Law firm appoints planning partner

Russell-Cooke has appointed John Webster as a partner in the firm’s planning department.

He joins from Osborne Clarke where he was an associate director in their national planning team. He developed its compulsory purchase practice.

Webster qualified in 2008 and has since worked in all areas of planning law. He has acted as the lead legal advisor on numerous commercial and residential development projects, providing strategic advice from inception through to obtaining deliverable planning consents.

He also has "significant" experience advising on the promotion of development consent orders and compulsory purchase orders, including protecting clients’ assets from their impacts and securing compulsory purchase compensation.

Webster is based at Russell-Cooke’s head office in Putney.

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