Heidi Copland

Heidi Copland

Partner

DMH Stallard (Crawley)

Griffin House

135 High Street

Crawley

RH10 1DQ

Heidi heads up  the firm’s planning and environment group which is made up of both planners and solicitors. The team is highly regarded and has an enviable track record of success in delivering complex major development and regeneration projects both for public and private sector clients.

Heidi has a thorough knowledge of the planning process and the framework necessary to deliver development.  She is particularly experienced in the negotiation and drafting of section 106 agreements, highways and infrastructure agreements. She also has considerable experience of contentious issues, such as high court challenges and enforcement.

She also has a particular specialism in the resolution of issues such as rights of way, village greens etc. which threaten to impact on development.

Personal awards

Heidi consistently achieves top tier rankings in the independently researched directories, Chambers and Partners and Legal 500, in respect of Planning, and Environment.  She is recognised within Legal 500's elite list of leading lawyers and was inducted into the Legal 500 Hall of Fame in 2022 which highlights individuals who have received constant praise from their clients for continued excellence; it represents those partners at the pinnacle of the profession: "I have worked with Heidi Copland on many occasions. Not only is she extremely experienced and knowledgeable, but she is always approachable. She has that uncanny knack of quickly putting clients at ease and gaining their immediate confidence and respect."

Whatever situation arose, Heidi Copland would immediately know the relevant laws and regulations, how they applied in the given situation, the processes that ought to have been followed and what action could be taken.

Chambers and Partners UK 2022

Not only is she extremely experienced and knowledgeable, but she is always approachable. She has that uncanny knack of quickly putting clients at ease and gaining their immediate confidence and respect.

Legal 500 UK 2022

She is professional and approachable, and her experience, knowledge and qualifications have been invaluable.

Chambers and Partners UK 2022

Heidi Copland is highly experienced planning and environment partner. Wears her great expertise lightly.

Legal 500 UK 2022

Personal Awards

Chambers & Partners 2022 (Top Ranked - Heidi Copland)
Legal 500 2022 Leading Individual

Memberships and Associations

  • United Kingdom Environmental Law Association
  • Environmental Law Foundation;
  • Treasurer of Constructing Excellence Sussex Club
  • Brighton - Jubilee St

    1 Jubilee Street

    Brighton

    East Sussex

    BN1 1GE

  • Brighton - Old Steine

    47 Old Steine

    Brighton

    East Sussex

    BN1 1NW

  • Gatwick

    Griffin House

    135 High Street

    Crawley

    West Sussex

    RH10 1DQ

  • Guildford

    Wonersh House

    The Guildway

    Old Portsmouth Road

    Guildford

    Surrey

    GU3 1LR

  • Hassocks

    32 Keymer Road

    Hassocks

    West Sussex

    BN6 8AL

  • Horsham

    Ridgeland House

    15 Carfax

    Horsham

    West Sussex

    RH12 1DY

  • London

    6 New Street Square

    New Fetter Lane

    London

    EC4A 3BF

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