At The Wilkes Partnership, our specialist team of planning law solicitors has over 40 years’ experience gained in both the public sector and private practice, advising individuals on planning and regulatory issues.

If you are looking to build an extension onto your house, or if you are caught up in a dispute with your local authority or a neighbour regarding a planning matter, our team of expert planning lawyers based in Birmingham and Solihull can advise you on your legal position and the best way to resolve the issue.

Whether you need help with an application, an appeal or an enforcement matter, early intervention is key to solving your legal issues, providing a faster and more cost-effective solution for all parties.

Our specialist planning lawyers can provide advice and assistance on a range of issues including:

We can help you

  • Prior approval and Permitted Development Rights
  • Applications for a Certificate of Lawfulness
  • Legal issues arising from planning applications and appeals
  • Complaints to the Local Government Ombudsman
  • Preparing and advising on Section 106 agreements
  • Judicial Reviews
  • Legal issues arising from Section 73 applications
  • Section 288 challenges in relation to planning appeals
  • Ascertain whether Council’s Officers are right in a dispute you have with the Council
  • Issues relating to the Community Infrastructure Levy, including exemptions from CIL liabilities
  • Legal issues arising from listed building and conservation areas
  • Legal issues arising from enforcement matters and advice concerning a breach of planning control or other related Regulations


Leenamari Aantaa-Collier - Planning Lawyer - The Wilkes Partnership Solicitors
Leenamari Aantaa-Collier

Partner & Head of Planning

Ian Williamson
Ian Williamson

Consultant Planning Lawyer

Business Continuity Update – COVID-19

February 2021


To our valued clients and partners,

As the impact of COVID-19 continues to evolve we wanted to take the time to reassure you of the actions we are taking to protect our clients, colleagues and our wider communities, whilst working to maintain our services to you at this time.

Our commitment to you

We are open for business and will continue to provide you with the best service we can in the safest way possible. In line with Government guidance we will be limiting face-to-face contact as much as possible. We are able to facilitate all client appointments by either video or conference call to suit your needs.

If you have any queries please contact your usual legal advisor to discuss appointment options.

Our staff are set up and ready to respond to you as usual. We are working hard to mitigate any disruptions, and will continue to provide you with the legal service and advice you need, delivered with the high-level of service you have come to expect from Wilkes.

If you do experience a slight delay in hearing back from us, please bear with us. We will be in touch.

If you have a general enquiry please call us on 0121 233 4333 or email us at or contact you usual legal advisor.

Thank you for your patience during these unprecedented times. We look forward to returning to normal, with a handshake, as soon as possible.

The Wilkes Partnership Solicitors

Birmingham – 0121 233 4333  Solihull – 0121 733 8000

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