In this chapter we note 23 silks and 15 juniors for their expertise in representing public and private sector clients in a range of planning, environmental and administrative matters.
Most highly regarded:
Francis Taylor Building sees five silks nominated in this chapter.
The “highly regarded” Robert McCracken QC “combines flamboyance and intellectual rigour in an impressive way” according to impressed peers.
Gregory Jones QC is an accomplished silk who wins plaudits for his top-tier practice which covers complex administrative and environmental law disputes.
Hereward Phillpot QC earns acclaim for his expertise in environmental planning and infrastructure disputes.
Six Pump Court is home to three standout silks highlighted here.
Stephen Hockman QC is highlighted as a “living legend” with a strong focus on regulatory disputes.
David Travers QC possesses “an exceptional analytical mind” and is recognised for his “vast knowledge and understanding of regulatory law issues”. He impresses clients with “the ease in which he has grasps matters” and his “excellent judgement”.
Mark Watson QC attracts praise for his exceptional advocacy in complex planning and environmental cases. He stands out for his fine track record in high-profile pollution disputes.
Landmark Chambers receives four listings.
David Elvin QC is a prominent name with a wealth of experience in environmental planning and compulsory purchase cases.
James Maurici QC is “rated very highly” by respondents who commend his encyclopaedic understanding of environmental law.
Stephen Tromans QC with 39 Essex Chambers is a “preeminent” silk with a strong reputation among peers as the “grandfather of environmental law”.
The “brilliant” David Hart QC of 1 Crown Office Row is “a real star” who is “involved in many extremely difficult cases” pertaining to water pollution, windfarms and contaminated land.
James Findlay QC at Cornerstone Barristers is “great for planning matters” according to sources who commend his expertise in windfarm disputes.
Lisa Busch QC is noted for her profound knowledge of public and environmental law.
At Matrix Chambers, Philippe Sands QC continues to impress market commentators with his adept handling of complex cross-border pollution cases.
The “excellent” Jon Turner QC from Monckton Chambers is held in high esteem as “a top-notch lawyer” with significant experience in regulatory disputes.
Six Pump Court achieves five listings.
Charles Morgan is “a very senior junior” who earns plaudits for his enthusiasm and outstanding ability across the gamut of environmental law disputes.
David Hercock is a distinguished junior with a remarkable understanding of environmental regulation.
Richard Banwell is a “tremendously talented” junior who is “loved by judges” thanks to his “wide-reaching insight” and “relaxed manner in court”.
At Matrix Chambers, Maurice Sheridan is an “extremely knowledgeable junior” with extensive experience handling high-profile enviro nmental briefs.
Sailesh Mehta of Red Lion Chambers “prosecutes for the environment agency and does so superbly well” according to impressed peers.
Ned Westaway from Francis Taylor Building is endorsed for his expansive know-how regarding environmental and planning law.
Richard Macrory CBE at Brick Court Chambers is a “vastly experienced practitioner” with a stellar reputation for his work on environmental governance and regulation.
Emma Dixon with Blackstone Chambers is renowned for her first-class practice encompassing planning disputes, regulatory issues and climate change.