Planning and Land
Poonam has dealt with a broad range of planning related matters and is experienced in advising from the early stages through to Inquiry and enforcement.
She has advised and represented both developers and Local Planning Authorities at planning inquiries. She has advised on injunctive relief, lawful uses of land and special controls under the Town and Country Planning Act 1990. Poonam is very familiar with managing the often-competing interests involved in planning and clients welcome her commercially pragmatic approach to litigation.
Poonam is a contributor to the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) online publication on Planning Conditions and Obligations. Poonam regularly advises planning consultants and other specialists in the field under the Licensed Access Scheme. Please contact the 12CP clerks for further information.
In the field of planning enforcement, Poonam regularly appears in the Magistrates’ Court and Crown Court. She has prosecuted and defended companies and individuals charged with offences including non-compliance with enforcement notices, breach of condition notices, advertisement offences, breach of tree preservation regulations and related environmental offences. Poonam has also assisted local planning authorities in responding to unauthorised encampments.
Poonam also has experience of dealing with highway boundary disputes, she has advised and acted on behalf of highways authorities dealing with claims in trespass and disputes over verges.
Poonam offers training on planning related matters. Please contact the 12CP Clerks for more information.
Regulatory and Local Government
Poonam has experience of dealing with a broad range of local government and regulatory matters. She is particularly adept at dealing with complex and overlapping areas of law and presenting them in an accessible manner.
She has experience in dealing with matters involving Health & Safety Regulations, Housing Standards (residential HMOs), Trading Standards, Animal Welfare, Anti-Social behaviour, Building Regulations and all areas of Licensing.
Poonam has also dealt with interlocutory and final hearings on the small claims, fast track and multi-track. She has experience of representing insurers at Stage 3 hearings, infant approvals and is available for instruction in personal injury matters.