New partner joins WFW to set up Planning practice

6 October 2011

Watson, Farley & Williams (“WFW”), a leading international law firm, is pleased to announce the recruitment of a new partner to its London office.

Gareth Phillips joins to establish a Planning practice. He specialises in obtaining development and other statutory consents for both private and public sector clients for major redevelopment proposals, and has many years’ experience of working on infrastructure projects, including airport and energy-related developments. Gareth is currently a senior associate at SNR Denton.

Gareth Phillips comments: “The prospect of establishing a Planning practice at WFW fits neatly with my own ambitions as well as the firm’s strategic directions, and I eagerly anticipate being able to grow the practice over the next few years”.

Managing partner Michael Greville said:“The development of a Planning practice is part of the continuing expansion of our London office and reflects the increasing demand for specialist expertise to cover the full range of legal issues which arise in development projects”.