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

Construction, planning and environment – Leading silks

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    • Anthony Crean QC - Kings ChambersCompelling, focused and innovative.
    • Vincent Fraser QC - Kings ChambersHe has a forensic and measured approach.
    • David Manley QC - Kings ChambersWidely recognised for his expertise in planning and environmental law.
    • Stephen Sauvain QC - Kings ChambersHe has notable expertise in village green applications cases.
    • Andrew Singer QC - Kings ChambersAn excellent silk, who provides commercially focused advice.
    • Paul Tucker QC - Kings ChambersAn unyielding cross-examiner.

Construction, planning and environment – Leading juniors

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    • John Barrett - Kings ChambersNoted for his expertise in mineral planning law.
    • Giles Cannock - Kings ChambersAn adroit performer.
    • Peter Dixon - Exchange ChambersHe knows planning law like the back of his hand.
    • Alan Evans - Kings ChambersA very conscientious and thoughtful barrister.
    • David Fearon - Exchange ChambersClients love his calm, smooth manner.
    • John Hunter - Kings ChambersHe provides excellent strategic advice.
    • James Malam - Exchange ChambersHe has a keen eye for the key issues of a case.
    • Ian Ponter - Kings ChambersA very quick thinker on his feet.
    • Sarah Reid - Kings ChambersShe leaves no stone unturned in a case.
    • Mark Smith - Exchange ChambersVery personable and practical.
    • Ruth Stockley - Kings ChambersExtremely pragmatic and very good with clients.
    • Simon Whitfield - Exchange ChambersVery experienced in construction and engineering disputes.
    • John Wyn Williams - Exchange ChambersNoted for his expertise in environmental cases of waste, water and air pollution.

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Exchange Chambers houses three specialist teams for construction, planning and environmental law matters. Peter Dixon leads the planning group, which is well known for handling disputes relating to consent applications. Former solicitor and chartered surveyor David Fearon heads up the construction team, which has experience across a broad range of construction disputes. Head of the environment team John Wyn Williams has established expertise in cases involving air and water pollution, statutory nuisance, and waste disposal matters.

Kings Chambers is ‘an excellent planning chambers’, where members represent major developers, local authorities, national retailers and house builders in planning applications, public inquiries and judicial reviews for a range of projects. Alan Evans has extensive experience in public inquiries related to fracking and oil and gas proposals. Andrew Singer QC took silk in 2018.

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