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John Webster

Partner, London

John is a Partner in DWF's National Planning team and has over 15 years of experience advising on planning law.
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John advises on the full extent of the statutory consenting and land assembly processes. He specialises in large scale commercial and residential development, regeneration schemes and energy projects. This includes acting for national developers, infrastructure operators, investors, funds and government bodies.

He has significant experience advising on the promotion of major infrastructure development (DCOs) and compulsory purchase orders (CPOs). This includes protecting clients' assets through negotiation of complex settlement agreements and also securing compulsory purchase compensation where land has been acquired compulsorily.

He has particular experience in promoting development projects in London including mixed use schemes, tall buildings, build-to-rent developments and urban logistics. John has extensive experience in advising clients in relation to Judicial Review, Legal Challenges and Planning Appeals.

John is noted in Legal 500 as having "excellent technical skills" which are "used to the greater advantage of the client".


  • Compulsory Purchase Association
  • National Infrastructure Planning Association