Arevik practices across all areas of administrative and public law, with a particular focus on planning, local government, and highways law.

She has a growing environmental law practice and has wider experience of dealing with niche specialisms, such as street works. Arevik has recently acted for a local authority successfully prosecuting one of the largest utility companies in the UK in relation to a number of street works and highways offences.

Arevik has a fast-evolving planning practice. She accepts instructions in respect of advisory work and appeals from developers and public authorities in all areas of planning law. She assists clients in respect of a variety of planning matters and has an expanding planning enforcement practice. She is experienced in respect of planning injunctions, breaches of Tree Preservation Orders and s179 TCPA offences, to name a few. As part of her planning practice, Arevik has recently acted as a junior in a public inquiry, assisting a developer client in securing a planning permission for 150 homes.

Arevik also accepts instructions in respect of compensation matters and licensing.

Arevik is an experienced cross-examiner. Prior to coming to the bar, Arevik has worked at two different law firms and for one of the UK government departments, representing the latter as an advocate in the First-Tier Tribunal.

She did a public law pupillage and spent some time as a planning mentee with Stephanie Hall. Arevik is authorised to accept instructions directly from members of the public.

Arevik is a member of the chamber’s executive committee and a long-standing mentor of the Mentoring for Underrepresented Groups at the Planning, Public Law and Property Bar Scheme.

Expertise

Arevik has a particular specialism in planning law. She accepts instructions from developers, local authorities and interested parties. She is direct access qualified.

Arevik regularly advices clients in respect of contentious and non-contentious planning matters and holds expertise in a variety of subjects ranging from permitted development rights, retrospective applications, discharge of conditions, Article 4 directions and others.

Arevik accepts instructions in respect of judicial reviews and appeals. Most recently, Arevik has acted as a junior in a public inquiry,  assisting a developer client in securing a planning permission for 150 homes.

  • The BPP University – BPTC
  • The University of Law – GDL
  • The University of Liverpool – BA (Hons) Law and Business

  • PEBA
  • The Honourable Society of Lincoln’s Inn
  • COPPA

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