Regions - Compulsory Purchase Association

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The CPA Regional Convenors

South Wales

Julian Boswall
Burges Salmon LLP
One Glass Wharf

Julian Boswall, Partner, Burges Salmon LLP
Julian Boswall is a partner in the Planning Unit at Burges Salmon LLP.   He has 20 years’ experience in planning and compulsory purchase law. He was based in Cardiff from 1998 to 2009, and continues to live there.

Julian has advised acquiring authorities (including Welsh Government/WDA, Blaenau Gwent, Monmouthshire, Pembrokeshire and Isle of Anglesey) and affected landowners in relation to numerous CPOs in England and Wales, and on Lands Tribunal claims, under regeneration, planning, highways, education, housing, land reclamation, flood alleviation, listed building, nature conservation and other powers.  He has also advised on numerous NSIP applications under the Planning Act 2008, in England and Wales, for promoters and affected landowners, which have included powers of compulsory acquisition. When based in Wales, he was recognised in the legal directories on three occasions as the leading planning lawyer in Wales


North West & North Wales

Planning Director
Barton Willmore
Tower 12
18/22 Bridge Street
M3 3BZ

Greg Dickson, Planning Director, Barton Willmore

Greg recently joined Barton Willmore as a Planning Director in the Manchester Office.
He has varied private sector experience including promotion of major housing development as well as strategic town centre, mixed-use and commercial development. He has managed a range of transport related development projects, including the preparation of airport master plans, promotion of a Development Consent Order and logistics development requiring environmental impact assessment.

As well as handling a variety of detailed and complex planning applications, Greg has advised both public and private sector clients in relation Compulsory Purchase Orders (CPO). He is commercially aware and has a proven track record in delivering successful results.
Greg also plays an active role on the Committee of the Compulsory Purchase Association and is a member of the National Infrastructure Planning Association (NIPA).


East and West Midlands

Roger Bedson
Hinson Parry & Company
12 Stafford Street
ST21 6BH

Roger Bedson, Hinson Parry and Company

Roger Bedson is one of the Midlands leading Chartered Surveyors specialising in the field of compulsory purchase, compensation and planning. Roger heads up the planning and compulsory purchase team at Hinson Parry and Company based in Newcastle, Eccleshall and Lichfield in Staffordshire.

Despite a large rural and urban fringe client base they are involved in a number of urban schemes nationwide.
As a graduate of Reading University, Roger moved to the southwest and worked with Stags for a few years until becoming a partner at Hinson Parry and Company in 1998.
He has co-written a book for the Central Association of Agricultural Valuers entitled "Utility Companies and Their Powers of Entry to Land", has given lectures and seminars to a number of forums and he is National Vice Chairman of the Valuation Compensation and Taxation Committee of the Central Association of Agricultural Valuers.
As well as being a Roll B Parliamentary Agent to lodge petitions to HS2, the company has specialised in overhead power lines and utility works for over 20 years.


London & The South East

Anthony McNamee MA (Hons) LLB Dip LP - Young CPA Co-ordinator
Farrer & Co
66 Lincoln's Inn Fields
Anthony McNamee, Associate, Farrer & Co

Anthony McNamee is an Associate at Farrer & Co a law firm which acts for parties with significant property holdings. Over the last six years he has specialised in the area of nationally significant infrastructure projects and in advising claimants in relation to compensation claims.   On the objector and claimant side he acted for a number of parties affected by the 2012 London Olympics compulsory purchase processes as well as owners affected by the Bank Station TWAO, HS2, Crossrail 1 and now Crossrail 2.

Anthony has been a member of the Compulsory Purchase Association since 2014.


The South West

Jonathan Bower
Womble Bond Dickinson LLP
3 Temple Quay
Temple Back East

Jonathan Bower, Partner, Bond Dickinson LLP

Jonathan Bower is a partner in the planning and infrastructure team at Bond Dickinson, specialising in the delivery of infrastructure projects. Jonathan is also experienced in managing cross department teams on projects as well as managing multi-disciplinary teams of other professionals on projects to deliver work streams on time and within the agreed scope.

Jonathan’s experience with major infrastructure projects includes advising on energy schemes including an off shore wind farm and underground gas storage projects consented pre Planning Act 2008 as well as the promotion of gas and electricity power projects.  He is currently advising both promoters and objectors on Development Consent Orders.  He has significant experience acting for clients on town centre and highways schemes.  Jonathan also acts on claims for compulsory purchase compensation settlements including Lands Tribunal references together with the property law implications arising from the orders.

Jonathan has hosted external seminars lecturing both on planning and compulsory purchase law including a lecture for Central Law Training on the use of CPO powers and processes and CPT on development issues as well as CPO.  He is also a member of the legislative and guidance working group of the National Infrastructure Planning Association.


Joint Regional Convenors for Yorkshire

David Holland

Senior Associate
Squire Patton Boggs (UK) LLP
6 Wellington Place

David Holland, Senior Associate, Squire Patton Boggs (UK) LLP

David Holland is a lawyer in SPB’s Compulsory Purchase Team, specialising in a broad range of land compensation and property related disputes, regularly acting for both claimants and Acquiring Authorities.
David specialises in advising clients in relation to land compensation matters, including compulsory purchase compensation claims and claims under Part 1 of the Land Compensation Act 1973. He is also experienced in advising clients in the energy sector in relation to land access and compensation matters.

He is also experienced in advising on landlord and tenant disputes including commercial lease renewals, dilapidations claims, break options, breach of covenant issues, rights to light and residential tenancy disputes. David also advises clients in judicial review cases and in disputes arising from applications to register land as town and village greens under the Commons Act 2006.
Mr Holland is a member of the the Compulsory Purchase Association, is on the steering committee of the Young Compulsory Purchase Association and is a member of the Property Litigation Association (committee member of the Northern PLA).

Emma Bissett


Squire Patton Boggs (UK) LLP
6 Wellington Place

Emma Bissett, Associate, Squire Patton Boggs (UK) LLP

Emma Bissett has a broad range of expertise and experience in commercial property work.
Emma has traditionally acted for several regional development agencies in England and continues to act for many local authorities in Yorkshire and across the UK. Emma specialises in acting for the public sector in the regeneration of city centre and brownfield sites. Emma is particularly experienced in acting for the public sector in all aspects of the acquisition development and onward sale of such sites.

Emma has considerable experience in acting for acquiring Authorities in relation to the promotion of Compulsory Purchase Orders and is a member of the dedicated CPO team within the Built Environment Group.
As part of the Corporate Real Estate team Emma works with our corporate team on acquisitions and disposals of businesses with property portfolios and with our banking team in relation to business restructuring and refinancing.
In addition, Emma advises a number of large corporations on their real estate requirements including Daniels Chilled Foods Limited, Think Money Limited, SCA Packaging and SAICA Pack UK.


North East

Stephen Dagg
Managing Associate
Womble Bond Dickinson (UK) LLP
St Ann's Wharf
112 Quayside
Newcastle Upon Tyne

Stephen Dagg , Managing Associate, Womble Bond Dickinson (UK) LLP

Stephen is in the planning and infrastructure team. He advises a broad range of commercial and public sector clients in relation to planning, highways and compulsory purchase issues with a particular emphasis on infrastructure projects including Development Consent Orders and Transport and Works Act Orders.

Stephen specialises particularly in transportation sector, in in particular highways and railways, but also has experience advising in other areas such as energy and chemicals sectors.

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