CPO Training – Ashfords LLP for London Boroughs Legal Advice

Join David Richardson (Partner and Head of Planning), Robin de Wreede (Partner) and Duncan Moors (Legal Director) to review key processes, challenges, issues and considerations when conducting a CPO.

The webinar will run to a maximum 90 minutes and cover:

  • Introduction to Ashfords and the Planning Practice.
  • Using the correct power, and securing the right resolutions.
  • Scoping the land required: land referencing and the importance of knowing what land and interests are needed.
  • Acquisition of rights vs acquisition of freehold.
  • A reminder on appropriation.
  • Negotiated acquisitions: key points to consider in negotiating purchases under the shadow of CPO
  • Potential for developer "joint venture" as a delivery structure.
  • Q&A

This training is aimed at Local Authority lawyers at an intermediate-advanced level.


  • David Richardson – Partner and Head of Planning at Ashfords LLP - David specialises in planning (contentious or non-contentious), compulsory purchase and public law. David advises on the full range of planning issues that may arise in bringing forward residential development, commercial projects and mixed use regeneration schemes.
  • Robin de Wreede - Partner in the Ashfords Real Estate Team - Robin has extensive experience working with Local Authorities on property and planning matters as well as advising on urban regeneration and other major development projects.
  • Duncan Moors - Legal Director in the Real Estate Team - Duncan specialises in planning and local government and has 17 years experience working in house at a Local Authority.

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