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Rollits welcomes planning law specialist

A specialist planning solicitor who has built up more than 10 years’ experience in the public and private sectors has joined the team at Rollits LLP working from the firm’s offices in York and Hull.

Stuart Lumb, who had previously worked with Knights PLC, took his first post at Newcastle City Council in 2010 having followed his LLB Law at the University of Sheffield and a Legal Practice Course at Northumbria University before completing a training contract at Gateshead Council.

He served as a planning solicitor at Calderdale Council from 2012 until 2014 and then spent nearly two years as Senior Planning Solicitor with Barnsley Metropolitan Borough Council.

Stuart, who lives in Leeds, joined Shulmans LLP in November 2015, staying with the firm after its acquisition last year by Knights PLC.

As an Associate at Rollits he brings experience in dealing with a wide range of development issues including planning agreements, judicial review, planning enforcement, proposed lawful development and planning policy.

Ralph Gilbert, Managing Partner at Rollits said: “Stuart is an excellent addition to our team with the specialist knowledge of planning and development, highways and rights of way which he has built up during his career with local authorities and major firms. His experience advising landowners, developers, investors, lenders and housebuilders is a good fit with our varied case load and client base.”