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Victoria Du CrozPartner, Head of Planning
Victoria is Head of Forsters’ Planning team and prides herself on providing proactive, high quality commercial advice. She specialises in all aspects of planning law and her clients include major developers, institutional investors and the public sector.
She advises on a variety of complex planning issues ranging from initial site acquisition due diligence and strategic advice on the planning application through to drafting and negotiating Section 106 agreements and other related infrastructure agreements, as well as on the delivery of the development and securing any necessary amendments to the planning permission. Victoria's experience includes advising on a successful planning inquiry for a residential tower in Tower Hamlets, Hondo Enterprises on the redevelopment of Pope’s Road, Lambeth and other sites in London and the redevelopment of the Ugly Brown Building in Camden. In recent years, she has gained considerable experience in advising on the redevelopment of highly constrained central urban sites.
Victoria is a member of the BPF Planning Committee, working to shape the real estate industry's response to government proposals to reform the planning system.
She is ranked in Chambers UK Guide 2023 and is recognised as a Leading Individual in The Legal 500 2024 edition.
Prior to joining Forsters in January 2017, Victoria spent 14 years at Hogan Lovells where she trained, qualified and was promoted to Counsel in 2014.
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"Victoria simplifies complex issues and provides pragmatic advice quickly. She is driven to achieve our goals and defend our interests robustly." Chambers UK Guide, 2024
"Victoria has a broad skill set and a well-tuned radar in terms of her clients' requirements, and has consistently provided us with excellent advice." Chambers UK Guide, 2023