In brief: Chancery Lane launches planning directory

All members of the Law Society's planning panel, comprising specialist solicitors who provide legal representation for members of the public, developers and other organisations, have been listed in a national directory. The Law Society says the publication will increase public awareness of the importance of seeking professional legal advice when faced with planning law matters from local authority development proposals to applications for planning permission. The directory provides a definitive list of members of the panel from all regions of England and Wales. The society will distribute copies of the directory to agencies which may receive enquiries from the public seeking a planning solicitor.