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Michelle Moss née Naylor, Partner

Michelle Moss née Naylor


Practice areas

  • Real estate
  • Real estate planning

Practice notes

Michelle specialises in planning, compulsory purchase and highways law, including high court challenges and judicial review. She has a particular expertise in advising on major planning and regeneration schemes, particularly those involving site assembly, and has advised on a number of the most significant reported cases on CPO compensation over the last five years. Michelle is also expert in advising on of the CPO aspects of development consent orders for nationally significant infrastructure projects.

Michelle has also advised on some of the most significant reported cases in the field of CPO compensation, including Thomas Newall v Lancaster City Council (in the Court of Appeal) and JS Bloor (Wilmslow) Limited v Homes and Communities Agency(in the Supreme Court).

Michelle’s recent experience includes advising:

  • London Borough of Barnet in relation to three CPOs for the redevelopment of the Brent Cross shopping centre and the comprehensive regeneration of Cricklewood, including a new town centre and 7,500 homes, one of the largest regeneration schemes in Europe;
  • Greater London Authority on numerous high value and complex CPO compensation claims relating to the CPO for the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games and their regeneration legacy;
  • Thurrock Council on the regeneration of Purfleet to deliver a new sustainable community of 3000 homes together with a new district centre comprising offices, retail and community uses;
  • London Borough of Hammersmith & Fulham on planning and land assembly matters relating to the joint venture for the redevelopment of a number of housing and opportunity sites in the borough;
  • HS2 Limited – advising on the site assembly strategy for Phase One, and on matters of compensation and blight.
  • RWE on the compulsory purchase aspects of the consented Galloper Offshore Wind Farm and Triton Knoll Electrical System development consent orders
  • Dong Energy - Advising on the implementation of CPO powers pursuant to the Hornsea One Offshore Wind Farm Development Consent Order
  • Advising national house builders such as Taylor Wimpey and Countryside Properties on significant residential schemes;

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