Lee heads the firm's planning & infrastructure team. He is a specialist planning solicitor and has considerable experience in all aspects of planning and related law. Lee joined the firm in 2014 from DLA Piper.
Lee’s practice has a particular emphasis on major infrastructure projects and major residential development schemes. He has notable compulsory purchase order experience, which includes leading teams advising on the promotion of CPOs for various major highways and regeneration schemes.
Lee regularly advises in relation to sustainable urban extension projects and major residential developments, including complex planning agreements. He has notable knowledge of the complex area of environmental impact assessment law and an enviable track record and experience in relation to judicial review challenges in a planning context.
Lee has advised on some of the most high value and complex projects in the country, including on the first major infrastructure project to be successfully promoted under the Planning Act 2008 and various other Development Consent Order applications, representing promoters, local authorities and statutory consultees on energy and infrastructure projects.
Lee also has particular expertise in relation to village green litigation and had conduct of a successful appeal to the Supreme Court on behalf of a developer client in the widely reported Paddico/Betterment village green litigation.
Lee is ranked as a leading individual in Chambers & Partners.
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Clients describe him as "very personable, approachable and knowledgeable," adding: "He is able to explain complex legal matters in a straightforward way. We feel very confident in the advice we have received from him." Chambers & Partners 2019