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.
"Their combined expertise of the planning sector is exceptional, including in particular their infrastructure and compulsory purchase capabilities."
Chambers and Partners, 2021
'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. Whilst 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
- Leisure and sport
- Major infrastructure projects
- Listed buildings
- Local plans
- Section 106 and CIL agreements
- Hemp farms, cannabis laboratories, processing plants and changes of land use
- Restrictive covenants