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David Altaras has specialised in planning law for the whole of his professional career, since being a pupil in the leading planning set in the north of England. He also practises in the field of consumer law and commercial law, including arbitration.
For many years, he was the Department of Transport’s preferred counsel on major highway inquiries.
David has advised on compulsory purchase issues and has represented the Government, local authorities and objectors at compulsory purchase inquiries.
He has been instructed in Council tax and rating cases.
Other property litigation in which he has been instructed includes conveyancing, easements, restrictive covenants, sale of land, boundaries and probate.
David welcomes instructions from Local Authorities and is able, if required, to offer a single, inclusive fee to cover all aspects of a particular case.
He is also a member of the Planning & Environmental Bar Association.