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    "A standout at the junior end of the Bar, she's an old head on young shoulders, who possesses brilliant judgement."

    Chambers and Partners, Rebecca Clutten

Rebecca Clutten

Rebecca Clutten

Year of call: 2008

Practice areas: Planning, Environment, Licensing, Compulsory Purchase and Compensation, Major Infrastructure Projects, Local Government, Rating, Public Law, European Law

Rebecca Clutten

Practice Profile

Rebecca Clutten was called to the Bar in 2008 and is recognised as a leading junior in the field. She currently holds a top 3 position in Planning Magazine’s Planning Law Survey 2021, having enjoyed a top five position in the juniors' list for the last five years, and having been ranked in the top two Barristers Under 35 over the same period. She is also in Planning Magazine’s top ten rated barristers for Infrastructure Planning.

Rebecca is listed in both Chambers and Partners’ Guide to the UK Bar (2020) and the Legal 500 (2020), and is a past nominee for Chambers and Partners Planning and Environment Junior of the Year. 

Rebecca's practice spans Chambers' core areas, but has a particular focus infrastructure planning and compulsory purchase and compensation matters. She has acted for and advised utilities, developers, landowners and private individuals, as well as central and local government. Notable clients include National Grid, Network Rail, Peel Group and Transport for London.

Rebecca's experience covers the appellate courts at all levels, as well as the Upper Tribunal and planning inquiries, and she welcomes instructions to act individually or as a junior across all of Chambers' practice areas.
She is the immediate past Chairman of the Compulsory Purchase Association, a fomer Committee Member to PEBA and a member of NIPA.

  • "Delivers advice which is clear and outcomes-focussed."  "She is a known expert in compensation."  "She is very popular with clients."  Chambers and Partners 2020

  • "A terrific junior, outstanding in hearings under extreme pressure."  Legal 500 2020

  • "She's extremely well organised, extremely strategic and someone who does a great job explaining quite complex issues to clients."  Chambers and Partners 2018

  • "A standout at the junior end of the Bar, she's an old head on young shoulders, who possesses brilliant judgement."  Chambers and Partners 2018

  • "She is very, very good and down-to-earth and detailed." Chambers and Partners 2017

  • 'A truly exceptional barrister and everything you could hope for in a junior.’  Legal 500, 2017


Rebecca regularly contributes to textbooks and journals. Published work has included contributions to:


Immediate Past Chairman and Committee Member, CPA
Member of PEBA and NIPA




  • Exhibitioner of the Inner Temple; recipient of the Michael Hodges Benefactors Award
  • BVC, College of Law
  • MA (Cantab) Law; Sidney Sussex College, University of Cambridge

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