Our Approach

Our Approach

As highly experienced, cross sector, project specialists we understand and share our clients’ project development vision.  We take a deep interest in optimising our clients’ prospects of success by identifying and managing legal risk throughout the pre-application, application and examination stages of the NSIP development consent order regime. 

We understand also the need for a collaborative, multi-disciplinary, team approach to the production of the numerous documents required including:

  • Draft Orders (and Explanatory Memorandum);
  • Consents Management Plan; and 
  • Environmental Statements.

We provide project team access to our cloud project management system which acts as a central depository for all team documents, actions and costs and is capable of being used to collate consultation responses saving our clients the cost of consultation software.

We take a detailed, pro-active interest in our clients’ projects, and advise from project feasibility through to the achievement of a development consent order and all other necessary statutory pre and post construction authorisations including:

  • COMAH;
  • Hazardous Substances Consent;
  • Environmental Permit;
  • Water Abstraction/Discharge; and
  • Waste Management. 

We assist the client, and team, in settling a detailed project programme (including non statutory and statutory consultation pre-application stages), and manage the production of all documents and team actions.  Based on our extensive experience of major, cross sector, development projects we have developed a suite of bespoke documents including an Authorisation Route Map, and Evidence Tree. 

As a demonstration of our commitment to the successful achievement of our clients’ vision we provide a simple and competitive fixed fee approach, discounted to allow for payment of a success fee.  Our fees are based on hourly charge rates which are the most competitive of all ‘Tier 1’ LEGAL500 law firms. 

As a specialist boutique firm, unencumbered by the overheads of a large back office team or other departments, we offer a market leading competitive fixed fee for our DCO work.