- Proven technical knowledge and an ability to communicate the implications of compulsory purchase for you, clearly and succinctly
- A sensitive and empathetic approach to the interaction between two parties with deep interests in the outcome of the transaction
- A creative approach to problem solving
- An unrelenting focus on achieving a timely and equitable development
Regardless of whether we are advising clients on schemes in the urban or rural environments, our Compulsory Purchase and Compensation Team ticks all these boxes.
The depth of the team’s experience is highlighted by the fact that we have advised landowners and occupiers who have been impacted by multiple projects including HS2, East West Rail and the A417 Highways improvements, as well as Acquiring Authorities engaged in replacement nuclear power stations, road improvements and large scale commercial development.
The truth is, irrespective of the nature of the proposed scheme – rail, road, energy or regeneration – one of the most compelling reasons clients appoint us is because across the firm, we have the expertise to calculate compensation costs in line with the compensation code. These could range from the impact on a business, or the cost of the loss of a building, to the long term cost of crop losses, or calculating the value of disruption to environmental stewardship schemes. Our calculations are drawn from our deep knowledge of local market values, as well as national sector trends.
For us, a critical element of successful negotiations is our involvement at an early stage, to ensure that our clients’ objectives are totally aligned with our negotiation strategy, as well as other factors - such as tax considerations which involve working with your other advisors. The nuances of our smart negotiation is guided by our goal of securing an equitable financial settlement.
Our Compensation & CPO Team works closely with other specialists drawn from across the firm to ensure that clients benefit from integrated and holistic property advice – one team, one plan, one goal.