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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 2020 edition of The Legal 500, for his work in the education sector, as well as in commercial property and planning. Published testimonials state that David "is clearly a leader in his field. He can scythe through complex factual and legal detail to get straight to the pertinent issues. He is extremely good with clients and ensures that their case is always properly understood and articulated. A delight to work with."

Client Testimonials

I always felt you were working in my best interests, but you didn't sugar coat or patronise me. My case was complex and I appreciated the professionalism shown and how the legal system "worked"

- Mrs J Bradford, Stafford

A very good service - it simplified the appeal process for me considerably which went very smoothly.

- Mr P Griffiths, Telford

We found they always listened to what we had to say and replied in Queens English without a lot of legal jargon.

- Mr J Manley & Mrs B Manley, Craven Arms

Natasha Gibbons was very easy to talk to, I felt at ease with her, and she always kept me up to date with the case. She has provided excellent service throughout.

- Mrs C Roberts, Gwynedd

Listened well, advised well.

- Gower House Ltd, Newport

Client Quotes

Great communication and persistence with difficult defendant.

- Mr J Partington, Whitchurch

Direct line to acting solicitor.

- Mr H Williamson, Llansantffrraid

Politeness, clarity of information.

- Mr C Pudge, Worcester

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

- Mrs E Turner, Hereford

The team were easy to talk to and explained everything clearly

- Mr Price, Hereford

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...