Compulsory Purchase

What our planning team does


DMH Stallard has significant experience of advising both public and private sector clients on compulsory purchase and compensation issues. 

Our specialist expertise includes:

  • Preparation and presentation of objections to public inquiries
  • Coordination and instruction of expert witnesses and Counsel
  • Conducting negotiations with the acquiring authority to obtain appropriate amendments to the Order
  • Securing the maximum level of compensation, including representation in the Lands Tribunal

What they say

"DMH Stallard works hard to understand our needs to deliver a service that achieves the best outcomes."

Chambers and Partners UK 2024

How our planning team work

In conjunction with our real estate specialists, we can provide multi-disciplinary advice and guidance for public authorities at all stages of the compulsory purchase process, from the drawing up of proposals and the drafting of the CPO to the successful acquisition and delivery of the scheme.

We can also advise land owners on the most advantageous strategy to adopt when faced with a compulsory purchase order.

We successfully represented clients in objections to the Olympic (Lower Lea Valley Olympic and Legacy) Compulsory Purchase Order, resulting in exclusion of the site from the proposed area to be acquired.

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    1 Jubilee Street


    East Sussex

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    East Sussex

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    135 High Street


    West Sussex

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    Afon Building

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    New Fetter Lane


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