Exeter Planning is a home based consultancy. This means overhead costs are kept to a minimum, and these savings are passed on to clients.
As I specialise in Planning Law (I spent 14 years as a solicitor with local planning authorities), where appropriate I act in cooperation with other professionals involved in the planning process (such as architects). My philosophy is that by operating as a team, clients will receive the very best specialist advice from a range of professionals.
Unusually for a Planning Law specialist, I specifically aim to provide a service to householders and small businesses at an affordable cost. My rates are set to reflect this. I do not seek to compete for larger scale commercial work.
I operate mainly through electronic means, but where appropriate I am of course happy to meet with you, and my usual practice would be for me to visit you at your premises at a time convenient for you.
Although based in Devon I accept instructions throughout England and Wales and have acted for clients from as far afield as Lancashire, Yorkshire, London, Essex, Suffolk, Herefordshire and Cornwall. Local authority clients have included East Devon District Council, Swindon Borough Council, Christchurch Borough Council, West Berkshire Council and Bristol City Council.
Paul Barkley LL.B. (Hons.), M.Sc., LARTPI, Solicitor (non-practising)