Published: October 25, 2019 | Updated: October 25, 2019

Planning specialist joins Ellis Jones Solicitors

Christopher Proudley who has joined Ellis Jones as a Consultant Solicitor for planning and compulsory purchase.
By Andrew Diprose, editor

A planning specialist who worked on Arsenal FC’s Emirates Stadium development project has joined Dorset law firm Ellis Jones Solicitors.

Christopher Proudley has become a Consultant Solicitor for planning and compulsory purchase at the company.

He advises on all aspects of planning law, including planning applications and permissions, appeals, planning policy, Section 106 agreements and public inquiries. He also works closely with Ellis Jones’ commercial and residential property teams.

Mr Proudley, who has specialised in planning since qualifying 33 years ago, began his career acting for Sainsbury’s on new sites, including supermarkets in Christchurch and Alder Hills in Poole.

He worked on the Emirates Stadium regeneration project in North London, which included a new stadium for Arsenal FC as well as more than 3,000 new homes, including social housing.  His role included negotiations with Islington Council.

Other projects have included the regeneration of Clapham Park Estate in South London, as well as town centres nationwide.

Mr Proudley also assisted Farnborough Airport on an ambitious growth programme, including two public enquiries, which resulted in a multi-million pound increase in income.

Nigel Smith, Managing Partner, said: “Planning specialists of Christopher’s calibre are few and far between.

“He is a highly experienced and respected expert, and we‘re delighted to welcome him to the team.”

Ellis Jones Solicitors has offices in Bournemouth, Canford Cliffs (Poole), Christchurch, Swanage and Wimborne as well as Ringwood and London.