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    Legal 500 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.

'FTB maintains a strong reputation for its ability to handle the full spectrum of planning law cases.  The set is home to a number of leading silks and juniors, including experts on Welsh planning law, who represent a diverse range of public and private clients in public inquiries, judicial reviews and High Court hallenges.  The set is particularly well known for its adept handling of compulsory purchase cases.'
Chambers and Partners, Planning, 2020

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:

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FTB members that practise in Planning

Queen's Counsel

Andrew Tait QC
Year of call:
1981
QC:
2003
Guy Roots QC
Year of call:
1969
QC:
1989
Richard Phillips QC
Year of call:
1970
QC:
1990
Robert McCracken QC
Year of call:
1973
QC:
2003
Michael Humphries QC
Year of call:
1982
QC:
2003
David Matthias QC
Year of call:
1980
QC:
2006
Morag Ellis QC
Year of call:
1984
QC:
2006
Craig Howell Williams QC
Year of call:
1983
QC:
2008
Richard Glover QC
Year of call:
1984
QC:
2009
Simon Bird QC
Year of call:
1987
QC:
2009
Douglas Edwards QC
Year of call:
1992
QC:
2010
Gregory Jones QC
Year of call:
1991
QC:
2011
Suzanne Ornsby QC
Year of call:
1986
QC:
2012
James Pereira QC
Year of call:
1996
QC:
2014
Saira Kabir Sheikh QC
Year of call:
2000
QC:
2014
Andrew Fraser-Urquhart QC
Year of call:
1993
QC:
2015
Hereward Phillpot QC
Year of call:
1997
QC:
2015
Alexander Booth QC
Year of call:
2000
QC:
2016
Jeremy Phillips QC
Year of call:
2004
QC:
2018

Juniors

Philip Petchey
Year of call:
1976
Timothy Comyn
Year of call:
1980
Meyric Lewis
Year of call:
1986
Leo Charalambides
Year of call:
1998
Emyr Jones
Year of call:
1999
Jeremy Pike
Year of call:
2001
Melissa
Year of call:
2001
Juan Lopez
Year of call:
2002
Richard Honey
Year of call:
2003
John Jolliffe
Year of call:
2005
Cain Ormondroyd
Year of call:
2007
Hugh Flanagan
Year of call:
2008
Stephanie Hall
Year of call:
2008
Sarah Sackman
Year of call:
2008
Rebecca Clutten
Year of call:
2008
Ned Westaway
Year of call:
2009
Isabella Tafur
Year of call:
2009
David Graham
Year of call:
2010
Michael Fry
Year of call:
2011
George Mackenzie
Year of call:
2011
Alexander Greaves
Year of call:
2012
Caroline Daly
Year of call:
2013
Charles Streeten
Year of call:
2013
Charles Forrest
Year of call:
2014
Merrow Golden
Year of call:
2014
Horatio Waller
Year of call:
2014
Daisy Noble
Year of call:
2015
Charles Merrett
Year of call:
2016
Conor Fegan
Year of call:
2018