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Weightmans bolsters planning law expertise with Pritchard hire

Law firm Weightmans has hired Bob Pritchard as a partner in the national planning and infrastructure team, based in its Leeds office.

Pritchard previously worked at Eversheds where he was Head of Devolution Matters. He has also worked at a senior level in local government including monitoring officer and head of legal roles in addition to specialising in planning and infrastructure.

Weightmans said: “He has considerable experience of all aspects of planning law and has played a leading role in some of the most significant regeneration schemes and major development projects in the Leeds City Region. He also advises on issues concerning devolution and city region planning.”

In addition to his legal practice, Bob is a Legal Associate of the Royal Town Planning Institute and a visiting lecturer in planning matters at Leeds Beckett University. 

Lee Gordon, Partner and Head of Weightmans Planning and Infrastructure team, said: “I’m delighted to welcome Bob to our quickly growing team. Bob has a fantastic reputation in the market, brings a wealth of experience and has already made a really positive impact. He is trusted adviser to many public bodies in the region and nationally on large scale and sensitive projects and his track record of delivery speaks for itself.”

Pritchard said: “Weightmans’ Planning and Infrastructure team is quickly establishing itself as a leading authority in the industry and I look forward to working with the team to continue to develop the practice even further.”

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