Birketts recruits planning law expert to meet demand

Published: 25/01/2016

Top 100 law firm, Birketts, has boosted its planning and environmental law team with the recruitment of associate, Nicola Doole.

Nicola comes with a wealth of experience having advised a number of local planning authorities for many years. She will be based at the firm’s Ipswich office but supports colleagues across Birketts’ four offices: Cambridge, Chelmsford, Ipswich and Norwich.

Commenting on her appointment, Nicola said “I am thrilled to be joining Birketts' specialist planning and environmental law team which is expanding due to increasing activity throughout the region. Birketts provide all aspects of planning law and environmental law to a diverse mix of clients, including local authorities, residential developers, landowners and waste operators. The property division at Birketts has earned a reputation as one of the most successful in the country with over 100 property specialists.”

Tom Newcombe, partner and head of Birketts’ planning and environment team added: “I’m delighted to welcome Nicola to Birketts who will be a tremendous addition to the team. We’ve seen a growing number of instructions, predominantly from developers and landowners but also from local authorities in recent times and the strengthening of our team underlines our commitment to meeting our clients’ needs.”

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