How Can David Help You?
David can advise on the whole range of planning law and property development issues you might encounter from judicial review, planning agreements, highways agreements, planning applications and appeals, environmental issues, applications for Nationally Significant Infrastructure Projects (NSIP), planning objections, compulsory purchase (CPO) etc. He acts for local authorities, pipeline operators, government departments, landowners and developers.
David has worked in the commercial property sector since 2003 with a current focus on property development, infrastructure (especially cross-country pipelines), and complex challenges (such as judicial review). He has experience in a wide range of dispute resolution procedures from the High Court to mediation. He acts for pipeline operators accounting for more than half of the UK's cross-country oil pipeline network (>3,100km).
Meeting Your Needs
David's aim is to work with you to find practical strategies and acceptable resolutions in a friendly and approachable way.
With over ten years' prior experience also in property litigation and large scale development, he has experience taking projects from conception to completion. He can help you avoid pitfalls and make the most of your opportunities.
What Others Say
David has appeared in Chambers & Partners since 2011 and previous editions state that David "combines an analytical approach with a clear grasp of the practicalities and the strategic dimension" and in the 2016 edition he is described as "a bright, diligent lawyer who deals with clients and opponents with a laid-back, easy-going and twinkling charm."
"Thorough knowledge of the pipeline industry. Good, practical and commercial advice that solves problems. To summarise: David Bird is a great lawyer." - Glenn McDonald, CLH Pipeline System (CLH-PS) Ltd
What You Might Like to Know
David is passionate about beer and cycling. When not on the bike or exploring a local micro-brewery, he likes to spend time with his wife and two young sons.