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NE Spring Planning Law Update

1/2 Day Seminar
20 March 2023 at 08:30 AM - 01:00 PM / North East England / Updates

20 March 2023 at 08:30 AM - 01:00 PM
Womble Bond Dickinson, The Spark, Draymans Way, Newcastle Helix, Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom, NE4 5DE
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Join our panel of expert lawyers for our Spring Planning Law Update to enjoy a morning of learning and networking. This seminar will be held at Womble Bond Dickinson's new landmark office at the Spark at the heart of the Newcastle Helix innovation district.

This seminar is kindly supported by Womble Bond Dickinson and Kings Chambers.

We are delighted to be joined by Stanzie Bell, Barrister at Kings Chambers who will chair this event.


  • Biodiversity Net Gain - A practical approach to delivery
    Speakers - Helen Robinson (Managing Associate), Josh Fraser (Solicitor) and Arooj Amer (Solicitor) at Womble Bond Dickinson

  • The Courts and national planning policy
    Gary Grant, Barrister at Kings Chambers
    (Gary will examine the approach of the Planning Court to the interpretation of national planning policy, how it has and will influence decision-taking with a specific view to examples of how changes to such policy has been considered by the Courts - and may be considered in the future with at least one eye on the foreshadowed changes to such policy, including in giving effect to the levelling up agenda).

  • Planning Reform and the Levelling Up and Regeneration Bill
    Shemuel Sheikh, Barrister at Kings Chambers

  • Case Law Update
    Stephen Dagg (Legal Director), Umi Filby (Associate) at Womble Bond Dickinson

View our full programme of events here.

If you experience any problems when booking, please contact Kim Walker Regional Coordinator for assistance.

Learn more about our speakers

Constanze Bell

Barrister, Kings Chambers

Helen Robinson

Managing Associate at Womble Bond Dickinson

Josh Fraser 

Solicitor at Womble Bond Dickinson (UK) LLP

Arooj Amer

Solicitor at Womble Bond Dickinson LLP

Gary Grant

Barrister at Kings Chambers

Shemuel Sheikh

Barrister at Kings Chambers

Stephen Dagg

Legal Director at Womble Bond Dickinson LLP

Umi Filby

Associate at Womble Bond Dickinson LLP