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FTB Announces New Tenant Horatio Waller

Horatio Waller

FTB is delighted to announce that Horatio Waller has accepted an invitation to join Chambers.

Horatio completed his pupillage under the supervision of Suzanne Ornsby QC, Douglas Edwards QC, Richard Honey, Melissa Murphy and Cain Ormondroyd.
Horatio studied law (LLB) at Manchester, achieving a First Class and earning the highest mark of the year in 2011.  He also has an LLM from Cambridge University.  Prior to starting his pupillage, Horatio spent a year working at the Law Commission as a research assistant, four months working at a planning law firm as a para-legal and four months working as a stagiaire in the Court of Justice of the European Free Trade Association.
During Horatio’s pupillage he has had the opportunity to work across a broad range of Chambers’ practice areas, including local plan preparation, section 78 appeals, infrastructure, compulsory purchase, village green inquiries, consistory court proceedings, rating law and licensing reviews.
Horatio’s recent experience includes:

  • Ali, Shaik and Mohammed v London Borough of Newham (Abbey Mills West Ham), appeared (as junior to Douglas Edwards QC) on behalf of London Borough of Newham in the High Court concerning a s187B injunction regarding a mosque at West Ham, London.
  • North Hertfordshire District Council Local Plan Examination, appeared (as junior to Suzanne Ornsby QC) on behalf of the Council during the examination into its local plan.
  • McGrath v Leeds City Council and Land Property Investment Services, appeared on behalf of a claimant in a judicial review application in the High Court concerning a development within a conservation area.
  • R v Krzyzyk, appeared on behalf of the Metropolitan Police Service before the Crown Court to respond to an application regarding a sexual assault trial.

Horatio has appeared in the High Court, the Crown Court (including the Old Bailey), the magistrates’ court, the county court and the first-tier tribunal, as well as before planning inspectors in planning appeals and local plan examinations. His advocacy experience includes representing clients in trials, appeals, judicial reviews and case-management hearings. He also has experience providing written opinions to clients on planning and environmental law matters.

Horatio has acted on behalf of claimants, local authorities, and developers. 

Horatio welcomes instructions to act individually or as a part of a team across all of Chambers’ practice areas.

If you would like to discuss Horatio’s experience, availability or fees, please do not hesitate to contact Paul Coveney on 020 7427 1847.