The law surrounding planning permission for commercial and retail uses is complex and often seemingly obtuse.


Our barristers take a practical and commercial approach when advising on these matters. We advise businesses on matters such as changing the use of existing buildings to maximise their commercial or retail use, advising on permitted development changes, and in respect of proposals for new commercial and retail developments. We advise on all ranges of retail development, including in respect of town centre retail impacts and mixed-use developments.

Landmark barristers have featured in the leading retail cases. They can apply their expertise to represent you at Inquiry and give advice to assist your planning, be that on whether current local and national policy will have an impact on a development or site proposal (with one eye on upcoming policy developments), or with advice about how a local authority, planning inspector, or the Secretary of State might look at major issues, what may need to be done to combat objections, and issues arising from environmental impact assessments.

Our barristers have experience securing consent for major commercial schemes, including in the Green Belt, and can provide advice and representation in respect of all ranges of commercial development.

Practice Managers

Contact our friendly and helpful Practice Managers for more information about our barristers and services or to make an enquiry.

Ben Connor

Practice Director

020 7421 2483

Ben Connor

Kevin Squires

Senior Practice Manager

020 7421 1351

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Michael Gooch

Senior Practice Manager

020 7421 1305

Michael Gooch new

Jason Allen

Senior Practice Manager

020 7421 1306

Jason Allen new

Jonathan Barley

Practice Manager

020 7421 2480

Jonathan Barley new

Richard Bolton

Senior Practice Manager

020 7421 1392

Richard Bolton new

Charlotte Hockney

Assistant Practice Manager

020 7421 1303

Charlotte Hockney new

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