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Hannah Quarterman

Partner Corporate & Finance



Quarterman Hannah

Hannah Quarterman
Quarterman Hannah
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Described by clients as "an exceptional lawyer", "pragmatic", and "astute", Hannah, Head of Planning, has the perfect combination of skills to help deliver complex, high-profile, and high-value development projects.

In recent years Hannah has been involved in some of London's most significant development schemes, including East Bank, within the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, the transformative regeneration of Brent Cross Town, and the redevelopment of Bishopsgate Goodsyard. The breadth of her experience means that Hannah can assist clients with the full range of planning advice on their matters, including reviewing applications and environmental impact assessments to ensure they and resultant planning permissions are legally robust, advising on planning obligations, and dealing with issues such as heritage impact, and community infrastructure levy.  

Flexibility is a key consideration when securing planning permission. Hannah has advised both on embedding flexibility within planning permissions from day one as well as the options to revise planning permissions once development is under way. This has included advising a number of clients on the risks around drop-in permissions.

Hannah's experience in advising on compulsory purchase orders includes acting both for claimants, for example in the context of HS2 and acquiring authorities. She has dealt with issues relating both to the order making procedure and the thorny area of compensation.

Given the dynamic nature of planning, Hannah recognises the importance of staying at the cutting edge of the topic. As a member of both the BPF Planning Committee, and the Law Society's Planning and Environment Committee, Hannah is regularly involved in responding to government consultations, and discussions with those influencing the planning regime.

Representative experience

Advising Argent Related on the transformative regeneration of Brent Cross Town, comprising 6,700 new homes and 3 million plus sqft of office, commercial and leisure space.

Advising Berkeley Homes (East Thames) Limited on its proposals in Plumstead, East London, to deliver over 1,900 homes, plus employment floorspace, pursuant to a joint venture with Peabody Homes.

Advising a Hammerson and Ballymore joint venture on its cross-borough redevelopment at Bishopsgate Goodsyard, including advising on application strategy, heritage issues and a Mayoral call-in.

Advising Berkeley Homes (Central) Limited on its planning strategy and s106 agreements for linked planning permissions at West End Gate, including 1,500 market, affordable and senior living homes.

Advising BentallGreenOak on office development at Regents Wharf, Islington, including both refurbishment of historic buildings and new build development within a conservation area. 

Advising London Legacy Development Corporation on the redevelopment of East Bank in the Olympic Park, including a UCL campus and facilities for the BBC, V&A and Sadlers Wells.

Advising the Prudential Assurance Company Limited on a mixed use redevelopment on Oxford Street, London, including advice on planning obligations and strategy to remove rights of lights constraints.

Advising Minerva (Stores) Limited on the compulsory acquisition of its land holdings in Croydon including lodging and pursuing objections, and advising on the claim for compensation.


  • University of Bristol, 2003
  • L.P.C., University of the West of England, Bristol Institute of Legal Practice
  • Compulsory Purchase Association
  • Law Society Planning and Environmental Law Committee
  • BPF Planning Committee