Planning & Highways

Our solicitors represent and advise landowners and developers on planning law, including planning applications, planning appeals, planning agreements and compulsory purchase orders. We can also help with highways law, public footpaths and traffic orders.

Working with the local highway authorities

We work alongside local highway authorities (Highways England) on issues involving the Highways Act 1980. This includes the stopping up and diversion of highways for developers and dealing with public rights of way.

Maximising the value of your property

If you wish to maximise the value of your land or property by realising its full planning potential you will need lawyers who are familiar with the detail of the planning law system in England and Wales.

Planning application objections

If you are worried about a planning application from a neighbour or developer affecting your property then we can guide you on making an effective objection.

Planning Agreements

If you are required to enter into a planning agreement in order to secure your planning permission, such as a s.106 Agreement, we can undertake the necessary drafting and negotiation on your behalf.

Planning Notices

If you have received a Planning Notice then our specialist lawyers are here to help.

Areas of Specialism:

If you are married and are looking to get a divorce or a formal Judicial Separation then our experienced team are here to help.
If you are in an unmarried relationship that needs to be brought to an end then we are able to advise you on your legal options so that you can decide what will be right for you.
When a relationship comes to an end there are often complex financial and property issues that need to be resolved. It is important to ensure that you get a fair deal and don’t miss out. Speak to our specialist solicitors about how they can help you get the best result.
Our childcare team are experienced in dealing with all aspects of childcare law, including abduction and the legal rights of grandparents.
If you require specialist legal advice on any aspect of domestic abuse law then we are here to help.
We are experienced in preparing matrimonial and cohabitation agreements that can offer you protection in the event of a relationship breakdown.
If you wish to legally change your name then speak to our team about having a change of name deed prepared.

Work with our team:

Nick Arthur
Partner
Nick Arthur is head of Slee Blackwell's Commercial Department. He is tremendously experienced, having been specialising in business law and commercial property since the early 1980s.
Nick Arthur
Partner
Nick Arthur is head of Slee Blackwell's Commercial Department. He is tremendously experienced, having been specialising in business law and commercial property since the early 1980s.