Hammonds Director of Compulsory Purchase, Philip Maude has been elected Chairman of the Compulsory Purchase Association (CPA).
The CPA has around 500 members across the country and comprises representatives from the Law Society, Royal Planning Institute, Chartered Surveyors and the Chartered Institute of Accountancy.
Compulsory purchase is a key element in law as it allows public bodies and local authorities to acquire land or property for purposes such as urban regeneration, housing renewal or the building of new infrastructure. Used properly, such powers can help with the revitalisation of communities, and the promotion of business, all of which lead to improvements in the quality of life.
Philip leads a national team of over 25 lawyers from the Leeds office of Hammonds and has been actively involved in compulsory purchase work for over 30 years. He is a former local government lawyer having worked at Northampton, Weymouth and Leeds councils. His recent work includes advising London Development on a number of compulsory purchase orders including their first one at Wembley Stadium and advising Lincolnshire County Council on various orders for a major highway scheme.
Commenting on his new position, Philip Maude said:
"I feel very honoured to be elected as Chairman of the Compulsory Purchase Association and I am looking forward to a busy year. As the first Chairman of the Association who is based outside London I am keen to involve the regions in some of the big issues we have to tackle going forward."
For further information contact:
Beth Reed, Communications Executive, Hammonds LLP, on 0113 284 7236 or email: email@example.com