RTPI recognition for planning lawyer Libby
Libby Clarkson, a senior solicitor at Yorkshire law firm, Rollits has been elected as a Legal Associate of the Royal Town Planning Institute (RTPI).
Libby is a lawyer in the planning team at Rollits, specialising in planning and development matters including advising on planning applications, objections and planning law, buying and selling land for development, drafting infrastructure agreements and development agreements.
Legal Associate membership of the RTPI is awarded in recognition of the applicant's achievement and demonstrable competence in planning law. In order to achieve Legal Associate status, candidates need to prove their breadth of experience in areas such drafting planning and associated agreements; reviewing planning applications and advising on risk; conducting planning appeals including instructing and/or briefing counsel; handling disputes over breaches of planning control; and representation about statutory and non-statutory planning documents
Libby said "I am thrilled to have successfully achieved LARTPI status at my first attempt. This is an important milestone in my career and a mark of professional recognition. It demonstrates to clients and other professionals that I have both experience of and expertise in planning law."
Commenting on Libby's success, Mark Dixon, head of Rollits Property Department, said: "We are all extremely proud of Libby's achievement. Alongside her day to day work she has worked extremely hard to complete her submission and that hard work has paid off. We congratulate her on becoming a Legal Associate of the RTPI"
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