William advises clients on utility rights, compulsory purchase compensation and land assembly for major infrastructure projects.
His client portfolio ranges from national developers and scheme promotors to individual landowners affected by utility infrastructure or compulsory acquisition.
He graduated with first-class honours in BA (Hons) History at the University of Nottingham. He then converted to surveying, studying MSc Rural Estate Management (RICS-accredited) at the Royal Agricultural University, Cirencester.
William is undertaking the Assessment of Professional Competence (APC) with the intention of qualifying as a Member of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (MRICS) in the near future.
- Advising landowners on easement and wayleave rights affecting their land.
- Serving notices and negotiating nil-cost diversions for utility lines and pipelines at development sites, producing multi-million pound savings for national developers.
- Assessing loss in development value and negotiating compensation settlements for utility infrastructure which cannot be removed from development sites.
- Assessing heads of claim and negotiating statutory compensation for compulsory acquisition on behalf of affected landowners and acquiring authorities.
- Acting for scheme promotors of Development Consent Orders, including formulation of property cost estimates, books of reference, and statutory landowner consultation.