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Lee May

Partner | Commercial Property

Lee has over sixteen 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 May

Profile

Lee has over sixteen 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 advises 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 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
  • Legal Associate of the Royal Town Planning Institute - LARTPI
  • Health and Safety Lawyers Association
  • Chartered Institution for Waste Management
  • Kent Construction Focus Group

Qualifications and Memberships

  • Legal Associate of the Royal Town Planning Institute (LARTPI)

Recent Cases

Lee's recent cases include:

  • 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

Awarded to Lee