Strategic Planning Advisor
Pinsent Masons LLP

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE
Pinsent Masons LLP 2018-present
Strategic Planning Advisor providing thought leadership in development planning with a specific focus on emerging technologies and their regulatory impacts
Birketts LLP 2015-2018 Senior Associate
Cambridge City Council 2014-2015 corporate growth manager
Essex County Council 2013-2014 assistant solicitor and deputy monitoring officer
Waltham Forest Council 2011-2013 Assistant solicitor
Branches Homeless Shelter 2010-2011 Assistant CEO
Herbert Smith Freehill 2005-2010 professional support lawyer
Cambridge City Council 2000-2005 project manager of city centre redevelopment
Cambridge City Council 1997-2000 planning solicitor
Taylor Vinters LLP 1993-2000 legal assistant
North Yorkshire County Council 1987-1990 legal assistant
Broxbourne Borough Council 1984-1987 trainee legal executive

ACADEMIC EXPERIENCE
2020 Research Fellow at the Open Data Institute, working on digital ethics
2003-2005 Junior Fellow, and Director of Studies in Land Economy, Magdalene College Cambridge
1999-2005 Lecturer in Planning Law and Policy, Department of Land Economy, Cambridge

QUALIFICATIONS
2013-2017 Anglia Ruskin University PhD on the meaning and interpretation of sustainable development in the planning framework
2007-2010 London Metropolitan University MA in Integrative Counselling
2005-2007 Level 1 and 2 Counselling skills
2000-2005 Open University Diploma in Psychology
1997-1999 Completion of Law Society Finals
1993-1997 Completion of Common Professional Examination
1990 Cambridge University BA in English Literature (2:1)
1989 A level English
1984-1989 ILEX Level 1 and 2
1984 A level English, Law
1983 O level English Language, English Literature, Mathematics, French, German, Latin, Biology Chemistry and History

PUBLICATIONS
2021 Chapter: “Law” in “Dilemmas of Sustainable Urban Development: A View from Practice (Routledge)
2020 Journal of Planning and Environmental Law: Issue 7 The Equality Act 2010: Where Next After a Decade of “Due Regard”, Issue 8 Rise of the (Planning) Machines: AI and planning decisions
2018 Law Brief Publishing “In my backyard: A Practical Guide to Neighbourhood Plans”
2019 Law Brief Publishing “Resolutions and Reasons: A Practical Guide to decision making in planning

Speaking at the Following:

Feb 2

Tuesday, February 2, 2021

ULI Europe NEXT and Young Leaders Joint Forum (Day 1)

10:00 AM – 12:30 PM

During times of challenge and disruption, the land use industry has been asking ‘what’s next’ and how do we get there. This forum (for ULI members aged 45 or under) will address these questions, digging into the building blocks of communities, exploring new project delivery and investment mechanisms, and hearing from top industry experts about […]