Planning Law

As an experienced planning law barrister, my area of expertise is focused on regulatory breaches of Planning Law. This would include planning enforcement notices, appeals, breaches and proceedings in the criminal courts right the way up to confiscation.

Indeed, the pursuit of money said to be derived from criminal conduct arising from the breach of an enforcement notice has become more common and the sums involved can be potentially devastating to a business or individual. If you have received a planning enforcement notice, I can help you to respond appropriately, and if you wish to appeal I can provide you with expert assistance as your planning barrister throughout this process. If you are defending yourself against charges of failing to comply with an enforcement notice, I can support an individual or organisation as a barrister with the additional support usually provided by a solicitor. My experienced professional representation helps defend you throughout your court proceedings as your planning barrister, with a thorough and evidence-backed case.

Operating as your Planning Law Barrister

Environmental impact is also a factor considered in planning applications, which are in themselves a difficult and potentially complex area of the law. When businesses have to navigate these two issues, whether separately or together, professional legal assistance can be a huge advantage.

I can provide the same kind of expert assistance and advice with all areas of planning law like most conventional planning lawyers, however as a planning law barrister, I can also represent you in court.

As your planning barrister, I will ensure throughout the process that you are well-informed about what you are facing or the implications of the action being taken against you.

If you require advice from planning solicitors or you wish to instruct me as your planning barrister, please contact me on 07771 541449 or



I met Stuart when I was on the opposing side in a recent licensing appeal. Since that time Woods Whur have instructed him in matters, in the most recent of which he won and had costs awarded in our client's favour. I would have no hesitation in recommending him.

Mr. P Whur, London

Mr Jessop is excellent at identifying the issue, asking relevant questions and setting out the way forward. He is friendly & approachable at all times and puts clients at ease. He elicits and analyses the evidence and advises clients clearly on the prospects of success. We recommend Mr Jessop to clients without hesitation.

Mr. G Hopkins, London

It’s not often you meet someone as tenacious as Mr Jessop. He is committed, efficient and persuasive and possess all of the qualities you could wish for from your lawyer. He is positive where others are negative, he shows dogged determination to deliver the right result for his client. I have no hesitation in recommending him - top class.

Mr. D Rogers, London

Stuart Jessop, counsel, has covered a number of difficult Licensing applications through Sanders Solicitors, including Hearings before Licensing Committees and Appeal Hearings in the Magistrates' Court. Clients have always been complementary of Mr. Jessop's advocacy and advice. He easily grasps the issues at hand and is readily forthcoming with advice on LW, Practice and Procedure.

Mr. C Turner, London

Stuart Jessop is a member of the Institute of Licensing and holds the Professional Licensing Practitioner’s Qualification (PLPQ) and has been ranked as a leading barrister (Band 3) for licensing in the independent publication The Legal 500 for 2015.

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Stuart Jessop Barrister
6 Pump Court

Tel: 07771 541449