“He is a very efficient and thorough advocate. He has a very good grasp of detail.” “He is an expert in the field. He is technically excellent and a very good advocate.” “His cross-examination style is forensic without being combative.” (Chambers and Partners Directory, 2022)
"He's a stellar advocate who is effective, efficient and hard-working." (Chambers and Partners Directory, 2021)
“He is highly effective and has an excellent grasp of the law” (Chambers and Partners Directory, 2020)
“He gives the client complete confidence” (Legal 500 Directory, 2020)
Cain Ormondroyd practices in the fields of public and planning law, with a particular focus on heavyweight land valuation disputes and contentious planning appeals. He combines work in these areas with an interest in several specialist areas including highways, commons and village greens, listed buildings, planning enforcement and ecclesiastical law. He is an acknowledged expert in the area of rating and the council tax, being one of the editors of Ryde on Rating and also the author of The Rating and Council Tax Pocketbook. Cain is ranked in ‘Band 1’ by the Chambers and Partners Directory for his work in this area and described as ‘a go-to practitioner for rating appeals’.
Cain acts for a broad range of clients including major public companies, developers, central and local government bodies. He is a member of the Attorney General's 'A' Panel of specialist counsel and is often instructed by HMRC. He appears most frequently at hearings in the Valuation Tribunal, Upper Tribunal (Lands Chamber) and High Court and at public inquiries, but has appeared in and accepts instructions to appear in all courts from the magistrates' court up to the Supreme Court.
He is also a member of the Planning and Environment Bar Association, the National Infrastructure Planning Association and the Compulsory Purchase Association