planning projects including the Stonehenge/A303 Tunnel Public Inquiry and multiple public inquiries into tall buildings in London including The Shard. 


He has a national reputation for his planning expertise and is an Associate Editor of Butterworth’s Planning Law and an Associate Editor of the Planning Volumes of the Encyclopedia of Forms and Precedents.  He is experienced in judicial review cases for defendant public bodies and claimant developers. 


Highlights include advising:  

  • London Borough of Harrow Council on the leading case on CPO compensation for injurious affection to a hotel (Widtree Hotels v LB Harrow (HL)). 

  • English Heritage on Public Inquiries relating to the development of tall buildings in London including The Shard. 

  • Lafarge Tarmac on the development of land in North Kent for a proposed Paramount theme park. 

  • Office Estates on the development of a residential-led mixed use development in the Nine Elms Opportunity Area. 

  • London Thames Gateway Development Corporation on the 4km River Lee foul water storage tunnel (associated with the Thames Tideway Tunnel project). 

  • Co-op on a judicial review of Swindon BC decision to grant permission for an Aldi supermarket on land identified in the local plan as being for employment-generating uses.