James Felton James Felton
Consultant Solicitor

Since qualifying as a solicitor in 2004 I have gained extensive experience in local government having worked in a wide variety of local authorities throughout the country.  My main area of work has been planning law matters at both district and unitary authority level with particular emphasis on:-

  • Drafting and negotiating planning agreements to secure a diverse range of obligations;
  • Reviewing and where necessary amending existing obligations due to changes in scheme viability;
  • Advising on enforcement cases and where necessary drafting notices and conducting associated litigation;
  • Advising on general planning law/local government queries including Injunction/Judicial Review proceedings.

Throughout my career in local government I have undertaken a large amount of litigation work in diverse areas from housing to the stopping-up of highways and am happy to advise persons subject to enforcement proceedings by a local authority having previously conducted such proceedings.

I have substantial experience of volume debt recovery/mortgage and rental arrears possession work along with commercial rent arrears recovery and insolvency proceedings too gained both in the public sector and in-house whilst working for a bank prior to entering local government so am fully aware of the need for a cost-effective efficient recovery process. I have also undertaken a great deal of nuisance-based possession proceedings during my time in local government and am happy to accept instructions/advise on such matters for social landlords.

I have a flexible and pragmatic approach to my work and am happy to work with businesses, private individuals and the public sector based on my past experience.

Practice areas

Debt RecoveryPlanning Law

Locations

WrexhamWrexham

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