Martin Edwards

Call: 1995

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Martin Edwards
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Martin began as a solicitor in local government responsible for planning and environmental law and advocacy before moving into private practice, becoming a partner and head of planning and environmental law with an international law firm. In 1995 he transferred to the Bar.

Martin is an elected member of the RTPI General Assembly.

Martin has gained considerable experience in a wide range of contentious and non-contentious matters involving all aspects of planning and environmental law, practice and procedure. He has direct experience of taking development projects through the planning process from conception to completion including providing strategic, legal and tactical advice, preparing and submitting planning applications and appeals and before the courts at all levels. His clients include local authorities, developers, landowners, third parties and investors. He also advises on compulsory purchase and compensation matters including compensation claims in the Lands Chamber and acts for applicants, objecting landowners and as an inspector in connection with applications to register village greens.

Martin is a leading author on planning and environmental law with hundreds of published articles and books to his name including the monthly Planning Notes column in the Estates Gazette and is the case commentator for the Journal of Planning and Environmental Law. Martin is also a frequent speaker on planning and environmental law at leading professional conferences and is an experienced seminar presenter.