Maude, Philip

Philip Maude

Director of Compulsory Purchase

Philip Maude is a planning lawyer and one of the leading specialists in compulsory purchase and compensation law in England and Wales. His work covers both preparation and implementation of orders and advising on compensation claims and appearing in the Upper Tribunal (Lands Chamber). He leads a team of lawyers who are recognised as one of the leading teams in the UK acting for Claimants in multi-million pound claims in the Upper Tribunal. Phil is also involved in work relating to Transport and Works Orders and the new Development Consent Orders where compulsory purchase is involved.

Phil’s clients include both public and private sector and both Acquiring Authorities and Claimants. He has considerable experience in dealing with utilities. He recently successfully promoted a 700 plot CPO for underground gas storage. He is very experienced in acting for utility companies on compensation claims particularly electricity lines and is currently advising on multi million pound claims for a leading utility provider. Phil also advises on major housing and town centre regeneration projects which involve a multidisciplinary approach. He often leads these projects and has had successful outcomes in London, Workington, Fleetwood, North Shields, Sunderland, Hull, Manchester, Lichfield, Sheffield and Gosport. Phil was editor of the UK Governments Compulsory Purchase Manual and he contributes to the iSurv resource on Compulsory Purchase Law and Practice.



  • University of Leeds, LL.B.


  • England and Wales, 1977

Memberships and Affiliations

  • Member, Law Society’s Specialist Planning Panel
  • Legal Associate of the Royal Town Planning Institute
  • Member and former National Chairman (2010/11), Compulsory Purchase Association
  • Secretary of the Compulsory Purchase Association
  • Member of the National Committee of the Compulsory Purchase Association

  • Recognized as a leading individual by Chambers UK 2016
  • Recommended in The Legal 500 UK 2015 for Planning
  • Listed in the 2014 edition of Chambers UK as a leading individual
  • Described in Chambers as “an outstanding CPO specialist, praised by sources for his "incredibly thorough understanding of this specialist area."
  • Listed as a leading individual in the 2011 edition of The Legal 500 UK
  • Lectures regularly on Compulsory Purchase and Compensation

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