Laura Nation Principal Associate

Speaks:  English

Primary office:  London

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Laura Nation

Laura is a principal associate in the planning team. She specialises in all aspects of town and country planning and highways law, advising a broad range of clients across both contentious and non-contentious matters. Laura's practice covers a variety of planning issues, including drafting complex planning obligations, highways and development agreements, pursuing and defending High Court claims and advising in respect of compulsory purchase and environmental impact assessment. Laura also has experience relating to Nationally Significant Infrastructure Projects in the transport sector.


  • Securing planning permission for the redevelopment of AFC Wimbledon's new football stadium and associated residential development;
  • Advising a land promoter on a number of major proposed residential-led developments in the UK, cumulatively accounting for approximately 6,000 homes;
  • Advising on the comprehensive regeneration of a gateway site in London (including pursuing a compulsory purchase order and defending various claims for judicial review);
  • Acting for a consortium in respect of a successful appeal for phased mixed-use development comprising 1,500 dwellings and highway improvements in Leicestershire;
  • Petitioning on behalf of a client against the High-Speed Rail (London - West Midlands) Bill, including an appearance before the Select Committee;

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Career & Recognition

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  • 2019

    • Career
      July 2019
      Gowling WLG (UK), principal associate

Insights & Resources

14 January 2019 2019 Planning Predictions