Policy

Berry Smith Acts in Court of Appeal Decision on Welsh Planning Policy

Dispute

Berry Smith’s Property Litigation Team has recently represented a national property developer in the Court of Appeal, in a case which provides significant clarification on the nature of planning law for proposed retail developments in Wales.

Our client proposed to develop a local motorway petrol station into a full roadside service area. However, in August 2016, the Planning Inspector refused the application for planning permission.

Is it time that you introduced an Adverse Weather Policy?

It has been estimated that the ‘Beast from the East’ cost the UK economy £1bn for each day that it wreaked havoc. Since then, we have been, quite literally, snowed under with enquiries from employers looking to mitigate the cost of lost business hours.  It is a thankless task advising clients that (because they didn’t give advance thought to the problem) their options are now very limited.