Esther welcomes instructions across all of Chambers’ practice areas. She joined Chambers in October 2019, having successfully completed pupillage under the supervision of Suzanne Ornsby QC, John Jolliffe and Ned Westaway.
Esther read Jurisprudence at Merton College, Oxford, and has a master’s degree in EU Law from the European University Institute, Florence. Prior to coming to the Bar she spent a year as Judicial Assistant to Lord Justice Lloyd Jones (as he then was) at the Court of Appeal, working on cases involving issues of public and EU law.
Esther’s main areas of interest include:
- planning and environment;
- public and human rights law;
- EU law;
- local government;
- rating and valuation;
- compulsory purchase and compensation;
- rights of way and highways;
- anti-social behaviour law.
Recent and current work includes:
Acting for local residents and businesses, joined as a Rule 6 party in a nine day planning inquiry, called in by the Secretary of State, into an appeal against a refusal of planning permission for mixed use development including 499 residential units.
Acting for local residents, joined as a Rule 6 party to a three day planning inquiry into an appeal against an Enforcement Notice issued by the London Borough of Camden in respect of a Deliveroo Editions site.
Junior Counsel to Rebecca Clutten acting for the Appellant in a four day planning inquiry into an appeal against an Enforcement Notice issued by the London Borough of Havering alleging unlawful development in the Green Belt.
In appropriate cases, Esther is happy to work on a pro bono basis.