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Claire Dutch


Claire Dutch

Claire Dutch is the head of 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 2016 and Chambers 2017 (Band 1).  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 British Property Federation Planning Committee and also the Oxford Joint Planning Law Conference Committee.



'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 Ballymore Properties Limited on several large mixed use schemes including office, hotel and leisure use 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 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.

Advising Riverside Resource Recovery in relation to its application under the Electricity Act 1989 for consent to construct and operate the UK's largest Energy from Waste power station in Belvedere, Kent.

Education and admissions


  • University of Hull
  • York College of Law


  • 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


Planning - Leading Individual (Band 1)

Chambers UK


Leading Individual

Legal 500 UK


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

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