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  1. Construction, planning and environment – Leading silks
  2. Construction, planning and environment – Leading juniors

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Kings Chambers has ‘a strong reputation for planning law in the Midlands’, while construction and environmental law are other key areas of strength. Recent work highlights saw Anthony Crean QC representing Shropshire Council in bringing a claim against an inspector for a planning permission error. In another matter, Paul Tucker QC successfully defended a developer in a challenge to a planning permission grant for a crematorium.

No5 Barristers Chambers has a wide range of expertise across construction, planning and environmental matters, including in infrastructure and development projects. In a major highlight for the set, Richard Kimblin QC represented the Secretary of State for Transport in Whitby v Secretary of State for Transport, concerning the impact of a railway infrastructure scheme on a listed building. Up-and-coming barrister Jack Smyth specialises in planning injunctions and frequently appears in the High Court. Kevin Barrett retired in 2016.

Jonathan Mitchell at Ropewalk Chambers is a key name for environmental and planning law matters.

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