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Michael Gallimore


Michael Gallimore

A widely recognised leading planning lawyer, Michael Gallimore has developed his reputation through his work on a number of high profile development projects. Michael is the head of the highly regarded London planning team and also the head of the London Real Estate practice. Navigating the complexities of the planning system can be a challenge, therefore Michael gives advice which is practical and is focused on your aims and objectives, anticipating and solving problems at the earliest possible stage. He has over 30 years' experience which spans all types of development projects including mixed use developments and regeneration schemes, new housing settlements, office, retail and leisure proposals and large scale infrastructure projects.

The policy and political dimensions are both fundamental elements of the planning system. He has developed close links with a number of industry organisations as well as with the Department for Communities and Local Government with which he has worked on a number of initiatives. Michael's reputation is endorsed by Planning Magazine which has ranked him amongst the top three highest rated individual planning solicitors for each of the last 10 years.

'Industry expert' Michael attracts a plethora of compliments for his strategic & down-to-earth approach. 'He takes the time to understand clients’ requirements' says one source 'His planning knowledge especially on S106 & CIL is impressive'

Chambers UK 2016

Areas of Focus

Representative Experience

Advising Argent and subsequently King's Cross Central Limited Partnership on the King's Cross Central mixed use redevelopment project.

Advising Braeburn Estates (a joint venture between Canary Wharf Group and Qatari Diar) on the redevelopment of the Shell Centre.

Advising London Legacy Development Corporation on the Legacy Communities Scheme in the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park.

Advising Land Securities on various development projects including New Ludgate, 1 New Street Square, 21 Moorfields and the Kodak Site in Harrow.

Advising Crest Nicholson on the redevelopment of Bath Western Riverside.

Advising HelioSlough on its proposed strategic rail freight interchange in Hertfordshire.

Advising Fairview New Homes on various residential development proposals.

Education and admissions


  • University of Cambridge, St Catharine's College


  • City of London Law Society Planning and Environmental Law Sub-Committee
  • Law Society Planning Panel
  • London First Planning and Development Advisory Forum


The only "Star Individual" in Chambers UK


Leading Individual in the 2015 edition

Legal 500


Amongst top 3 highest rated individual planning solicitor in Planning Magazine for last 10 years

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