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David Anderton

O.B.E., Solicitor, Consultant

Head of Regulatory Law

01543 431 927

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Practice areas

As head of Ansons’ regulatory law department, David provides expert advice in the fields of planning law, environmental law, health and safety, waste law and licensing.

David’s key specialisms include:

  • advocacy;
  • planning inquiries;
  • waste law; and
  • tree issues.

David is a member of The Law Society Planning Panel.


Recent examples of how we have helped our clients include:

  • Successful quashing of a planning enforcement notice at a Public Inquiry;
  • Successful defence of Environment Agency prosecution; and
  • Successful licensing appeal.

David is Secretary of The Erasmus Darwin Foundation.

British Senior Chess Champion 2003 (joint); 2005; 2007 (joint); 2009 (joint) and 2011.

Captain of English Chess Team 1972 – 1990.

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