Lisa Delrio Walker
Planning Lawyer

Insightful advice is invaluable

It has taken decades of dedication to a demanding career involving complex law and circumstances to enable Lisa to offer this key quality to her clients.

Qualified as a solicitor in 1991

  • Acts for private clients and assists them in navigating the complex world of planning and environmental law
  • Offers services to the public sector
  • Firm belief in not just about knowing the law but applying informed robust judgments to achieve the best outcome for the client.
  • Working for District, County and Unitary authorities her planning law specialism covers a gamut of procedures, policies, regulations, and subject matters including but not limited to:
  • minerals and waste
  • planning obligations (106)
  • conservation areas
  • planning applications, permissions, conditions, and revocation
  • certificates of lawfulness
  • environmental impact assessments
  • local development orders
  • article 4 directions
  • judicial reviews, inquiries, appeals
  • enforcement
  • listed building
  • hazardous substances consents
  • protected species
  • air pollution
  • governance and probity
  • lead adviser to Planning Committee (advising on law and procedure including public speaking protocol) and delivery of training to Councillors

Qualifications and roles held include:

  • Legal Associate Member of the Royal Town Planning Institute
  • Honorary Secretary to Stoke-on-Trent and Staffordshire Minerals Planning Forum
  • Honorary Secretary to Cannock Chase Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty Chairman of Sustainable Development forum
  • Holder of Town/Village Green Register
  • Team Leader Planning and Regulation and public rights of way
  • Senior Environmental Law solicitor
  • Lead adviser Regulation of Investigatory Powers Act, Government Surveillance Commissioner’s report:

“Mrs Delrio should be congratulated…”

“Excellent documentation prepared by Mrs Delrio”

“….the training sessions presented by Mrs Delrio have evidently been of great interest and effective in raising awareness and standards”

Other experience includes:

  • private practice as sole practitioner at a branch office
  • many other aspects of local government and regulatory law
  • Involvement in several high value matters including Trentham Gardens, Canalside Quarter and i54 Jaguar Land Rover plants (BBC interest), Wolverhampton Wanderers Football Academy, Hem Heath Colliery (BBC interest)
  • Defended and taken many actions as far as the Court of Appeal working with teams of environmental consultants, leading Counsel etc

Lisa has 3 passions:

  • Law
  • Animal Welfare
  • Amateur sports / outdoor activities (road and fell running races, Race Director, mountain activities etc)
  • Member of UK Centre for Animal Law carrying out pro bono legal work including for example attending a Westminster debate 
  • Languages spoken: English and Spanish


Telephone: 020 7504 7071 ext 2143