UK: Clyde & Co Hires Two New Partners To Strengthen Its Planning Team
Last Updated: 14 October 2016

Global law firm Clyde & Co has today announced the appointment of Brian Greenwood and Stephen Webb as Partners to its highly regarded planning group in London, led by Partner Ian Ginbey, which will become one of the largest of its kind in the UK.

Brian Greenwood, a leading planning, infrastructure and environmental lawyer, joins Clyde & Co from Winckworth Sherwood. His experience is wide-ranging.  He regularly acts as advocate at NSIP and local plan examinations, public inquiries and in the Magistrates' Courts and has considerable experience of judicial review and High Court litigation. His environmental expertise encompasses regulatory consents, appeals, contaminated land, water and air pollution, waste disposal and litigation in the High Court. His work has included the Millennium Dome and the regeneration of the former Spitalfields Market and project works in the ports sector, including the Swansea Tidal Lagoon proposal and Immingham Outer Harbour.

Stephen Webb, a leading planning lawyer, joins Clyde & Co's London office from King & Wood Mallesons. Stephen has over 25 years' experience as both a solicitor and town planner. He advises private and public sector clients on all aspects of planning law. His recent work includes a number of urban extensions such as the redevelopment of Filton Airfield, Bristol, to deliver some 5,000 new homes, and an 18 week public inquiry into the Leeds Trolley Bus Transport and Works Act Order.

Ian Ginbey, Partner at Clyde & Co, comments: "I am delighted to be joined by two of the UK's pre-eminent planning lawyers, whose skills and experience will dovetail with our existing capabilities to give us critical mass to grow the practice further.  As one of the largest planning teams in the UK we can compete for the biggest and highest profile construction and infrastructure projects in the country. I am very excited about our future growth."

Brian Greenwood comments: "Clyde & Co offers an exciting long-term sustainable platform on which we can build, in a firm with a strong focus on projects, construction and real estate, a very successful planning team. I look forward to joining Clyde & Co and helping it continue its growth trajectory."

Stephen Webb comments: "I'm thrilled to be joining Clyde & Co, a firm that has experienced market-leading growth over the past decade. It is able to offer joined-up and comprehensive legal support in planning, construction, real estate and infrastructure, which will allow us to compete effectively for the most significant infrastructure and development work in the UK." 

Robert Pilcher, Partner at Clyde & Co, comments: "This is a significant move, not only for our planning team but also our wider real estate and projects and construction offering. We are delighted to have secured the services of two of the UK's leading planning lawyers."

Clyde & Co's planning team is part of its Real Estate practice that comprises over 60 lawyers operating across England and Scotland in addition to real estate capabilities globally. The practice was shortlisted for 'Real Estate team of the year' at both The Lawyer and Legal Business Awards in 2015 and has a market-leading reputation for advising on high profile commercial and residential developments for developers, investors, occupiers, landlords and financiers.

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