FTB is delighted to announce that Emyr Jones is joining Chambers as a tenant with immediate effect.
Emyr was called to the Bar in 1999 and has practised in Cardiff until joining FTB.
Before coming to the Bar he gained a first in PPE at Jesus College, Oxford and was a lecturer at Keble College whilst undertaking research in political philosophy.
Emyr specialises in planning, infrastructure, environment, local government, compulsory purchase and compensation, public law and property and chancery litigation.
He has been recommended for planning and chancery work in Chambers and Partners and the Legal 500 for many years.
He appears on behalf of private and public bodies in public inquiries, statutory inquiries, the courts and specialist tribunals. Emyr also sits as an Inspector for Commons Registration Authorities.
Recent examples of Emyr’s work include new road schemes and the compulsory purchase of required land, DCO hearings, planning and planning enforcement inquiries, private law nuisance claims, public rights of way and town and village green inquiries.
Appointed to the Welsh Government's panel in 2013, Emyr has a thorough knowledge of Welsh planning law and policy and of the laws of England and Wales in general. He is the current editor of the Wales section of the Green Book.
Emyr is a fluent Welsh speaker who is happy to undertake advocacy in the courts and at inquiries in the Welsh language.
Head of Chambers Andrew Tait QC said “I am delighted to welcome Emyr to Chambers. His extensive experience in Wales will reinforce our strength there and he will admirably complement our existing membership”.
Paul Coveney, Senior Clerk, added “I am thrilled that Emyr has joined FTB. He brings with him an excellent reputation in Chambers’ areas of practice. We look forward to working with him”.
Emyr welcomes instructions to act individually or as a junior across Chambers' practice areas. If you would like to discuss Emyr's experience, availability or fees, please do not hesitate to contact Paul Coveney, Senior Clerk (020 7247 1847).