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. 

What they say

"Highly responsive and professional team. Client-focused and proactive in formulating solutions to key issues."

Legal 500 UK 2021

What they say

"… both practitioners (Heidi Copland and Chloe Karamian) are 'experienced and tactical thinkers."

Legal 500 UK 2020

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

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.

Click to read more about our full range of planning and environmental services.

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    1 Jubilee Street


    East Sussex

    BN1 1GE

  • Gatwick Office

    Griffin House

    135 High Street


    West Sussex

    RH10 1DQ

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    Wonersh House

    The Guildway

    Old Portsmouth Road



    GU3 1LR

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    Ridgeland House

    15 Carfax


    West Sussex

    RH12 1DY

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    6 New Street Square

    New Fetter Lane


    EC4A 3BF

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