Michelle Spark’s past experience of working for a local authority has proved invaluable when representing us in our planning appeal. Her pragmatic and friendly approach, combined with in depth knowledge of the planning appeal process, has been incredibly helpful during complex negotiations with both the local authority and other landowners.Legal 500 2022
Michelle goes above and beyond to meet client’s needs. She offers excellent support and practical experience of dealing with issues which greatly assists and gives confidence to the client. She does not shy away from difficult or challenging issues and tackles them head on and does so in a collaborative and personable manner.Legal 500 2022
Michelle Spark gets to grips very quickly with the detail of complicated schemes and immediately becomes an integral and highly regarded member of a team.Chambers & Partners 2022
Michelle is a Partner in the planning & infrastructure team specialising in planning, highways and compulsory purchase law and has gained this experience working in both the private and public sectors.
Michelle specialises in major regeneration and infrastructure projects and she has significant experience in delivering projects including those requiring CPO for public sector clients, developers, objectors and statutory undertakers. Michelle has advised on numerous DCOs across the country for energy, highways and infrastructure projects acting for statutory undertakers, local authorities and objectors.
Michelle has advised on high profile projects including the forward funded delivery of infrastructure for a public sector client to unlock residential and employment uses in South West Rugby. She has also provided strategic advice for a local government client to deliver a number of regeneration schemes in London.
Michelle has a particular interest in minerals and waste planning as well as the law relating to environmental impact assessments and highways.
Michelle is ranked in Chambers & Partners and was ranked as a Next Generation Partner in the Legal 500.