New National Head Of Planning At Irwin Mitchell

Carl Dyer Appointed To Lead National Planning Team


Karen Roberts, Press Officer | 0207 400 8714

Leading real estate law firm Irwin Mitchell has appointed Carl Dyer as Head of its UK National Planning team. Carl was previously Head of Planning at Thomas Eggar, the law firm that recently merged with Irwin Mitchell to create a truly national real estate practice.  Partner, Martha Grekos remains as Head of the Planning and Infrastructure Team in London.

Carl Dyer will be working to build Irwin Mitchell’s planning team further, and heads a team of seven specialist planning lawyers who practice from the London, Manchester and Gatwick offices.  Irwin Mitchell's planning team boasts clients which include IDI Gazeley, Redevco, Henry Boot, Welbeck Land, Christ’s Hospital, Mas Rei, and News Corporation UK Ltd
Carl has thirty years’ experience in Town and County Planning, having worked both in local government (Havant Borough Council and  Brighton City Council) and then in private practice, including 20 years in city firms including Norton Rose, BLP, McGuinness Finch  and Osborne Clarke. He joined Thomas Eggar in 2009. He has particular expertise in securing planning for mixed use development including retail and residential, education and care homes.

Planning is part of Irwin Mitchell’s national real estate practice, which since merger now consists of 50 partners and over 160 lawyers specialising in real estate law in office locations including London, Manchester, Sheffield, Leeds, Birmingham, Gatwick, Southampton, and Chichester.

Expert Opinion
The merger with Thomas Eggar has been very exciting for our real estate business, increasing its size by 80%, giving us even stronger UK coverage and broadening our offer to our real estate clients. As well as offering the full remit of commercial real estate services, we can now have proven expertise in residential property and agricultural business and estates. Planning is an important part of our real estate offer, particularly in today’s market. The Government is continually tinkering with planning legislation in its efforts to encourage more house building and subsequent infrastructure development and we are well placed to cater for this increasingly complex environment.
Paul Firth , Partner

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