About Jennifer Bale
Jennifer was educated at the University of the West of England, Bristol (UWE) and the College of Law, Guildford. She undertook her training contract with a local authority in-house legal team and qualified as a solicitor in 2014. Jennifer continued to work in local government as a planning solicitor undertaking a wide variety of planning work until joining Invicta Law in 2021.
She has experience working on a full range of planning matters and has drafted and negotiated numerous s106 obligations securing relevant infrastructure, mitigation, contributions and affordable housing as well as viability and extra care housing provisions. Jennifer has dealt with a number of s106 obligations required at appeal and has drafted various deeds of variation required, for instance, in relation to s73 applications.
Within planning enforcement, Jennifer has experience providing legal advice in relation to all aspects, from the initial investigation stage through to the appeal stage. She has advised in relation to planning contravention notices, drafted, issued and served various enforcement notices, stop notices, temporary stop notices, breach of condition notices and s215 (untidy land) notices. Jennifer has also instructed counsel in relation to planning enforcement appeals and injunction proceedings in the High Court.
She has also assisted clients in defending appeals, statutory challenges and judicial reviews, and has regularly attended and advised planning committees and provided legal advice in relation to planning policy, permitted development, lawful development certificates, tree preservation orders and footpath diversion orders.
Jennifer also has experience of drafting and negotiating nomination agreements usually required pursuant to the affordable housing provisions in a s106 Obligation.