Matthew Evans


The Law Society

Matthew Evans

Counsel, Planning

Matthew is Counsel in the Planning team and advises on all aspects of planning, highways and public law. 

He has advised a wide range of clients, including developers involved in large scale housing and regeneration projects and planning and highways agreements for both private and public sector clients. Matthew also has experience in Court matters, successfully acting in a number of high profile judicial review proceedings.

Matthew is experienced in planning policy, in particular advising on the Community Infrastructure Levy, and the formulation/adoption of development plans and supplementary planning documents.

He has also advised on the application of the Freedom of Information rules in relation to planning applications, particularly around issues of viability.

Matthew graduated from the University of Leeds. He trained, qualified, and spent four years at Denton Wilde Sapte, before most recently spending another four years as part of the London Borough of Hackney's Planning, Highways and Public Law team. Matthew joined Forsters in July 2015.


T: +44 207 399 4802
M: +44 7807 245 236

"Knowledgeable, pragmatic and commercial. He communicates in a timely, straightforward manner." The Legal 500, 2020
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