Birketts achieves success in Planning Law Survey 2020 national rankings


27 April 2020

Birketts has been recognised as one of the top 20 firms for planning law by the Planning Resource publication as part of their twenty third annual Planning Law Survey.

The team is acknowledged as being in the top 20 in terms of size and rating and special recognition was given to Partner Tom Newcombe who was ranked joint 25th of the highest rated planning solicitors in the country.

The Planning Law Survey is a detailed report highlighting the law firms, barristers and solicitors that are considered to be the foremost planning law specialists in the country. The survey results are drawn from industry experts and are based on responses from planning consultants, barristers and developers.

The Planning Resource annual survey showcases the planning solicitors recognised for their excellence and provides a platform for emerging talent in the planning law community.

Birketts’ Planning and Environmental Team is recognised nationally by several independent legal guides. The team is ranked Tier 1 by the Legal 500, Band 1 by Chambers and Partners with team members Tom Newcombe (Planning) and Deborah Sharples (Environmental) recognised as Band 1 individuals by Chambers and Leading Individuals in Legal 500.

Tom Newcombe commented: “Birketts is very proud to be recognised in another prestigious highly regarded survey as one of the leading planning and environmental law firms in the country. Acknowledgement from leading figures in the industry is a tribute to the hard work and expertise of the team and another proud achievement for the firm as a whole, speaking to the strength of our reputation in the regional market and beyond.”