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PARKS

Examples of work undertaken by DJB lawyers

  • Advised the Royal Parks on the hosting of over 40 events for the London 2012 Olympic Games. Various considerations had to be taken into account including the reinstatement of the premises after the events, safety and security and the high profile media coverage.

  • Advised on the lease of subsoil for a large Crossrail project in London.

  • Advised on numerous claims for injury suffered in The Royal Parks.

DJB specialists

  • Robin de Wreede (Partner)

  • Louisa Swanton (Partner) 

  • Maeve Bonner (Partner)

  • Jo Briers (Associate Director) 

Legal issues that may arise

  • Licences for events

  • Events contracts covering complex clauses for crowd capacity, noise control, liability for death or injury and access for the construction and dismantling of infrastructure.

  • Negotiation and enforcement of reinstatement clauses.

  • Development on and redevelopment of the park

  • Disposing of park land for development

  • Works licences for the erection of both permanent and temporary structures in the park

  • Encroachment licences

  • Outsourcing of facilities and services, for example through licences for catering services to operate onsite

  • Licences for use of park facilities for residential, utilities and commercial usage

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Parks are important community spaces, used for activities from dog walking to live events and music festivals. The Royal Parks of London alone cover 5,000 acres in total, and see over 77million visitors every year.