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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

Direct line to acting solicitor.

- Mr H Williamson, Llansantffrraid

He was great, he listened and suggested the best course of action - thank you.

- Mr T Graves, Shrewsbury

She was supportive and very helpful - will be recommending to others who need a similar service.

- Mrs E Sumner, Telford

Listened well, advised well.

- Gower House Ltd, Newport

Going beyond the responsibility expected to ensure the satisfaction of the client.

- Mr Shaw, Hereford

Client Quotes

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

- Mr D Coull, Shrewsbury

Communication surrounding my injury claim was excellent with other departments within the firm.

- Mrs L Dowbiggin, Much Wenlock

Very quick at sorting our Wills. He was great to deal with, nice guy!

- Mr L Onions & Mrs E Onions, Craven Arms

I had requested information and advice from various other solicitors prior to calling Lanyon Bowdler and found that she was the only one to take the time and explain how the Help to Buy ISA worked.

- Mr M Shaw & Miss G Frankfort, Market Drayton

Staff are most helpful and understanding

- Mrs Edwards, Oswestry

Latest Case Study

04 Oct 2018

Successful Application for Contract to be Terminated

D was injured in a road traffic collision several years ago and his personal injury claim settled for several million...