Claire Saffer

I am an experienced planning solicitor and have advised clients across the commercial, residential, retail, leisure and energy sectors on all stages of the development process.

I support the work of the firm’s wider real estate team, advising on the planning aspects of acquisitions and disposals as well as providing stand-alone advice on matters including interpretation of planning permissions and conditions, application and appeal strategy, enforcement and Community Infrastructure Levy strategy.

I have a wealth of experience drafting and negotiating agreements to enable development, including section 106 and highways agreements, and I enjoy working as part of clients’ wider consultant teams to secure planning permission or optimise existing schemes.  My experience also encompasses planning inquiries, judicial review and pre-submission review of planning applications and environmental statements.

Prior to joining Marriott Harrison LLP as a consultant in 2019, I trained and qualified at CMS Cameron McKenna in 2007 where I spent ten years before moving to Forsters.