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Claire Dutch


Claire Dutch

Claire Dutch joined Hogan Lovells' planning team in 1999 and focuses on all aspects of planning law. She has experience of managing major development projects. 

Claire is listed as a 'leading individual' in both Legal 500 and Chambers UK 2015. She was listed in Planning Magazine's 2016 poll of Most Influential Women in UK Planning and also its 2013 'Power 100', a list of 100 most influential people in the planning industry in the UK, and was one of only six solicitors listed. Claire is a member of the Law Society's Planning and Environmental Committee and also the Oxford Joint Planning Law Conference Committee. 

She had the honour of chairing the conference in 2013 at which two government Ministers spoke.

'Provides clear black and white answers to uncertain areas of the law'

Chambers UK

Representative Experience

Advising Ballymore and Hammerson on the redevelopment of Bishopsgate Goodsyard, one of the largest undeveloped sites in Central London.

Advising Thorpe Marsh Power on its application to PINs to construct a 20km gas pipeline in Yorkshire.

Advising Henderson Global Investors on the regeneration of Bishop's Stortford town centre.

Advising Welbeck Strategic Land on a 1000 unit urban extension in East Sussex.

Advising Londonewcastle on several residential schemes in Central London.

Education and admissions


  • University of Hull
  • York College of Law


  • Law Society Planning and Environmental Law Committee
  • Oxford Joint Planning Conference Committee


Chambers UK, Planning 2015 - Leading Individual


Listed in Planning Magazine's "Power 100" 2013


Featured in The Lawyer's "Hot 100 Lawyers"


Asked to sit on the judging panel of the Planning Awards

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