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David Brammer

Partner - Head of Planning - Commercial Property


David's Teams

Commercial & Agricultural Property, Agriculture, Planning


Profile/Experience

David is a highly experienced lawyer who brings a wealth of knowledge to the planning department which has seen a surge in business in recent years.

He is a legal associate of the Royal Town Planning Institute and specialises in planning, environmental and compulsory purchase law.

He will represent developers, educational institutions, lenders and individuals in a wide range of development-related issues, including planning enforcement and litigation.

David trained with Telford & Wrekin Borough Council and qualified as a solicitor in 1989.

More recently, he was a partner and head of planning and environmental law at SGH Martineau from 2013, before joining Lanyon Bowdler as consultant and head of planning in June 2015.

David regularly speaks to planning experts at seminars and conferences, and has had numerous articles published concerning planning law,

An independent survey conducted by Planning Resource, of professionals working in the field, voted David amongst the top 25 planning lawyers in the country.

David is a member of the Law Society and the Compulsory Purchase Association. He lives in Shifnal and in his spare time is a board member at Shifnal Cricket Club and was for many years a member of Idsall School’s governing body.

The Legal 500 and Chambers UK Recommendations

The 2019 edition of Chambers UK ranks David at Band 3 in the Midlands, and states: David Brammer of Lanyon Bowdler Solicitors regularly represents developers and landowners. He has considerable expertise in rural and agricultural planning issues, as well as in compulsory purchase. One client says: "He has a great depth of knowledge, is responsive and demonstrates a great practicality."

David is recognised by the 2019 edition of The Legal 500, for his work in the education sector, as well as in commercial property and planning, the directory states David provides 'concise and prompt advice to a range of developers, landowners and educational institues'.

Client Testimonials

Staff are most helpful and understanding

- Mrs Edwards, Oswestry

How easy it was to speak to her and she explained the situation to me in ways that I could understand.

- Mrs S Mizrahi, Hereford

He was always calm, efficient, prompt and helpful.

- Rev M Thomas & Prof K Thomas, Oxfordshire

Using Lanyon Bowdler twice for two separate issues being completely different. Both were dealt with complete efficient manner, my questions were always answered with honesty and explaination.

- Mr G Martin & Mrs L Rees, Bromsgrove

Enthusiastic approach to handling cases.

- Tomlinson's Dairies Ltd, Wrexham

Client Quotes

The team were easy to talk to and explained everything clearly

- Mr Price, Hereford

She replied to my emails and concerns almost immediately, including evenings and weekends!

- Mrs E Turner, Hereford

Superb in dealing with my case and care. I was extremely happy with the service and staff.

- Mr C Verlon, Telford

Ease of contact, understanding of business context. An excellent and pragmatic approach to a relatively complex business transfer.

- Mr D Coull, Shrewsbury

The professionalism of the service received and the expert knowledge of the solicitor who handled my case.

- Mr K Whitelaw, Wolverhampton

Latest Case Study

19 Jun 2019

Package Holiday Injury Claim

Miss G was injured whilst on holiday in Goa. The matter was a strongly disputed package holiday claim. Miss G was on...