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David Brammer

Consultant - 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 partner and head of planning in June 2015. In 2020 David retired from the partnership at Lanyon Bowdler, but remains with the firm as a consultant.

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, Chambers UK and Best Lawyers Recommendations

The 2020 edition of Chambers UK ranks David at Band 3 in the Midlands, and states: David Brammer is a highly experienced lawyer with a wealth of planning knowledge. He frequently represents developers, educational institutions and lenders. Market sources regard him as "highly competent and very experienced."

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."

David has been nominated for the 2020 edition of Best Lawyers. 

Client Quotes

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

- Mr C Verlon, Telford

Very good team across many disciplines.

- Woodland Heritage Ltd, Surrey

Efficient and effective service; good knowledge and understanding of procedures; good organisation; courtesy.

- Mrs S Pilkington, Nottinghamshire

Detailed and up to date knowledge of our case throughout the whole process.

- Mr P Hill & Dr L Hill, Lincoln

Dealing with one person when possible. Clear, simple advice.

- Mrs S A Flynn, London