Planner turned barrister secures new role

Written by: jez Abbott
Published on: 15 Jul 2014

Peter Dixon

The founder of consultancy Hepher Dixon Planning and Regeneration, Peter Dixon, has joined Exchange Chambers as a barrister to build up its planning expertise against the backdrop of an improving economy.

Dixon became an associate at property consultants Grimley JR Eve in 1990, before co-founding Hepher Dixon Planning and Regeneration in 1995. 

In 2007 Hepher Dixon was acquired by Savills, where Dixon was head of planning and regeneration in the north of England. 

After retraining as a barrister, Dixon has now joined Exchange Chambers in Manchester as the firm seeks to build its planning expertise.

Commenting on his new role, Dixon said: “From the outset of my career I have been fortunate to be involved in complex and challenging planning and development projects.

“As a practicing barrister I intend to continue to specialise in planning and property, building on the experience I gained during my ‘first’ career and developing my particular interests in infrastructure and energy planning and in the interaction between planning control and other areas of public and private law”.

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