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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

Politeness, clarity of information.

- Mr C Pudge, Worcester

Excellent, friendly, positive and extremely helpful. Nothing too much trouble - a job well done.

- Mrs P Moore, Mrs S Price

A nice bright welcoming office with very polite, friendly and helpful staff. Very efficient service.

- Mr N Bakewell & Mrs J Bakewell, Worcester

Competence and detailed legal knowledge.

- Mr S Martin & Mrs R Martin, Shrewsbury

Direct line to acting solicitor.

- Mr H Williamson, Llansantffrraid

Client Quotes

I was competely satisfied with all aspects of the service.

- Mr S Taylor, Telford

Very personable solicitor who spoke in plain English and was approachable.

- Mr J Hughes, Church Stretton

Patient, knowledgeable and extremely professional

- Ms Groucott, Telford

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

Great communication and persistence with difficult defendant.

- Mr J Partington, Whitchurch

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...