John Dagg (1980)

Specialising in Town and Country Planning, Environment, Real Property, Compulsory Purchase and Compensation, Highways, Local Government and Administrative Law.

After graduating from Durham and Liverpool Universities John Dagg qualified and practised as a town planner.  He studied law externally prior to attending the Inns of Court School of Law and pupillage in leading Chambers in the Temple.  Until 2005 he was a member of London planning, property and administrative law Chambers.

Clients have included major trading companies, medium and small businesses, local authorities (including London Boroughs), schools, a university, associations and individuals.  He advises, draft documentation and represents in courts, tribunals, public inquiries, hearings and local authority meetings.  He presents lectures and training seminars.  Advice can be given on site, at clients’ venues or in Chambers.

Casework has included: planning applications and appeals relating to major commercial, industrial, agricultural / rural business, waste disposal and recreational proposals; residential schemes ranging from hundreds of units to a single house; heritage and natural environment; enforcement of planning control and lawfulness of development; promotion of and objection to local plans; objection to Transport and Works Act order; highways / public rights of way disputes and orders; licensing, private property disputes, specialist prosecution and defence and judicial review.

Professional Memberships: Royal Town Planning Institute (Chartered Town Planner), Planning and Environment Bar Association, Administrative Law Bar Association, United Kingdom Environmental Law Association and The Environmental Law Foundation.