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Rebecca Mushing

Senior Associate

Rebecca is a specialist planning lawyer who advises on all aspects of the planning process and highway matters.

"What a pleasure it was working with you on our latest project, thanks for your continuous excellent work and you do it with such professionalism and lovely conduct."

Developer client


  • Acting for a Local Planning Authority in respect of their full case load of section 106 agreements.
  • Acting for a Registered Provider in connection with highway sectional agreements.
  • Advising a client on removing themselves from being included within a CPO for a regeneration scheme to avoid relocation resulting in upgrades to their property.
  • Assisting Counsel in respect of a public inquiry concerning development within the curtilage of a heritage asset.
  • Assisting in the case of Fidler v Secretary of State leading to a change in the law around the time limits for enforcement. 
  • Advising a landowner in connection with threatened enforcement action by the local planning authority for unauthorised works to a listed building.
  • Advising a local planning authority in connection with the requirement for an EIA and hedgerow regulations.
  • Advising a variety of agricultural clients in connection with the conversion of existing barns pursuant to permitted development rights and removal of agricultural tie conditions.


Rebecca studied at Coventry University. She joined Wright Hassall in 2006 as a paralegal and qualified as a solicitor with us in 2014. Rebecca then joined Shoosmiths, before returning to Wright Hassall in 2018. 

Meet the team

Meet the team
Steven Hayward - Construction and Engineering Partner
Steven Hayward Partner
Andrew Jones Real Estate Partner
Sarah Cottey - Banking and Finance Senior Paralegal
Sarah Cottey Senior Paralegal