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Niall Blackie
Niall Blackie

Niall Blackie

Senior Partner

T: 01952 211320

n.blackie@fbcmb.co.uk

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Niall obtained his LLB (Hons) Degree from Exeter University in 1979 and completed the Law Society Final exams in 1979. Niall joined the Firm in 1979, qualified as a Solicitor in 1981 and later qualified by examination as a Legal Associate of the Royal Town Planning Institute in 1988. Since 1988 Niall has specialised in Ecclesiastical Law, acting for the Bishop and Diocese of Lichfield as Diocesan Registrar, first as deputy and then as the Registrar. In addition Niall also became a Solicitor Advocate in 2004 and was appointed Senior Partner of the Firm in April 2011.

Niall heads up the Firm's Town & Country Planning Department and specialises in all aspects of the town and country planning regime including site promotion option and conditional contract work, development plans, planning applications and appeals particularly inquiries and hearings but also written appeals, High Court challenges and judicial reviews, planning and related agreements (eg ‘s106’, ‘s278’, ‘s38’ and ‘s104’), enforcement appeals, lawful development certificate applications and appeals, compulsory purchase and compensation and footpath and other highway cases.

In 2015 Niall was named on the 'elite lawyers' list in leading legal directory, the Legal 500, for his town and country planning expertise.

Did you know? Niall’s main hobbies are, music, hill walking and cooking.

WHAT OTHERS SAY

"Niall Blackie is both ‘a highly competent and well-respected planning solicitor and advocate’, and is ‘particularly strong in rural planning matters’."

Legal 500 Directory 2016

 

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    Telford TF3 4NJ
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