Matthew Bodley Consulting was set up by Matthew Bodley BSc MRICS in June 2015. Matthew is a chartered surveyor and registered valuer. Before setting up the business he had spent over 25 years working for large multi-disciplinary property firms at Drivers Jonas LLP, Deloitte LLP, GVA Grimley Ltd and Carter Jonas LLP, holding senior positions at each firm. He started work as a surveyor in 1989 and gained his professional qualifications in 1992. He first started working in the field of compulsory purchase and compensation in 1994 and became the head of compulsory purchase at each of the firms he worked at before deciding to set up his own business in 2015.
Matthew is recognised as a leading compulsory purchase practitioner and is experienced in advising both acquiring authorities and claimants from the public and private sector on all aspects of the compulsory purchase process. This includes promoting CPOs for public sector bodies and their private sector development partners. Matthew also acts on behalf of affected landowners, occupiers and businesses to resist the use of compulsory purchase powers and negotiate compensation packages.
He has worked on projects of national significance including the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games, High Speed One (the Channel Tunnel Rail Link), High Speed Two, Crossrail, Crossrail 2, several retail led mixed use town and city centre regeneration schemes and residential regeneration schemes. Matthew was the principal author of the series of five Compulsory Purchase and Compensation Claimants’ Guidance Booklets published by Government in 2001. He has been a member of the Compulsory Purchase Association since its inception in 2002 and served the association as an elected member of its National Committee for five years.
Matthew works on projects which range in size from the negotiation of a single claim to working as part of a multi-disciplinary professional land assembly team co-ordinating the compulsory acquisition of multiple properties for a major development project. Matthew’s CV can be downloaded using the link on the left of this page.