Certificates of Lawful Use and Development: A Guide to Making and Determining Applications

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Ashtons Legal are pleased to be promoting a book which has been written by Planning and Development Consultant Bob McGeady along with renowned Barrister Meyric Lewis.

The book, entitled ‘Certificates of Lawful Use and Development: A Guide to Making and Determining Applications’ is intended as guide for those who have to engage with the issue of certificates of lawfulness. It is written from a practical point of view breaking down each aspect of the process from identifying the breach through to either drafting a certificate or crafting reasons for refusal. Each chapter explains the relevant law and then concludes with a checklist to enable either the applicant for a certificate or the decision maker to check their progress against the statutory and case law requirements.

The book will aid those who either regularly or infrequently engage with this process and is intended as an easy aide memoir to enable them to progress a certificate of lawfulness matter.

The book is available to purchase from http://www.lawbriefpublishing.com/product/certificatesoflawfuluseanddevelopment/ and for a short time only purchasers can get 20% off the full price (£49.99) by using the discount code cdu9753.

About the Authors:

Bob McGeady is Ashtons’ Planning and Development Consultant and has over 30 years’ experience working on many major agreements relating to residential and commercial developments. He has a wide variety of clients including local authorities and developers. Bob has extensive experience of planning (including advocacy at public inquiries), negotiation of planning terms, drafting planning agreements, project development and project appraisal.

Meyric Lewis is a Barrister based at Francis Taylor Building in London. He specialises in all aspects of planning (including environmental assessment) and compulsory purchase both at inquiries and in the courts at all appellate levels. Clients range from substantial developers to public authorities and individual developers or objectors.


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