Claire Dutch

Claire Dutch


Email claire.dutch@​

Phone +44 20 7296 2951

Fax +44 20 7296 2001


Practice groupCorporate

"An astute and persuasive negotiator"

Chambers UK

Claire Dutch has been described in the Legal 500 as "amongst the top planning lawyers in the country". She is head of the Hogan Lovells planning team 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 2017 and Chambers 2018 (Band 1). She was listed in The Planner's Women of Influence 2018 and Planning Magazine's 2016 poll of Most Influential Women in UK Planning.

Claire is a member of the British Property Federation Planning Committee and also the Oxford Joint Planning Law Conference Committee.

Awards and recognitions

2017, 2018

Planning - Leading Individual (Band 1)
Chambers UK

2015 - 2017

Leading Individual
Legal 500 UK


Listed in The Planner's Women of Influence


Listed in Planning Magazine's list of the Most Influential Women in UK Planning


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

Education and admissions


University of Hull

The University of Law, York


City of London Planning and Environmental Law Committee

Law Society Planning and Environmental Law Committee

Oxford Joint Planning Conference Committee

National Infrastructure Planning Association

Compulsory Purchase Association

Related industries

Real Estate

Related practices

Real Estate

Representative experience

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

Advising The Crown Estate on a major urban extension in the green belt.

Advising British Land on the redevelopment of its Paddington Central Campus.

Advising Ballymore on several large mixed use schemes in the London Docklands and Nine Elms areas totalling over 3 million square feet.

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

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

Advising Londonewcastle on several residential schemes in Central London.

Obtaining consent under the Electricity Act 1989 for the UK's largest Energy from Waste power station in Belvedere, Kent.

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