Rosalyn joined the firm in 2014, after spending three years in local government. She works as a solicitor in Thrings' Planning and Environmental team, assisting Partner and Head of Planning, Alex Madden.
Rosalyn advises on a range of contentious matters including planning appeals and enforcement notice appeals; planning-related judicial review and High Court challenges; planning prosecutions; planning objections; and advising on the statutory nuisance regime.
On the non-contentious side, Rosalyn is experienced in negotiating section 106 agreements and section 38 agreements; advising on the Community Infrastructure Levy; Certificate of Lawfulness applications; planning and environmental due diligence in property transactions; and compulsory purchase and applications for planning permission, including variation of planning conditions and discharge of planning conditions.
Rosalyn also has experience of licensing, including applications to local authorities and negotiation of licensing conditions.
Recent highlights include:
- Successful High Court application for statutory review of a planning inspector’s decision in an enforcement notice appeal relating to mobile homes. The Secretary of State was also ordered to pay the applicant's costs;
- Negotiating a section 106 agreement for a mixed development including 350 houses and a primary school;
- Advising on a prosecution for breach of an enforcement notice, securing the local authority’s withdrawal of the prosecution case and a defendant’s costs order.
Rosalyn is described by one client as "very professional and a pleasure to deal with. She acted swiftly and very flexibly with my case, putting me at ease as soon as she was in contact. Her manner was very professional, she was extremely flexible and the experience was flawless”.
Rosalyn is Joint Events Coordinator and committee member at Women in Property South West.