Our planning team deals with all aspects of this complex and fast-moving area of law. This includes residential, mixed use, commercial, employment and infrastructure projects.

Services for developers

Our planning team has experience of dealing with all aspects of planning, at all levels and across a full range of work-types. Our clients include many household names and we advise them on a comprehensive range of projects including residential, mixed use, commercial, employment and infrastructure projects. Additionally, we have excellent relationships with planning, highways and environmental consultants and local authorities, and we can make use of these in order to offer our clients maximum advantage.

Amanda Beresford, Head of Planning at Shulmans and a nationally-recognised leader in this field says: “We are able to draw on over 20 years of planning and environmental experience to deliver a quality service at a competitive rate.” The Planning Law Survey has named Amanda in the national top 20 highest rated planning solicitors for 2018.

Legal directory Chambers and Partners commented on the planning team, stating that "the team works very well together and is very commercially minded. They strive to meet deadlines and always do. The communication between employees is very good".

You can read various articles published in the general and specialist media on the subject of planning.

In 2018, the Shulmans Real Estate team (of which Planning is a part) won the ‘Property Law Firm of the Year’ accolade at the Yorkshire Property Industry Awards and was shortlisted for the 'Commercial Property' category at the Yorkshire Legal Awards 2019.

Our team

Amanda Beresford


Head of Planning

Direct Line +44 (0)113 297 8070

Lyn Dario


Head of Environmental & Regulatory

Direct Line +44 (0)113 297 3779

Stuart Lumb



Direct Line +44 (0)113 297 3781

Emma Thomas



Direct Line +44 (0)113 288 2842