Lee has over 16 years’ experience of advising clients in relation to Town and Country Planning, Environmental Law and Health and Safety. Lee acts for businesses, developers, landowners and local authorities in delivering a range of projects.
Lee qualified in 2001. He advises businesses and individuals on Planning, Environmental and Health and Safety matters. He helps clients to deal with regulators and public authorities in both transactional and enforcement cases.
In planning matters Lee helps developers, landowners and local authorities on major regeneration schemes, large residential and commercial developments, through to individual householder applications and schemes under permitted development rights. He is a Legal Associate of the Royal Town Planning Institute.
Lee negotiates and drafts planning obligations under s106 of the Town and Country Planning Act as well as Highways Act agreements and other development documentation. Lee appears for clients as an advocate at planning inquiries and hearings.
Lee also specialises in helping businesses and individuals respond to regulatory proceedings undertaken by bodies such as the Environment Agency and the Health and Safety Executive. Including enforcement appeals and criminal proceedings.
He joined Brachers in May 2010 from another Kent based firm. He started his career working in house with a local authority, giving him valuable experience of working with public sector bodies.
Lee writes regular articles for various publications including Kent Business, South East Farmer and Insider and has delivered training on legal issues to bodies such as the Royal Town Planning Institute and the Royal institution of Chartered Surveyors.
Lee specialises in:
- Town and Country Planning
- Environmental Law
- Health and Safety Law
Areas of Expertise:
Qualifications, Memberships and Awards:
- Negotiating a complex s.106 agreement for the land owner in relation to a housing development of over 400 homes.
- Acting for a defendant landowner faced with a prosecution under the Environmental Protection Act 1990 for waste offences.
- Acting for the defendant in relation to a criminal prosecution under the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 and the Control of Asbestos Regulations 2012
The approximate amount of time spent on these areas is: Planning 40% – Environment 30% – Health and Safety 30%
The Legal 500
Prompt, efficient and always helpful.
The Legal 500
Brachers’ health and safety team is ‘highly attentive, always available and willing to talk through any issues’, with team head Lee May singled out for his ‘strong in-depth knowledge of his subject area.