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Jade Chalmers – always available, nice to deal with, understands a developers mindset, understands money and cost against timing, great relationship with others, respected.

Legal 500 2023
About

Jade Chalmers is a solicitor specialising in all planning matters for a wide range of residential and commercial property developers, leading house builders,  property companies, investment funds, and high-net-worth individuals.

Jade advises on complex s.106 agreements, planning applications, the Community Infrastructure Levy regulations, highway agreements,  planning appeals, listed buildings and conservation areas. She also advises on the planning and environmental aspects of major property and corporate transactions. 

Recent work
  • Successfully advising Southern Grove on a planning appeal for a 19 and 13 storey building for 144 affordable homes and two commercial units adjacent to Ealing West Crossrail Station. The appeal was successful with planning permission granted, and a full costs award against the Council imposed.
  • Advising clients on the Community Infrastructure Levy Regulations including the process to be followed, reliefs available, CIL appeals and challenges to the High Court and the Court of Appeal.
  • Negotiating complex highways and planning agreements with local authorities to facilitate the grant of planning permission.
  • Advising developer and funder on the planning aspects of a renewable energy project which is the UK's largest planned battery energy storage project with a development value of £214 million pounds.
  • Acting for a property investment company on the planning aspects of a portfolio acquisition of hotels across London to a value of circa £100 million.
  • Provided specialist planning and highways advice on a mixed use scheme for more than 400 student flats in a landmark building in Bristol City Centre.
  • Advising a property investment company on the planning aspects of their substantial real estate portfolio across London with a portfolio value of circa £400 million pounds.
     
Accolades
  • Ranked "Next Generation Partner", Real Estate: Planning, Legal 500 2023
  • ''Jade Chalmers – led from the front and delivered an incredible appeal decision and costs award.'' Legal 500 2023
  • ''Jade Chalmers is brilliant. Very competent, Howard Kennedy have a great relationship with councils and other firms which makes the process much easier.'' Legal 500 2023
  • ''Jade Chalmers – always available, nice to deal with, understands a developers mindset, understands money and cost against timing, great relationship with others, respected.'' Legal 500 2023
  • Ranked "Next Generation Partner", Real Estate: Planning, Legal 500 2022
  • "Jade is a legal force to be reckoned with: simultaneously securing client objectives with fierce intelligence, insight, and charm."
  • "Jade has particular expertise in complex planning and development tax matters, ensuring her client’s interests remain safeguarded."
  • Ranked "Rising Star",  Real Estate: Planning, Legal 500 2021.
 
Did you know

Jade has cycled across the Andes.

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