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  • 'The set offers a diverse range of planning expertise and handles NSIPs and similarly massive projects with ease. Chambers and Partners 2017

    Chambers and Partners 2017, Planning

Planning

Chambers has a reputation for excellence in planning and related areas of law and is consistently featured in both Chambers and Partners and the Legal 500 for our expertise and leading role in the field.

'Its barristers represent developers, landowners, central and local government and action groups. They have been involved with some of the capital’s most significant cases as well as those branching out to all edges of the country. Instructing solicitors mark them out for their “consistency of quality.”'
Chambers and Partners, Planning, 2017

We are instructed by both the private and the public sectors. Whist our private clients include many of the country's largest commercial operators, Chambers is also respected for its work on behalf of community and interest groups, small businesses and individuals. 
Our work in the public sector is for local government and for other public bodies.

Chambers undertakes work in all areas of planning law, appearing at: 

  • Planning and enforcement appeal inquiries
  • Development plan inquiries
  • Examinations in public and in the law courts when challenges are made to administrative decisions

Members are regularly instructed in relation to a broad spectrum of schemes including:

  • Residential Housing
  • Retail
  • Leisure and sport
  • Commercial
  • Major infrastructure projects
  • Listed buildings
  • Advertisements
  • Trees
  • Minerals
  • Local plans
  • Section 106 and CIL agreements
  • Restrictive covenants
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FTB members that practise in Planning

Queen's Counsel

Andrew Tait QC, Head of Chambers and planning and environmental law barrister at Francis Taylor Building
Year of call:
1981
QC:
2003
Robin Purchas QC, planning and environmental law barrister at Francis Taylor Building
Year of call:
1968
QC:
1987
Guy Roots QC, planning and environtmental law barrister at Francis Taylor Building
Year of call:
1969
QC:
1989
Richard Phillips QC, planning barrister at Francis Taylor Building
Year of call:
1970
QC:
1990
Robert McCracken QC, public, planning and environmental law barrister at Francis Taylor Building
Year of call:
1973
QC:
2003
Michael Humphries QC, property development law barrister at Francis Taylor Building
Year of call:
1982
QC:
2003
Morag Ellis QC, planning and ecclesiastical law barrister at Francis Taylor Building
Year of call:
1984
QC:
2006
Craig Howell Williams QC, planning, environment and public law barrister at Francis Taylor Building
Year of call:
1983
QC:
2008
Richard Glover QC, planning and environmental law barrister at Francis Taylor Building
Year of call:
1984
QC:
2009
Simon Bird QC, planning, local government and environmental law barrister at Francis Taylor Building
Year of call:
1987
QC:
2009
Douglas Edwards QC, planning and environmental law barrister at Francis Taylor Building
Year of call:
1992
QC:
2010
Gregory Jones QC
Year of call:
1991
QC:
2011
Suzanne Ornsby QC, public, planning and environmental barrister at Francis Taylor Building
Year of call:
1986
QC:
2012
James Pereira QC, planning and environmental law barrister at Francis Taylor Building
Year of call:
1996
QC:
2014
Saira Kabir Sheikh QC, planning and environmental law barrister at Francis Taylor Building
Year of call:
2000
QC:
2014
Andrew Fraser Urquhart QC, planning and environmental law barrister at Francis Taylor Building
Year of call:
1993
QC:
2015
Hereward Phillpot QC, planning and environmental barrister at Francis Taylor Building
Year of call:
1997
QC:
2015
Alexander Booth QC, planning, infrastructure and compulsory law barrister at Francis Taylor Building
Year of call:
2000
QC:
2016

Juniors

Robert Fookes, planning and environmental law barrister at Francis Taylor Building
Year of call:
1975
Philip Petchey, planning and environmental law barrister at Francis Taylor Building
Year of call:
1976
Timothy Comyn, planning barrister at Francis Taylor Building
Year of call:
1980
Meyric Lewis, planning and judicial review barrister at Francis Taylor Building
Year of call:
1986
Leo Charalambides, licensing barrister at Francis Taylor Building
Year of call:
1998
Jeremy Pike, planning and environmental law barrister at Francis Taylor Building
Year of call:
2001
Melissa Murphy, planning and administrative law barrister at Francis Taylor Building
Year of call:
2001
Juan Lopez, planning and environmental law barrister at Francis Taylor Building
Year of call:
2002
Richard Honey, public and environmental law barrister at Francis Taylor Building
Year of call:
2003
Jeremy Phillips, planning and licensing barrister at Francis Taylor Building
Year of call:
2004
John Jolliffe, planning, environmental and public law barrister at Francis Taylor Building
Year of call:
2005
Cain Ormondroyd, public and environmental law barrister at Francis Taylor Building
Year of call:
2007
Hugh Flanagan, public and planning law barrister at Francis Taylor Building
Year of call:
2008
Stephanie Hall, planning and local government barrister at Francis Taylor Building
Year of call:
2008
Sarah Sackman, public, planning and environmental law barrister at Francis Taylor Building
Year of call:
2008
Rebecca Clutten, planning and environmental law barrister at Francis Taylor Building
Year of call:
2008
Ned Westaway, planning and environmental law barrister at Francis Taylor Building
Year of call:
2009
Isabella Tafur, planning law barrister at Francis Taylor Building
Year of call:
2009
David Graham, public, planning and environmental law barrister at Francis Taylor Building
Year of call:
2010
George Mackenzie, planning and local government barrister at Francis Taylor Building
Year of call:
2011
Alexander Greaves, planning and licensing barrister at Francis Taylor Building
Year of call:
2012
Caroline Daly
Year of call:
2013
Charles Streeten, planning barrister at Francis Taylor Building
Year of call:
2013
Katherine Barnes, planning and environmental law barrister at Francis Taylor Building
Year of call:
2014
Charles Forrest, planning and environmental law barrister at Francis Taylor Building
Year of call:
2014
Merrow Golden
Year of call:
2014

Associate Members

Stephen Sauvain QC, planning barrister at Francis Taylor Building
Year of call:
1977
QC:
1995
Edward Cousins
Year of call:
1971