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3PB is well known for construction and planning law. Members have recently been active in the field of village green applications and appeals, where they have represented local authorities, inspectors and individual residents. Paul Newman has a solid construction practice and represents developers, suppliers and other parties in construction adjudications.

Guildhall Chambers’ environmental practice has a national reputation, where members represent landowners, regulators and companies. Brendon Moorhouse recently prosecuted a building materials company for breaching air quality regulations in a London Borough. Construction law is an area that Julian Allsop is experienced in; he has appeared in litigation arising out of defective workmanship as well as construction arbitrations.

Magdalen Chambers’ planning team is led by Gavin Collett. Members represent developers, local authorities, individuals and companies. A major case for the set was the judicial review of Devon County Council’s decision to reverse traffic flow in Totnes, where Collett represented the applicant and was successful in showing that the council should have ordered a public inquiry.

At No5 Chambers, Paul Cairnes QC has an excellent reputation for planning cases. He recently acted for developers in public inquiries into major residential proposals in Milton Keynes and Chichester. Other key areas include planning judicial reviews and planning injunctions.

Old Square Chambers is home to Malcolm Galloway, who is highly regarded for his environmental practice. In January 2016, Galloway defended Churngold Recycling against the Environment Agency’s prosecution for handling and shipping hazardous materials, following the agency’s largest-ever UK hazardous waste raid.

St John’s Chambers has a wide-ranging construction and planning practice, which also extends to related professional negligence matters. Peter Wadsley and David Fletcher are the main names for planning disputes; they act for housing developers, local authorities, major wind farms and biomass companies in planning application disputes.

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