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Episode 1: The Right to Regenerate with Yohanna Weber

Updated: Dec 10, 2021

In January 2021, the government announced the Right to Regenerate which enables the public to call for councils and other public sector bodies to sell unused land and assets which could be put to better economic use. The proposal aims to "make it easier [for the public] to challenge councils and other public organisations to release land for redevelopment - helping communities make better use of public land and give a new lease of life to unloved buildings."

In this episode, we interviewed DJB Partner, Planning & Environmental Specialist, Yohanna Weber to hear her thoughts on the viability and future prospects of the Right to Regenerate.



DJB is a national law firm that specialises entirely in real estate. The firm has offices in London, Manchester, and Birmingham ensuring truly national coverage.

The firm is renowned for its high quality legal work and service.

We only recruit experienced lawyers with excellent calibre. As a result, our legal team of around 50 lawyers have an average post-qualification experience that exceeds 20 years. Most have joined us from other City firms, in-house departments and/or senior roles. Our lawyers have advised some of the UK’s most significant land owners including Barclays Bank, HSBC, Credit Suisse, Rolls Royce, The Royal Parks, The Cabinet Office and The Crown Estate. This focus on quality only has led to a 50% male and female Partner rate.

All of our clients are provided with a dedicated client care professional at no extra charge, which ensures that they receive the highest standard of service at all times.

DJB is regularly selected to advise on high profile projects such as the hosting of the London 2012 Olympic Games by The Royal Parks and the first Sukuk Bond to be entered into by a Western Government on behalf of HM Treasury. Based in London at The Shard and also Manchester, Birmingham and Taunton, DJB has a national presence.

The firm enjoys top tier rankings in all of the main directories, as well as receiving many awards.


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