Prior to retraining as a lawyer, Romola was an academic specialising in environmental change. She trained and qualified into planning and environmental law at Travers Smith, but now specialises in planning law and is Head of Planning.
Romola has a broad range of experience of contentious and non-contentious planning work, including public inquiries in planning applications and town and village green matters, planning and highways agreements, heritage assets, SANGS, enforcement and related matters. She has worked with Pinewood Shepperton Studios in a planning inquiry, acted for Arcelor Mittal in the erection of the "Orbit" in the Olympic Park, and the registering of the Ivy House as the first pub listed as an asset of community value. She acts pro-bono for The Garden's Trust.
Romola sits on the City of London Law Society Planning and Environment Committee and is an associate member of the British Property Federation Planning Committee. She has lectured for a number of years on planning and environmental law for the University of Brighton's MSc in Environmental Law.