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  1. Planning – Leading sets
  2. Planning – Leading silks
  3. Planning – 2017 silks
  4. Planning – 2018 silks
  5. Planning – 2019 silks
  6. Planning – Leading juniors

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Landmark Chambers is β€˜exceptionally strong in planning law’, which is demonstrated by the number of high-profile instructions received by its members. Christopher Lockhart-Mummery QC acted for the successful developer in Hopkins Homes Ltd v Suffolk Coastal DC. The set also appeared for both sides in Dover District Council v CPRE – Neil Cameron QC and Matthew Reed QC – on the extent of a local planning authority’s duty to provide reasons for its decisions. The team has been strengthened following the arrival of Jenny Wigley from No5 Barristers Chambers, as well as Alex Goodman, who re-joined chambers in December 2017.

β€˜Very strong set for planning and environmental matters’, 39 Essex Chambers has been involved in many high-value instructions from both national and international clients. In a recent highlight, Peter Village QC, James Strachan QC and Ned Helme have been instructed in an inquiry for City and Country Group in its proposed redevelopment of a Grade I listed mansion, which involves a detailed assessment of the heritage interest.

Francis Taylor Building is an β€˜excellent all-round planning chambers’, with recent work highlights including appearances in the Supreme Court cases of Coastal District Council v Hopkins Homes Ltd and Richborough Estates Partnership LLP v Cheshire East Borough Council, concerning the meaning and effect of the provisions of the NPPF on housing land supply and the presumption in favour of sustainable development; Hereward Phillpot QC and Richard Honey acted for Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government. Ned Westaway also appeared in the Supreme Court in Dover District Council v CPRE Kent regarding the nature, scope and standard of reasons required for planning decisions.

Cornerstone Barristers is β€˜a solid, friendly and efficient chambers’, which has undergone impressive expansion of late. Lisa Busch QC joined from Landmark Chambers in January 2018, while Emmaline Lambert and Edward Grant arrived from Six Pump Court. Recent case highlights include Ashley Bowes acting in the Supreme Court case of Suffolk Coastal District Council v Hopkins Homes Ltd, and in Preston New Road Action Group & Frackman v Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, the first Court of Appeal challenge concerning the secretary of state’s decision to grant planning permission for fracking projects. In addition, Jack Parker acted in Oakley v South Cambridgeshire District Council, a significant case for planning committee decision making.

Members of the β€˜first-class’ Six Pump Court β€˜pull out all the stops to assist clients in urgent or complicated matters’. In two recent highlights, Roy Martin QC appeared in the Supreme Court resisting an appeal by Aberdeen City and Shire Strategic Development Planning Authority, while Anne Williams has been acting on multiple residential development matters.

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