Andrew Gore trained in specialist public law chambers before joining Fenners in 1975 and has always maintained a complementary practice in planning and local government administration alongside property law. His cases often include property and public law elements.
Areas of practice
- Planning: development plans, planning appeals, enforcement proceedings, trees & woodlands, listed buildings & church faculties, conservation areas and advertisements
- Environmental Law: village greens & commons, land drainage, inland waterways, waste disposal, noise and terrestrial pollution
- Local government: highways & public rights of way, local taxation, housing, building control, markets, cemeteries, allotments and general public administration
Andrew accepts instructions from members of the public and planning and property professionals as well as traditional referrals from solicitors. He appears for individuals and public authorities at enquiries, the High Court and Court of Appeal. At various time he has acted for or against most local authorities from Lincolnshire to Hertfordshire, and from Milton Keynes across to the East Coast.
Andrew has successfully mediated a number of disputes involving public bodies, as well as acting as advocate in public sector mediations. He has also acted in arbitrations involving local authorities, both as arbitrator and as advocate.
Despite the restrictions on public funding in his areas of law, Andrew welcomes legal aid instructions. He chairs a community charitable trust.
What others say
"The technically excellent Andrew Gore": The Legal 500 2011
"Knows the pitfalls and traps for the unwary and plots his way beautifully through the minefield": The Legal 500 2010
Mitchell v SOS for Communities & Local Government 5 EWHC 1849 (Admin) (town & country planning: noise; statutory appeal from inspector)
Bennett v Copeland BC  EWCA Civ 672  RA 171 Court of Appeal (local taxation: second home liability)
R v Braintree DC ex p. Halls (2000) P & CR 266 (sale of council houses: statutory powers of local authorities)
Fenland DC v Reuben Rose Ltd  PLCR 376 (town & country planning: mistaken exercise of statutory powers)