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    "He is very experienced and he has a certain manner that endears him to clients."

    Chambers and Partners, Richard Glover QC

Richard Glover QC

Richard Glover QC

Year of call: 1984 (QC 2009)

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

Richard Glover QC

Practice Profile

Richard Glover QC practices in all aspects of town and country planning, local government, rating, compulsory purchase and compensation law, parliamentary bills, infrastructure, and administrative law. He is a CEDR accredited mediator.

He  has a wealth of experience and a strong reputation for advising and conducting litigation and mediation - both in England & Wales and further afield (having been involved in cases in Northern Ireland, Hong Kong, the Caribbean and Ascension Island) - in those fields.  He appears regularly at inquiries, in tribunals and the courts.  He acts for claimants, ratepayers, developers and local authorities.

Recently, he has been involved in multi-million pound cases for BT, the GLA, a range of water companies (including Anglian, Northumbrian, United Utilities and Yorkshire), Virgin Media, Belfast International Airport and Harrods. 

He is Leader of the Parliamentary Bar.

He is General Editor of Ryde on Rating & the Council Tax, the leading text book on rating.

He is General Editor of the Encyclopedia of Compulsory Purchase and Compensation.

  • "He knows the subject matter inside out and is incredibly eloquent".

    "He is incredibly intelligent".

    "He is really sharp-witted and very good strategically."

    Chambers and Partners 2018

  • "He is convincing in his arguments and has an excellent tribunal manner".

    Legal 500 2017

  • "He is an excellent advocate".

    "He's got a special talent for how cases ought to be presented to the tribunal."

    Chambers and Partners 2017

  • "He has an unflustered style and is able to summarise matters succintly".

    Legal 500 2016

  • "He is approachable and willing to give very practical guidance."

    "He is very experienced and he has a certain manner that endears him to clients".

    "He is very analytical and very good at applying his knowledge of law to practical problems."

    Chambers and Partners 2016


SEM Logistic v. Webb

Belfast International Airport v. Commissioner of Valuation

Telereal Trillium v. Hewitt

S. Evans & Son v. Halton BC

Great Western Studios v. TfL

United Utilities v. Zammit-Wilson

Overseas Plastics v. GLA

William Hill v. TfL

BBC v. Dingle

Harrods v. Dunlevey

Gray's Waste v. TfL

Hardman v. British Gas Trading Ltd.

Johnson v. H & B Foods Ltd.

Haringey Meat Traders v. GLA

BE Wedges v. GLA

British Car Auctions Ltd. v. Hazell

Land Regal v. GLA

Transport For Greater Manchester (Light Rapid Transit System) (Trafford Park Extension) Order

Carpetright plc v. Ray

Cable & Wireless v. Subacchi

Tull Properties v. South Gloucestershire

Dominion Mosaic & Tile Co. v. GLA

Makro Self-Service Wholesalers v. Nuneaton & Bedworth BC.

BRB (Residuary) Ltd. v. TfL

B & M Retail v. Grace

Harrow LBC v. Ayiku

Southampton Container Terminal v. Richardson

Allen v. Freemans

Hong Kong Electric v. Commissioner of Rating & Valuation

Margate Town Centre Regeneration Co. v. Secretary of State for Communities & Local Government

Modern Terminals Ltd. v. Commissioner of Rating & Valuation

Harrods v. Baker

BT v. Sanderson


  • He is General Editor of 'Ryde on Rating & the Council Tax', the leading text book on rating.
  • He is General Editor of the Encyclopedia of Compulsory Purchase and Compensation

Qualifications & Appointments

  • Leader of the Parliamentary Bar
  • Member of the Planning and Environment Bar Association
  • Member of the Compulsory Purchase Association
  • Member of the National Infrastructure Planning Association
  • CEDR Accredited Mediator
  • BA from Gonville and Caius College, Cambridge

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