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Chair - Vicky Fowler, Gowling WLG


Partner
Gowling WLG
4 More London Riverside
London 
SE1 2AU

Vicky Fowler, Partner, Gowling WLG

Vicky is a solicitor and partner in the award winning Planning team of Gowling WLG jointly leading their compulsory purchase and compensation work. Vicky appears as a leading individual in the legal directories with accolades that describe her as “a thoughtful and incisive lawyer who has great capacity”.

Vicky became a Committee Member of the CPA in 2015 and is a strong supporter of its aims and objectives. Vicky is particularly committed to the reform of the compulsory purchase process and compulsory purchase compensation and while on the Committee has chaired the reform sub group, participating in the representations and discussions with DCLG.
Since qualifying as a solicitor in 1998 Vicky has advised on a large number of regeneration and infrastructure projects involving the use of compulsory purchase powers and the settlement of compensation claims including: Bracknell town centre; the Homes and Communities Agency’s regeneration of Greenwich Peninsula; Woolwich Love Lane and Liverpool City Council’s development of Liverpool One (Paradise Street). Vicky also advised on the implementation of the compulsory purchase powers in the Thames Tunnel Tideway Development Consent Order.

As well as acting for promoters of compulsory purchase orders Vicky also advises claimants. Vicky advised Apethorpe Country Estate on compulsory purchase compensation issues following DCMS’s compulsory Acquisition of the Grade I Listed country house, Apethorpe Hall and have advised claimants on representations and compensation claims relating to HS2, Metrolink, CTRL and Crossrail. The breadth and depth of experience that Vicky has gained provides a balanced perspective of the issues that concern members and the parties they advise.

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Vice Chair - Jonathan Stott, Gateley Hamer


Jon Stott
Director

Gateley Hamer

One Eleven, 
Edmund Street, 
Birmingham 
B3 2HJ

Jon Stott, Director, Gateley Hamer

Jonathan is Managing Director of Gateley Hamer and heads their Compulsory Purchase & Compensation team having established it when joining the firm in 2013.  Jonathan has over 13 years' experience working in the field of compulsory purchase and he was co-opted on the CPA Committee in 2015 and elected for a two-year term in 2016.  

 
Jonathan has experience working for promoting and acquiring authorities and for claimants.  He is a RICS accredited expert witness and regularly gives evidence to public inquiries, hearings and Select Committees.  
 
Since joining the CPA Jonathan has been actively involved with the YCPA, spending two years on the YCPA Steering Group, the Midlands regional CPA group, where he continues to be a Committee member, and he has recently taken on Chairmanship of the Outreach and PR working group, aimed at encouraging graduates to consider careers involving compulsory purchase, increasing membership of the CPA and increasing awareness and authority of the CPA through PR strategies.
 
As if to underline his love of all things compulsory purchase Jonathan can be followed on the Twitter handle @MisterCPO!

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Immediate Past Chairman - Colin Cottage, Glenny LLP



Colin Cottage, BSc (Hons) MRICS IRRV
Partner, 

Glenny LLP
Unex Tower,  

Station Street, 
Stratford, 
London E15 1DA

Colin Cottage BSc (Hons) MRICS IRRV, Partner, Glenny LLP

Colin qualified as a chartered surveyor in 1991 and has specialised in providing compulsory purchase and compensation advice to both acquiring authorities and claimants for almost twenty years.
 
Colin’s experience extends to advising on CPO’s for acquiring authorities at Dagenham, Stratford, Woolwich, Canning Town, Harlow, Dartford; Sandwich; Ranham and Romford.  He was one of the GLA’s principle advisors for the CPO used to secure land at Stratford for the 2012 Olympic Games and legacy development.
 
Colin also acts for claimants affected by the use of compulsory purchase powers and currently advises landowners and occupiers in relation to CPOs being used to promote Crossrail, HS2, the Trafford Metrolink, the Thames Tideway Tunnel, the Bank Station Capacity Upgrade and a range of other regeneration and infrastructure based projects in locations that include Purfleet, Brent Cross, Tottenham and Enfield.
 
Colin has experience of giving written and oral expert evidence at Public Inquiry, the High Court and the Upper Tribunal (Lands Chamber).



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Hon. Secretary  - Paul Astbury BSc (Hons) FRICS, Partner, Carter Jonas LLP

(full details further down)

Hon. Treasurer - Henry Church MRICS, Senior Director, CBRE 

(full details below)

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Board Members - 2016/7 intake

 

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Henry Church MRICS 
Senior Director
CBRE
Henrietta House,
Henrietta Place,
London,
W1G 0NB

Henry Church MRICS, Senior Director, CBRE
Henry has advised both acquiring authorities and affected parties in relation to the use of compulsory purchase and compensation on regeneration, transportation and utility projects for 20 years.

Beginning with predominantly easements and wayleaves for claimants in Kent he progressed on to dealing with acquisitions for motorways and trunk roads as well as in respect of regeneration projects.

Subseuqently he has provided advice in respect of enabling works for Heathrow Terminal 5 and the Olympic Park as well as for both Thurrock Thames Gateway and West Northamptonshire Development Corporations on major regeneration schemes together with numerous other town  centre and transportation schemes.  He is currently advising in respect of a number of energy schemes.

He has appeared as an expert witness at CPO inquiries on many occasions and advised in respect of a number of Tribunal references.

He is a visiting lecturer at the Royal Agricultural College, Cirencester.

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Rebecca Clutten

Barrister

Francis Taylor Building
Inner Temple
London
EC4Y 7BY

Rebecca Clutten, Barrister, Francis Taylor Building
Rebecca Clutten is a barrister at Francis Taylor Building. As well as being on the CPA’s Committee, she is also an active member of the steering group for the YCPA – the arm of the CPA specifically aimed at those under 35 or with less than ten years’ post-qualification experience. The group promotes learning and best practice amongst those entering the field.

She is instructed on a wide range of compulsory purchase and compensation matters, both in her own right and as a junior. Highlights include her successful promotion of Westminster City Council’s CPO for the regeneration of the Dudley House estate in Paddington and appearing before the Select Committee on the High Speed 2 Bill in respect of compensation arrangements. In addition to her advisory practice and work before the Tribunal, Rebecca also has experience of advising clients during mediation.

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Matthew Collings

Eversheds Sutherland LLP
Eversheds House
70 Great Bridgewater Street
Manchester
M1 5ES

Matthew Collings, Eversheds Sutherland LLP

Matthew is a Principal Associate based in Eversheds' Manchester office, having previously qualified as a barrister.

He has advised on a number of significant regeneration and development projects and has been involved in progressing substantial schemes both in the north west and nationally, dealing with all aspects of planning - both to public and private sector clients.  Matthew has particular expertise in compulsory purchase and compensation matters.  He is recognised as an 'Associate to Watch' in Chambers and Partners 2017 with his "knowledge and awareness" being described as "first class".

Matthew is also a Committee Member of the Professional Advisory Board of the University of Salford’s School of the Built Environment.

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Raj Gupta

Legal Director

Pinsent Masons LLP

30 Crown Place

London

EC2A 4ES

Raj Gupta, Legal Director, Pinsent Masons LLP

Raj is a Legal Director specialising in CPO, compensation and planning issues.

Raj acts for both public and private sector clients on a range of contentious and non-contentious matters including the negotiation of section 106 agreements, litigation in the Upper Tribunal (Lands Chamber), promotion of and opposition to CPOs, Transport & Works Act Orders, Development Consent Orders and Hybrid Bills in Parliament. He specialises particularly in town centre regeneration and transport infrastructure schemes and in the resolution of disputes relating to compulsory purchase compensation.

Raj is praised in Legal 500 for being “an excellent technician” and in Chambers as “well-respected and pragmatic”.

Raj is an active member of the Compulsory Purchase Association and is a board director.  

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John Sayer

Director
CBRE
Henrietta House
Henrietta Place
London
W1G 0NB


John Sayer, Director, CBRE
John is a Chartered Surveyor and Director in the CBRE Compulsory Purchase Team based in London. He has 15 years of property experience and for the last decade has focussed his career on compulsory purchase and land assembly. He advises a variety of acquiring authorities, development partners, and claimants on regeneration and infrastructure projects across the UK. Such schemes include the Olympics & Legacy CPO, Westfield & Hammerson’s redevelopment of Croydon’s retail centre, Ballymore’s Brentford Waterside redevelopment, High Speed 1, High Speed 2, Rowner Renewal, Thames Tideway Tunnel, and Heathrow Airport.


John was a member of the Young CPA steering group for three years since its inception in 2013 and also undertook the co-ordinator role for the group.

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Board Members - 2017/18 intake

 

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Barry Denyer Green Hon RICS, Hon CAAV, LLM PhD 

Barrister
Falcon Chambers
Falcon Court
London
EC4Y 1AA


Barry Denyer Green HonRICS LLM PhD, Barrister, Falcon Chambers
Hon member of the RICS. Hon member of the Central Association of Agricultural Valuers. Fellow of the College of Estate Management. Editor of the Estates Gazette Law Reports 1987-2006. Joint editor of the Planning Law Reports 1986-2006. Author of: Compulsory Purchase and Compensation (10th Edition) 2013; Development Law and Planning (4th Edition) 2012; Law of Commons and of Town and Village Greens (2nd Edition) (2006) (Joint author).

Barry is also a past chairman of the CPA, and is a frequent contributor to the CPA’s stakeholder engagement papers.


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Paul Astbury BSc (Hons) FRICS
Partner and Head of Compulsory Purchase

Carter Jonas LLP
One Chapel Place
London
W1G 0BG

Paul Astbury BSc (Hons) MRICS, Partner and Head of Compulsory Purchase, Carter Jonas

Paul Astbury spent fifteen years at Transport for London Group Property acquiring property through compulsory purchase on a variety of schemes including Crossrail, the Jubilee Line Extension, Docklands Light Railway Lewisham Extension, and East London Line Extension, as well as station improvement and congestion relief schemes. Paul is Partner and Head of Compulsory Purchase at Carter Jonas.  He has extensive experience in dealing with High Speed Rail and urban regeneration schemes for acquiring authorities, developers and affected landowners and ocuppiers. 


Paul is a past chairman of the CPA, and is heavily involved in the CPA’s reform activities; and led the
Planning Assumptions working group on the Localism Act.

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Richard Guyatt
Partner
Womble Bond Dickinson LLP
3 Temple Quay
Temple Back East
Bristol
BS1 6DZ



Richard Guyatt, Partner, Womble Bond Dickinson LLP

Richard is a partner at Bond Dickinson's nationally recognised planning and infrastructure team. He has 20 years' experience dealing with compulsory purchase matters. Over the last five years he has specialised in the area of nationally significant infrasructure projects and in particular advising applicants on the compulsory acquisition processes for Development Consent Orders.

He has also acted on a number of town centre regeneration schemes for promoters and local authorities. On the 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 Channel Tunnel Rail Link and HS2 acquisitions, Crossrail and on several Transport and Works Orders.

Richard has been a member of the Compulsory Purchase Association since 2003. Over the last 3 years he has co-ordinated the reform group for the CPA, meeting with Government Departments and other key CPO participants to put forward the case for reform.
 
He regularly lectures on compulsory purchase issues and has been a speaker at past CPA conferences.

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Adrian Maher MRICS
Aspire Compulsory purchase,

Holden House

57 Rathbone Place

London 

W1T 1JU

Adrian Maher MRICS, Aspire Compulsory purchase

Adrian is the former head of Operational Property at Transport for London. He led the compulsory purchase team  for over 30 years and has been responsible for the land acquisition on a number of major compulsory purchase schemes including the East London Line extension, Jubilee Line extension, Croydon Tramlink and more recently Crossrail. He was responsible for a compensation budget of over £1bn and some of the leading cases on compulsory purchase such as Spirerose..

He has been a committee member of the CPA since 2013 and has played a key role in the recent reforms in the Housing and Planning Act 2016 and Neighbourhood Planning Act.

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Keith Murray
Principal, 

Keith Murray Associates,
53 High Rd,
Bushy Heath,
Herts,
WD23 1EE

Keith Murray, Principal, Keith Murray Associates
Keith Murray is a Fellow of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors. He started his career with the Valuation Office where he dealt with all aspects of compulsory purchase and compensation advice; primarily advising local authorities and government departments. He subsequently worked at the VO head office as a specialist valuer dealing with development land tax, capital gains tax and capital transfer tax.

For twelve years he was a partner with Edwin Hill in charge of the Specialist Services Department responsible for advising clients in connection with compulsory purchase and compensation. In 2000 he set up Keith Murray Associates to provide a specialist service in compulsory purchase and compensation with a personal approach. Keith Murray Associates is one of the UK’s leading experts in compulsory purchase and compensation.

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Sara Fowler 

Partner, 

Ernst & Young LLP

1 Colmore Square 

Birmingham 

B4 6HQ 


Sara Fowler, Partner, EY 

I am an accountant and partner with Ernst & Young (EY), and a practising member of the Academy of Experts and a CEDR accredited mediator.   I have been with EY for 30 years, a partner for the past 17 years, and senior partner for EY Midlands until 30 June 2017.


As an expert in forensic services, I specialise in working with clients to develop strategies for dispute management involving negotiated settlements, mediations and arbitration. As the head of EY’s compulsory purchase team, my primary area of specialism is advising on financial and commercial issues in relation to compensation claims arising on extinguishment and/or relocation. In that regard I have acted as an expert witness in claims for compulsory purchase over a period of 20 years and have given evidence in court proceedings including what is now the Upper Tribunal (Lands Chamber), most notably as the accounting expert for the claimant in the Optical Express case. 


Alongside my role at EY, I am the chair of the CBI in the West Midlands and the chair of St Basils, a Birmingham based charity that acts to prevent youth homelessness.

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Charles Clarke 

Principal Solicitor 

Transport for London 

6th Floor Windsor House 

42-50 Victoria Street 

London 

SW1H 0TL


Charles Clarke Principal Lawyer, Transport for London 

Charles is a Principal Lawyer at Transport for London and has previously been a partner at law firm Bircham Dyson Bell. Charles has extensive experience in acting for acquiring authorities on compulsory purchase issues. He has previously advised on projects such as the Hinkley Point C Connection Project and the Richborough Connection Project and currently advises on a range of projects for Transport for London including Crossrail 2, Bakerloo Line Extension, East London crossings, highway schemes as well as the Bank, Camden and Holborn station capacity upgrades. Charles was also involved in the passage of the Neighbourhood Planning Act 2017 through Parliament and remains actively involved in future law reform.

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Co-opted Members

 

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Odell Milne
Partner
Brodies LLP

15 Atholl Crescent
Edinburgh EH3 8HA
Scotland UK

Odell Milne, Partner, Brodies LLP

Odell led Brodies’ market leading Land and Rural Business team between 2007 and 2016 and has many years’ experience advising on major infrastructure projects, compulsory purchase and commercial developments. She is ranked by The Legal 500 and Chambers & Partners for both agricultural law and transport, with the latter commenting that “sources suggest Odell Milne is "one of the top land property experts in Scotland”. 

 
Odell has particular expertise on all aspects of compulsory purchase, notably advising on legislation and procedure, managing land acquisition and compensation claims. She also has extensive experience in advising in connection with Private Bill and TAWS procedure. She is co-author of the Stair Memorial Encyclopaedia Volume “Compulsory Acquisition and Compensation”, regularly speaks at seminars and conferences on the topics of Compulsory Purchase and Compensation and contributes articles to a range of Journals.  She has also been actively involved in the Scottish Law Commission’s Consultation on Reform of Compulsory Purchase legislation.

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Alisdair Lowe, 

Associate Director, 
BNP Paribas Real Estate
9 Colmore Row 
Birmingham

B3 2BJ


Alasdair Lowe, Associate Director, BNP Paribas Real Estate
Alasdair Lowe an experienced Valuation and CPO surveyor and an Associate Director within BNP Compulsory Purchase and Infrastructure Team, representing clients on both sides of the Compulsory Purchase divide. 
 
Acquiring Authority clients have included Local Authorities promoting Compulsory Purchase Orders, Transport and Works Act Orders and Development Consent Orders across the Midlands and the North of England. 
 
He has represented a broad range of clients who have been affected by the High Speed 2 railway scheme, from National House Builders and Commercial Property Investment companies, to individual agricultural landowners and business owners.  
 
He has been involved with the YCPA for over 18 months and is the current chair - using his time in the role to actively promote Compulsory Purchase as a career option for Real Estate students entering the industry.  He regularly speaks at CPD sessions and also spoke on the issue of Access to Justice at the 2016 CPA AGM.


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Gary Soloman
Partner
Burges Salmon

One Glass Wharf

Bristol

BS2 0ZX

Gary Soloman, Partner, Burges Salmon LLP

Gary is Partner and head of Burges Salmon’s Planning and Compulsory Purchase team. He provides compulsory purchase and compensation advice to both acquiring authorities and claimants. Gary is currently leading the team acting for the Isle of Anglesey County Council in relation to the proposed new nuclear power station at Wylfa, including acting for the Council as local highway authority in promoting compulsory purchase orders for major highway works connected with the development proposals.  He also acted for Bristol City Council and North Somerset Council on their successful joint promotion of compulsory purchase orders and side road orders for the South Bristol Link.  Gary has advised on a number of town and city centre regeneration schemes for acquiring authorities.  He is currently involved in a large scale leisure-led scheme in Peterborough City Centre and is advising on complex compensation issues in relation to a major mixed-use scheme in SW London.  Gary is a national committee member of the CPA.

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Sue Rixon

Legal Executive

LB Kensington

Tri-Borough Legal Services
Kensington Town Hall
Hornton Street
London 
W8 7NX


Sue Rixon, Legal Executive, LB Kensington




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Greg Dickson BSc(Hons) MA MRTPI

Planning Director

Barton Willmore
Tower 12

18/22 Bridge Street
Spinningfields
Manchester
M3 3BZ


Greg Dickson BSc(Hons) MA MRTPI, Planning Director, Barton Willmore

Greg has had varied private sector experience including promotion of strategic mixed-use, commercial, highway infrastructure, rail freight and logistics development.

As well as handling a variety of detailed planning applications, Greg has assisted on a number of complex projects involving Compulsory Purchase Orders (CPO). He is commercially aware and has a proven track record in delivering results for our clients.
Greg also plays an active role in the Compulsory Purchase Association and is a member of the management board; and is a member of the National Infrastructure Planning Association (NIPA).

 
 
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