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Elizabeth Hardacre

Elizabeth Hardacre

Senior Associate

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Senior Associate
Elizabeth Hardacre

Elizabeth Hardacre specialises in all aspects of town and country planning and major infrastructure development.

Elizabeth has expertise in all aspects of planning and consenting aspects of infrastructure and real estate development, projects and transactions, planning appeals and judicial review, with particular experience advising on development issues arising from large scale urban redevelopment and nationally significant infrastructure projects.

Her expertise includes advising developers on environmental impact assessment and habitats regulation assessment, negotiating section 106 agreements including affordable housing and financial viability review obligations, compulsory acquisition and compensation, and all aspects of the development consent order regime. Elizabeth also has extensive experience advising lenders on development risk.

  • Horizon Nuclear Power Wylfa Limited in connection with the planning and environmental consenting for the development of a new nuclear power station at Wylfa, in Wales.
  • Canary Wharf Group on all aspects of the development of the Wood Wharf estate, an 8-hectare extension to the Canary Wharf Estate in East London, as well as consenting five additional towers on the Canary Wharf Estate to be delivered for a range of commercial and PRS schemes.
  • Helical Bar plc on the development of the residential-led mixed use scheme at Barts Square, creating a new neighbourhood incorporating significant infrastructure and public realm components.
  • Saxon Land B.V. (a subsidiary of Generali) on the City of London exercising is powers of compulsory acquisition to enable the development of 120 Fenchurch Street.
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Career and qualifications

  • Victoria University of Wellington (Bachelor of Arts) 2005
  • Victoria University of Wellington Bachelor of Laws (Bachelor of Laws) 2006
  • Admitted as a barrister and solicitor in New Zealand 2008
  • Joined Clifford Chance 2011

Awards and citations

  • Identified as a Next Generation Lawyer by Legal 500 UK for Planning
  • "Senior associate Elizabeth Hardacre ‘works tirelessly for clients, and is rated for her amazing attention to detail’"
    Legal 500 2017