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    Legal 500 2017, Administrative and Public Law

Public Law

Chambers is renowned for its expertise in all areas of public law, with extensive experience of judicial review and similar statutory challenges and appeals.

Members of the large Public Law and Judicial Review Team regularly act for and against government departments, local and other public authorities, advising in relation to public law decisions, and challenging or defending such decisions, in areas including:

Chambers acts for individuals, corporations, charitable bodies, public and private bodies including NGOs, government departments, local and other public authorities, and prides itself on its abilty to field the right barrister or team to bring or defend any public law challenge, if necessary at very short notice.

Members of FTB are exclusively responsible for the Solicitor's Journal Public Law Workshops all of which can be viewed in the News & Resources section.

Chambers also maintains an Archive of Inspector’s Reports in respect of applications to register new town or village greens.

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FTB members that practise in Public Law

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
Gerald Gouriet QC, licensing barrister at Francis Taylor Building
Year of call:
1974
QC:
2006
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
Mark Hill QC, religious liberty and ecclesiastical law barrister at Francis Taylor Building
Year of call:
1987
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
Jeremy Phillips QC
Year of call:
2004
QC:
2018

Juniors

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
James Rankin, licensing barrister at Francis Taylor Buiding
Year of call:
1983
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
Emyr Jones
Year of call:
1999
Jeremy Pike, planning and environmental law barrister at Francis Taylor Building
Year of call:
2001
Melissa Murphy
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
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
Michael Fry
Year of call:
2011
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
Charles Forrest, planning and environmental law barrister at Francis Taylor Building
Year of call:
2014
Daisy Noble
Year of call:
2015
Charlie Merrett
Year of call:
2016

Associate Members

Stephen Sauvain QC, planning barrister at Francis Taylor Building
Year of call:
1977
QC:
1995
Charles Holland, licensing barrister at Francis Taylor Building
Year of call:
1994