Lisa is a partner and joint-head of Shoosmiths’ Planning Team, driving the team’s growth forward across the UK. She also jointly heads up the firm's Living Sector.
An experienced planning lawyer, she acts on a broad range of contentious and non-contentious planning matters, including highways matters and compulsory purchase work, drafting and negotiating complex Section 106 agreements, judicial review, footpath/highway closures, infrastructure agreements and village green issues.
She has acted for a mix of public and private clients over the years including work on high profile strategic projects for clients such as NWDA and a number of local authorities as well as land promoters and developers including Ainscough Strategic Land, Peel, Vastint and Ask Developments.
Lisa’s recent project experience includes advising:
  • Vastint on their large scale mixed use schemes in London, Leeds and Cardiff;
  • Story Homes on numerous residential development schemes across the north west; and
  • Kingston Council on the regeneration of the Cambridge Road Estate, a significant scheme for the Borough working alongside Countryside to deliver over 2000 new dwellings.
Lisa joined Shoosmiths in 2013, having previously worked at Eversheds, DWF and Semple Fraser. She spent the early part of her career working in-house for local authorities including Birmingham City Council and the London Borough of Hounslow, a mix of public and private experience that clients find invaluable, as it provides empathy, insights and scope for innovation for projects at the public/private interface.
She is identified as a Leading Individual in both Legal 500 and Chambers UK, the latter stating interviewees laud her as “a really hard-working and clever lawyer who finds her way around complex problems”.
Impressed clients add “She is great to work with – she breaks things down into plain English and doesn’t baffle with detail. She is also very personable and pleasant, and very good at what she does.”.


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