Bob specialises in planning and development and has worked on many major agreements relating to residential and commercial developments, instructed by a wide variety of clients including local authorities and developers. He has extensive experience of planning (including advocacy at public inquiries), negotiation of planning terms, drafting planning agreements, project development and project appraisal.
Bob was an independent board member of a large regional housing association having chaired its development, audit and remuneration committees. He is currently chair of a small homeless charity.
Bob has been recognised in the Legal 500 'Hall of Fame' as an elite leading lawyer at the pinnacle of the profession for receiving constant praise by his clients.
He has published “Certificates of Lawfulness A guide to Making and Determining Applications” which he co-wrote with Meyric Lewis.
Former local government lawyer Bob McGeady at Ashtons Legal advises on planning and policy issues. He has ‘good knowledge, and an informal approach that is easy to understand'. - Legal 500
Consultant Bob McGeady of Ashtons Legal is well respected across the region and acts for a wide range of clients including local authorities, landowners and developers on planning matters. Sources note his expertise in both private and public sector matters, with one appreciating his "insight into the nuances of work where public authorities are involved." - Chambers & Partners
Bob McGeady at Ashtons Legal is ‘highly impressive for his knowledge, ability and speed’. - Legal 500
Bob McGeady has previous in-house experience at local authorities, and continue to advise on planning and policy matters.- Legal 500
Bob McGeady is widely considered to be one of the leading planning lawyers in East Anglia. He is described by sources as "very affable, approachable and ready to share his extensive knowledge and experience." - Legal 500
Bob McGeady ‘brings a commercial edge to public law transactions’ - Legal 500
"The ‘consistently reliable’ Bob McGeady is praised for his ‘up-to-date knowledge deployed with assurance and a canny sense of the commercial implications’. McGeady is ‘a star in the firmament of planning lawyers; his previous experience with local planning authorities means he is exceptionally well placed to deliver what clients need in complex negotiations and contentious disputes’." - Legal 500
Clients say Bob McGeady always provides "prompt and clear advice and fights his client's corner." - Chambers & Partners, 2018
By Bob McGeady
If you’re attempting to get planning permission to develop your property, you need to ensure that you understand exactly what is expected of you, and what requirements you need to meet in order for your application to be acce...