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Simon Pickles

Simon Pickles



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Simon Pickles practices principally in three areas – planning, compulsory purchase & compensation and environmental law. Aside from a strong emphasis on advisory work, he routinely appears at inquiries, hearings and in the High Court and Lands Chamber. For more detail of recent work in each of these practice areas, follow the links below.


Simon has a great deal of experience of planning law and practice. He has advised and appeared at inquiries, hearings and examinations for developers and landowners, local authorities and individuals in relation to a wide range of developments. For more detail including recent cases please click here.

Compulsory Purchase & Compensation

Simon advises frequently on compensation claims, appears in the Lands Chamber and has appeared at many CPO inquiries. For more detail including recent cases please click here.

Environmental Law

Simon’s environmental law experience includes IPPC/environmental permitting, emissions trading, the Habitats Directive and appropriate assessment and contaminated land. For more detail including recent cases please click here.


Simon advises on highways issues and has appeared at footpath diversion and definitive map modification inquiries. He also provides local authority councillor training.

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