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Claire Saffer is an experienced planning solicitor and has advised clients across the commercial, residential, retail, hotel and energy sectors on all stages of the development process. She regularly supports the work of the firm’s 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 and Community Infrastructure Levy strategy.

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

"Very bright and strong team. Depth of knowledge on industry matters is excellent."

Legal 500, 2020

In detail

Career history

  • 2018 – Present: Planning Consultant at Memery Crystal
  • 2015 – 2018: Senior Associate at Forsters LLP
  • 2005 – 2015: Trainee followed by Associate at CMS Cameron McKenna LLP