Examples of work undertaken by DJB lawyers

Secured sites through negotiation and compulsory purchase orders to facilitate major developments.

Advised on the development of transport links to and from a London airport .


Drafted and negotiated complex Section 106 agreements and Community Infrastructure Levies for multi-million-pound developments


Secured planning permission for the construction of infrastructure including railways, bridges and highways.


Prepared cases for numerous planning inquiries relating to large development projects.

Our Services

- Planning applications

- Planning permissions

- Planning obligations including 106  agreements

- Planning inquires including judicial reviews

- Planning agreements

- Compulsory purchase orders and land  appropriation

- Highways law and Local Government law

- Certificates of title

- Reporting on title

- Environmental issues

- Strategic planning advice

- Certificates of lawfulness

- Co-ordinating complex multi-jurisdictional  projects

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Over 475,000 planning applications were received in 2015. The planning process is essential to the proper development of towns and cities, but it can present risks of  disruption or delay to development projects, requiring expert legal advice.

Our Experience

DJB is the largest specialist Real Estate law firm in the UK. Our highly acclaimed team of planning lawyers are experienced in meeting all the planning needs of both private and public sector organisations.


DJB lawyers have advised on some of the largest and most complex mixed-use developments in the country. Our experience covers the entire spectrum of planning law, from advice to local authorities on substantial mixed-use developments to assisting private companies in obtaining planning permission for projects such as airports and shopping centres.


The firm has a proven track record of delivering expert planning advice, tailored to the unique needs of our clients' organisations.

"Clients of Davitt Jones Bould unreservedly recommend its planning lawyers for their experience of public procurement contracts and planning agreements."

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