Sarah Fitzpatrick


Norton Rose Fulbright LLP

Sarah has extensive experience in all aspects of planning law and practice with a particular focus on London regeneration and redevelopment, compulsory purchase, high-rise development, infrastructure including energy infrastructure, road and rail, and large scale multi-use schemes.

Sarah has considerable experience of advising on complex schemes, including new London tower developments, residential and residential-led mixed-use schemes, sports stadia and training facilities, student accommodation, office, hotel, leisure, and retail schemes. Many of these projects have a complicated transport infrastructure interface and involve rail upgrades, new roads, bridges and other infrastructure. She is currently advising on schemes involving a premiership football stadium, 750 unit residential scheme, a new hotel development, mixed uses schemes with uses including retail, residential, office, community facilities, a hotel and apart-hotel. 

She has experience of acting for both promoters of, and objectors to, compulsory purchase orders, transport and works act orders, and development consent orders, including retail-led and town centre regeneration CPOs, and has acted recently in promoting an energy DCO, objecting to an energy DCO, successfully negotiating with a promoter of a rail extension in relation to an interface with her client’s site, and is currently instructed on objecting to a highway DCO. Sarah is currently acting for claimants on a number of compensation claims relating to major road and rail schemes, and a waste water scheme, as well as having acted on developer-led regeneration CPOs.

Sarah’s work involves a large amount of strategic advice to seek to secure planning permission at a local level, as well as negotiating complex planning and highway agreements, planning appeals, compensation claims in the Upper Tribunal Lands Chamber, high court challenges and enforcement work.