Brian is a Partner specialising in planning and environmental law. He has a wealth of experience – ranging from major infrastructure projects (NSIPs), enforcement, listed buildings, environmental impact assessment and compulsory purchase to water pollution, land contamination and waste. Brian is an experienced advocate at appeal and in the Magistrates' Court and regularly acts on cases before the higher Courts, judicial review and appeal.
Brian joined Clyde & Co in 2016. He was previously head of the Norton Rose Planning and Environmental Law Team and most recently, head of the Osborne Clarke team. Brian’s practice encompasses both the planning and environmental law regime. In terms of planning his expertise includes major infrastructure projects (NSIPs) – ports – railways –airports and highways, planning applications, appeals, legal agreements, environmental impact assessment, local plan examinations, listed buildings, enforcement and compulsory purchase. On the environmental front, Brian regularly advises on issues such as land contamination, water pollution, statutory nuisance, waste and emissions to air. Brian acts as an advocate at planning appeals, NSIP examinations and appears before the Magistrates' Courts and is an expert in judicial review and appeals to the higher Courts.
Founding editor and principal author of the Butterworths Planning Law Encyclopaedia, Brian is also a member of the Practical Law Environment Consultation Board. He is a former Chairman of the Law Society’s Planning and Environmental Law Committee, Past Master of the Worshipful Company of Solicitors and a Liveryman of the Gardeners’ Company.
Brian Greenwood has unparalleled experience in the ports sector and is a wise and tenacious adviser in this field
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Brian Greenwood and Ian Ginbey are the standout practitioners both providing very clear and pragmatic advice.
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