In this chapter we recognise 25 silks and 16 juniors for their outstanding work across a range of environmental planning and administrative proceedings.
Most highly regarded
Landmark Chambers performs well with four silks listed.
David Elvin QC is “up there” with the best environmental advocates, consistently “impressing” peers with his adept handling of complex planning cases.
James Maurici QC “deserves to be recognised” for his top-tier environment practice and profound expertise in climate change matters.
Richard Drabble QC is an established figure at the UK Bar with considerable experience on high-profile planning cases and climate change law.
David Forsdick QC is renowned for his sweeping knowledge of environmental proceedings relating to NGOs.
Six Pump Court sees three leading individuals highlighted in this chapter.
The “excellent” Stephen Hockman QC is a “star on the appellate side”, known for his “clear, concise and persuasive” manner.
Mark Watson QC is a thoroughly “dedicated practitioner in this area”, with a “hardworking” and “experienced” approach.
David Travers QC is a leading name for complex cases against environmental regulators, and in proceedings concerning environmental protection.
Four top-tier silks from Francis Taylor Building are recognised.
Robert McCracken QC is an “outstanding practitioner” across a host of environment law proceedings, excelling when acting for claimants in renewable power and waste disputes.
The “very clever” Hereward Phillpot QC has a “brain the size of a planet” according to impressed peers who praise his work on environmental infrastructure projects.
Gregory Jones QC’s “excellent” work encompasses all aspects of environmental law, from planning and infrastructure to EU regulation.
James Pereira QC is a leading environmental specialist, gaining recognition for his “very strong” handling of EU environmental law.
Stephen Tromans QC of 39 Essex Chambers is a “big star of the market”, and a “true gentleman” of the UK Bar.
David Hart QC of 1 Crown Office Row is a “very impressive” advocate who “everyone knows”, thanks to his “excellent” understanding of environmental law.
Blackstone Chambers has an “excellent” advocate in Nathalie Lieven QC, who has a profound knowledge of complex pollution-related disputes.
Lisa Busch QC at Cornerstone Barristers comes highly recommended by peers for her experience in marine conservation and renewable energy disputes.
Gerry Facenna QC of Monckton Chambers is a “tenacious” advocate, with a wealth of proficiency in air quality and environmental state aid cases.
Six Pump Court sees four juniors recognised here.
Charles Morgan is a “diligent” advocate, renowned for his specialism in waste and water law.
David Hercock is “very thorough and well informed” in his approach to environmental planning matters.
Richard Banwell handles complex land contamination cases with ease and is especially adept to prosecution proceedings.
Mark Harris is a “very bright and tenacious” advocate with “great experience and application” of environmental law.
Maurice Sheridan of Matrix Chambers is a “very good and very detailed operator”, noted for his “in-depth knowledge and clear expression of advice”.
Garrett Byrne of 4-5 Gray’s Inn Chambers is well regarded for his knowledge and experience, which covers the full range of environmental matters.
Ned Westaway of Francis Taylor Building is an “up-and-coming” star on the market, excelling in nature conservation and habitats law.
Richard Honey is praised as a “very bright” advocate and a “top notch” junior for environmental disputes.
At Brick Court Chambers, Richard Macrory CBE is “highly skilled” and “very knowledgeable” in environmental disputes.
With over 20 years of experience, John Bates of Old Square Chambers has gained considerable recognition for his expertise in complex water law proceedings.
Emma Dixon of Blackstone Chambers has “very strong and very solid” experience and knowledge of EU environmental law.