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David Brammer

Partner - Head of Planning - Commercial Property


David's Teams

Commercial & Agricultural Property, Agriculture, Planning


Profile/Experience

David is a highly experienced lawyer who brings a wealth of knowledge to the planning department which has seen a surge in business in recent years.

He is a legal associate of the Royal Town Planning Institute and specialises in planning, environmental and compulsory purchase law.

He will represent developers, educational institutions, lenders and individuals in a wide range of development-related issues, including planning enforcement and litigation.

David trained with Telford & Wrekin Borough Council and qualified as a solicitor in 1989.

More recently, he was a partner and head of planning and environmental law at SGH Martineau from 2013, before joining Lanyon Bowdler as consultant and head of planning in June 2015.

David regularly speaks to planning experts at seminars and conferences, and has had numerous articles published concerning planning law,

An independent survey conducted by Planning Resource, of professionals working in the field, voted David amongst the top 25 planning lawyers in the country.

David is a member of the Law Society and the Compulsory Purchase Association. He lives in Shifnal and in his spare time is a board member at Shifnal Cricket Club and was for many years a member of Idsall School’s governing body.

The Legal 500 and Chambers UK Recommendations

The 2019 edition of Chambers UK ranks David at Band 3 in the Midlands, and states: David Brammer of Lanyon Bowdler Solicitors regularly represents developers and landowners. He has considerable expertise in rural and agricultural planning issues, as well as in compulsory purchase. One client says: "He has a great depth of knowledge, is responsive and demonstrates a great practicality."

David is recognised by the 2019 edition of The Legal 500, for his work in the education sector, as well as in commercial property and planning, the directory states David provides 'concise and prompt advice to a range of developers, landowners and educational institues'.

Client Testimonials

The understanding of my case, the kindness shown to me and the support given, not only by my solicitor but by his secretary.

- Mrs S Oliver, Shrewsbury

I always felt you were working in my best interests, but you didn't sugar coat or patronise me. My case was complex and I appreciated the professionalism shown and how the legal system "worked"

- Mrs J Bradford, Stafford

She was supportive and very helpful - will be recommending to others who need a similar service.

- Mrs E Sumner, Telford

Ed clearly pays attention to detail and most importantly was diligent in ensuring my interests were best catered for. 

- Mr J Ostler, Hereford

Direct line to acting solicitor.

- Mr H Williamson, Llansantffrraid

Client Quotes

I was competely satisfied with all aspects of the service.

- Mr S Taylor, Telford

The people we dealt with from the start. Email contact was good and any visits to the Hereford office was productive, easy and a pleasure.

- Mr J Campbell & Mrs M Campbell, Ledbury

Competence and detailed legal knowledge.

- Mr S Martin & Mrs R Martin, Shrewsbury

We had complete trust and confidence that our best interests were being looked after at all times. A quality service provided by them.

- Mr D Meredith & Mrs E Meredith, Shrewsbury

Being able to speak to someone when I needed to and how easy they made things for me.

- Mr J Longmore, Ludlow

Latest Case Study

04 Oct 2018

Successful Application for Contract to be Terminated

D was injured in a road traffic collision several years ago and his personal injury claim settled for several million...