Schofield Sweeney moves into planning with Amanda Beresford appointment

Schofield Sweeney moves into planning with Amanda Beresford appointment

Schofield Sweeney has launched a new planning department with the appointment of Amanda Beresford as partner.

Beresford is a well-respected planning expert offering strategic and commercial advice to private sector developers, energy and other infrastructure providers, residential developers, commercial developers, land and property owners, and local authorities.

A qualified planner, as well as a solicitor, Beresford has more than 20 years of experience. She is also president of the Leeds Chamber of Commerce and the region’s representative on the British Chambers of Commerce’s national planning expert panel.

With the arrival of Beresford, Schofield Sweeney is now able to provide specialist advice on planning law across all sectors, for both contentious and non-contentious matters. The team will help clients navigate planning regulations, maximise value and achieve the best practical outcomes.

Commenting on her appointment, Beresford said: “I am delighted to be joining the well respected and progressive firm of Schofield Sweeney and to working with the talented and enthusiastic team. I’m looking forward to developing the planning law practice. Significant reforms are being proposed to the planning system so now is a great time to be able to help clients consider how these might benefit their business.”

Darren Birkinshaw, partner in Schofield Sweeney’s commercial property team, added: “We are delighted to welcome Amanda to Schofield Sweeney. Her planning practice provides a fantastic addition to our commercial property and regulatory offering, and she will be able to add real value to the continually growing property offering at Schofield Sweeney and the clients who we work with.”

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