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Jade Chalmers is just an absolute star. She is always great with handling clients, ensuring that cases are managed well, and only the best arguments pursued.

Legal 500 UK 2024

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.


  • Ranked in "The Planner's Women of Influence 2024", The Planner Magazine. 
  • "[Jade's] warm, relatable and experienced approach is an asset to her team and clients", The Planner Magazine 2024.  
  • Ranked "Next Generation Partner", Real Estate: Planning, Legal 500 2024
  • "Jade Chalmers leads on the planning support for our business and has demonstrated on many occasions her in-depth knowledge of the complex planning system that we operate. She leads a team that is tenacious in its review of documents yet clear in its reporting and advice, something that is critical to enable quick decisions to be made." Legal 500 UK 2024
  • "Friendly and a pleasure to work with. In particular, Jade Chalmers and Caitlin Spence were just a joy to work with, extremely knowledgeable and always on hand to assist." Legal 500 UK 2024
  • "A great team who are great collaborators. It is always at the forefront of the most interesting cases, highly responsive and diligent in what it does. It is led by a true leader in Jade Chalmers, with a great crop of talent alongside her." Legal 500 UK 2024
  • "Jade Chalmers heads up the planning team. She is brilliant with clients, astute and hard-working. An absolute pleasure to work with." Legal 500 UK 2024
  • "A very good planning team under the headship of Jade Chalmers. Excellent and clearly close relationship between a property private client base and the planning division, therefore offering a multi-disciplinary approach. The planning team has grown under Jade Chalmers and is a young, hardworking outfit." Legal 500 UK 2024
  • 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


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