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Planning expert Jacqueline Backhaus joins Trowers & Hamlins

Planning expert Jacqueline Backhaus joins Trowers & Hamlins

Trowers & Hamlins LLP, the City, National and International law firm, has recruited planning specialist and former Head of Planning at Finers Stephens and Innocent, Jacqueline Backhaus to join the Commercial Property team in London. Jacqueline joined the firm on 16 January 2012.

Jacqueline has broad experience in all planning matters including negotiating planning applications, handling appeals on a wide variety of development schemes, dealing with strategic land use planning and negotiating complex planning, highways and related agreements.

In addition, Jacqueline has particular expertise in compulsory purchase and compensation matters and enforcement issues and is a member of the Compulsory Purchase Association.  Jacqueline also regularly undertakes advocacy at public inquiries for both private clients and local authorities.  Recent highlights for Jacqueline include a successful challenge in the Court of Appeal to a decision of the Secretary of State in relation to S18 Land Compensation Act Appeal concerning the Lower Lea Valley, Olympic & Legacy Compulsory Purchase Order 2006 on behalf of the Rooff Group Ltd. now remitted back to the Secretary of State for redetermination.

Jeremy Joiner, Partner and Head of Commercial Property comments: "Jacqueline has a wealth of expertise and experience to add to the firm's planning team.  Planning is a core part of our Real Estate offering and we are delighted to be able to expand the expertise we offer to our clients."

Jacqueline Backhaus commented: "I am excited about the move to Trowers & Hamlins and the opportunities it will bring.  Trowers & Hamlins has an established reputation in private and public sector Real Estate and there is a lot of synergy with my experience and expertise."