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Chambers of Neil Cameron QC and Rupert Warren QC

Living Wage
180 FLEET STREET, LONDON, EC4A 2HG, ENGLAND
Tel:
Work 020 7430 1221
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Fax 020 7421 6060
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1042 LONDON CHANCERY LANE
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Web:
www.landmarkchambers.co.uk

London Bar

Set overviews: England and Wales

Landmark Chambers is β€˜the leading planning set in London and beyond’, β€˜excellent for public law’, and β€˜one of the best for its range of counsel in the property litigation field’. Further, it has related experience in environmental law and β€˜true strength in depth’ in the niche area of rating and valuation. With β€˜a full complement of eminent silks supported by a large team of first-rate juniors, chambers is perfectly equipped to provide the highest quality service’. The clerks are also hailed as β€˜the best in the business’, β€˜skilfully led’ by Jay Fullilove, who provides β€˜a client-focused and efficient service’. At deputy senior clerk level, Bill King and Kevin Squires are β€˜a pleasure to deal with’ and have β€˜a wealth of experience’. Offices in: London

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London Bar

Administrative and public law (including local government)
Administrative and public law (including local government) – Leading sets - ranked: tier 2

Landmark Chambers

Landmark Chambers is β€˜among the strongest sets in the area of public law’. Indeed, Richard Drabble QC appeared in the widely publicised Supreme Court case concerning the high-profile β€œbedroom tax”, while standout junior Tim Buley has acted for the government in several significant judicial reviews and Supreme Court cases. Nathalie Lieven QC left for Blackstone Chambers in 2017.

Administrative and public law (including local government) – Leading silks

Richard Drabble QC - Landmark Chambers β€˜Consistently takes on exceptional cases in the public law space.’

Ranked: tier 2

David Lock QC - Landmark Chambers β€˜He is exceptionally knowledgeable and gains the confidence of vulnerable clients.’

Ranked: tier 5

David Elvin QC - Landmark Chambers β€˜Among the brightest and most accomplished advocates at the planning Bar.’

Ranked: tier 5

James Maurici QC - Landmark Chambers β€˜His depth of knowledge is excellent and he always delivers to deadlines.’

Ranked: tier 5

Timothy Corner QC - Landmark Chambers β€˜Very personable, and experienced a range of public law matters.’

Ranked: tier 5
Administrative and public law (including local government) – 2017 silks

Fiona Scolding QC - Landmark Chambers β€˜Very approachable and totally focused on ensuring a good outcome.’

Ranked: tier 1

Samantha Broadfoot QC - Landmark Chambers β€˜She argues her client’s position intelligently, articulately and gracefully.’

Ranked: tier 1
Administrative and public law (including local government) – Leading juniors

Declan O’Callaghan - Landmark Chambers β€˜Dedicated to each and every one of his cases, no matter how busy he is.’

Ranked: tier 1

Tim Buley - Landmark Chambers β€˜Skilled at navigating complexity and focusing on the points that will win a case.’

Ranked: tier 1

David Blundell - Landmark Chambers β€˜An outstanding advocate, whose work is compelling and immaculately researched.’

Ranked: tier 2

Katherine Olley - Landmark Chambers β€˜Knowledgeable, committed and well prepared, with no perceptible weakness.’

Ranked: tier 2

Charles Banner - Landmark Chambers β€˜Knowledgeable and enthusiastic with excellent client skills.’

Ranked: tier 3

Alex Goodman - Landmark Chambers β€˜A true expert on planning and immigration matters.’

Ranked: tier 4

Carine Patry - Landmark Chambers β€˜Knowledgeable, committed and highly applauded by clients.’

Ranked: tier 4

Gwion Lewis - Landmark Chambers β€˜An impressive barrister with a growing reputation.’

Ranked: tier 4

Galina Ward - Landmark Chambers β€˜Approachable and knowledgeable; a first-class advocate.’

Ranked: tier 4

Jacqueline Lean - Landmark Chambers β€˜Sharp and strategic, with a relaxed, friendly, hands-on style.’

Ranked: tier 4

Sasha Blackmore - Landmark Chambers β€˜She’s very bright and has a sound grasp of the finer detail.’

Ranked: tier 4

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Civil liberties and human rights (including actions against the police)
Civil liberties and human rights (including actions against the police) – Leading sets - ranked: tier 3

Landmark Chambers

Landmark Chambers is an β€˜excellent set with real strength in EU law and the interface with social assistance benefits’. Indeed, Charles Banner appeared in a Supreme Court case regarding the conditions under which a non-EU resident acting as a primary carer for an EU national is entitled to the same social benefits as UK citizens.

Civil liberties and human rights (including actions against the police) – Leading silks

James Maurici QC - Landmark Chambers β€˜He provides consistently excellent verbal and written advice.’

Ranked: tier 4

Stephen Knafler QC - Landmark Chambers β€˜Instrumental in the development of community care and migrant law.’

Ranked: tier 4
Civil liberties and human rights (including actions against the police) – 2017 silks

Fiona Scolding QC - Landmark Chambers β€˜A strong force in negotiations and in court.’

Ranked: tier 1
Civil liberties and human rights (including actions against the police) – Leading juniors

Charles Banner - Landmark Chambers β€˜He has the ear of the court because they know the points he raises are worth hearing.’

Ranked: tier 2

Tim Buley - Landmark Chambers β€˜Especially knowledgeable in cases concerning the detention of the mentally ill.’

Ranked: tier 2

David Blundell - Landmark Chambers β€˜His work easily outstrips more senior barristers.’

Ranked: tier 3

Declan O’Callaghan - Landmark Chambers β€˜Real strength in immigration, EU law and social assistance benefits.’

Ranked: tier 3

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Costs
Costs – Leading silks

David Holland QC - Landmark Chambers β€˜His advocacy is focused and clear.’

Ranked: tier 3
Costs – Leading juniors

Rupert Cohen - Landmark Chambers β€˜An exceptional barrister with abilities that far surpass his year of call.’

Ranked: tier 4

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Court of Protection and community care
Court of Protection and community care – Leading silks

David Lock QC - Landmark Chambers β€˜He is exceptionally knowledgeable about NHS regulation and patient rights.’

Ranked: tier 1

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EU law
EU law – Leading silks

Richard Drabble QC - Landmark Chambers β€˜A charming and innovative advocate to whom all the judges listen and defer.’

Ranked: tier 3

James Maurici QC - Landmark Chambers β€˜An established silk.’

Ranked: tier 4
EU law – Leading juniors

Charles Banner - Landmark Chambers β€˜Knowledgeable, enthusiastic and persuasive in his advocacy.’

Ranked: tier 2

David Blundell - Landmark Chambers β€˜His work outstrips that produced by some silks.’

Ranked: tier 4

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Education
Education – 2017 silks

Fiona Scolding QC - Landmark Chambers β€˜Incredibly persuasive and a frighteningly good opponent, who is exceptional with difficult clients.’

Ranked: tier 1
Education – Leading juniors

Galina Ward - Landmark Chambers β€˜Efficient, decisive, helpful and a pleasure to work with.’

Ranked: tier 4

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Energy
Energy – Leading silks

Russell Harris QC - Landmark Chambers β€˜He has a knack of going straight to the crux of an issue and finding a clear path around the impossible.’

Ranked: tier 4
Energy – Leading juniors

Charles Banner - Landmark Chambers β€˜A terrifically clever, smooth and confident advocate; undoubtedly a future silk.’

Ranked: tier 3

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Environment
Environment – Leading sets - ranked: tier 1

Landmark Chambers

Landmark Chambers is β€˜a very commercial outfit, where the silks are a cut above, the juniors are strong and the clerking is excellent’. James Maurici QC handled R (Hillingdon) v Secretary of State for Transport, a judicial review challenging the government’s decision to approve the Heathrow North West scheme. Nathalie Lieven QC recently departed for Blackstone Chambers.

Environment – Leading silks

David Elvin QC - Landmark Chambers β€˜He is very strong in court and in providing written advice.’

Ranked: tier 1

Rhodri Price Lewis QC - Landmark Chambers β€˜He delivers astute, strategic advice.’

Ranked: tier 2

Richard Drabble QC - Landmark Chambers β€˜He is thoughtful, helpful and good with clients.’

Ranked: tier 2

Christopher Katkowski QC - Landmark Chambers β€˜He is wonderfully succinct, wholly commercial and very client-friendly.’

Ranked: tier 3

Tim Mould QC - Landmark Chambers β€˜Recommended for his team leadership and understanding.’

Ranked: tier 3

David Forsdick QC - Landmark Chambers β€˜He is hardworking, tenacious and thorough, and sensitive with clients.’

Ranked: tier 4

Dan Kolinsky QC - Landmark Chambers β€˜An extremely talented junior QC; very astute, articulate and knowledgeable.’

Ranked: tier 4

James Maurici QC - Landmark Chambers β€˜He is friendly and accessible.’

Ranked: tier 4

John Hobson QC - Landmark Chambers β€˜Highly regarded for environmental impact assessments.’

Ranked: tier 4

Russell Harris QC - Landmark Chambers β€˜He is a tenacious, focused and an all-round excellent advocate.’

Ranked: tier 4

Timothy Corner QC - Landmark Chambers β€˜A pleasure to deal with and an excellent team player.’

Ranked: tier 4
Environment – Leading juniors

Charles Banner - Landmark Chambers β€˜He has a very positive attitude and an ability to deal with complex issues swiftly and confidently.’

Ranked: tier 3

Richard Moules - Landmark Chambers β€˜He is very bright, very approachable and unflappable.’

Ranked: tier 3

Gwion Lewis - Landmark Chambers β€˜Very user-friendly and easy to work with.’

Ranked: tier 4

Simon Pickles - Landmark Chambers β€˜He is very able and has a good manner with lay clients.’

Ranked: tier 4

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Immigration (including business immigration)
Immigration (including business immigration) – Leading sets - ranked: tier 3

Landmark Chambers

Landmark Chambers has β€˜a number of very good up-and-coming barristers as well as leading established names’. Recent work highlights include a challenge to the approach of the First-tier and Upper Tribunals to hearing evidence from children and adults with mental health problems and who lack capacity.

Immigration (including business immigration) – Leading silks

Richard Drabble QC - Landmark Chambers β€˜A leading figure in the area of deportation of foreign criminals.’

Ranked: tier 1

Stephen Knafler QC - Landmark Chambers β€˜He retains a high level of approachability.’

Ranked: tier 2
Immigration (including business immigration) – Leading juniors

David Blundell - Landmark Chambers β€˜One of the top juniors, who is bound to go very far.’

Ranked: tier 2

Galina Ward - Landmark Chambers β€˜An exceptional barrister, and an effective and tenacious advocate.’

Ranked: tier 2

Tim Buley - Landmark Chambers β€˜Draws on his public law expertise in his submissions to deploy just the right principle or analogy to advance his clients’ case.’

Ranked: tier 2

Declan O’Callaghan - Landmark Chambers β€˜Extremely knowledgeable on all immigration matters, particularly EEA rights.’

Ranked: tier 3

Graham Denholm - Landmark Chambers β€˜An excellent barrister, whose advocacy, drafting and determination is first class.’

Ranked: tier 3

Christopher Jacobs - Landmark Chambers β€˜Dedicated and extremely knowledgeable.’

Ranked: tier 4

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Licensing
Licensing – Leading juniors

Stephen Whale - Landmark Chambers β€˜A well-respected name in the field.’

Ranked: tier 3

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Planning
Planning – Leading sets - ranked: tier 1

Landmark Chambers

Landmark Chambers β€˜leads the planning Bar by a good margin’, and is also recommended for its β€˜efficient, sensible and cost-sensitive clerks’. Members were recently involved in three judicial reviews challenging the Secretary of State’s decisions regarding exploratory fracking in the UK, and Tim Mould QC was lead counsel for the promotion of the HS2 Bill in the House of Commons and House of Lords Select Committee process throughout 2016. Nathalie Lieven QC recently departed for Blackstone Chambers.

Planning – Leading silks

Christopher Katkowski QC - Landmark Chambers β€˜A calming presence for his own witnesses and a formidable presence for his opponents.’

Ranked: tier 1

Russell Harris QC - Landmark Chambers β€˜The go-to barrister for large complex urban development projects in Central London.’

Ranked: tier 1

Christopher Lockhart-Mummery QC - Landmark Chambers β€˜With clear focus, he identifies the winning point in a case and pursues it ruthlessly.’

Ranked: tier 2

David Elvin QC - Landmark Chambers β€˜He is an excellent advocate and really gets to know the client.’

Ranked: tier 2

Neil Cameron QC - Landmark Chambers β€˜A leading figure for judicial reviews.’

Ranked: tier 2

Neil King QC - Landmark Chambers β€˜A town and country planning expert.’

Ranked: tier 2

Rhodri Price Lewis QC - Landmark Chambers β€˜Clients love his warm, personable manner.’

Ranked: tier 2

Timothy Corner QC - Landmark Chambers β€˜He is thorough and forensic when needed and rises above when appropriate.’

Ranked: tier 2

Tim Mould QC - Landmark Chambers β€˜He has great analytical skills and gives pragmatic solutions to β€œreal-world” problems.’

Ranked: tier 2

William Hicks QC - Landmark Chambers β€˜He takes initiative, and has unwavering focus and attention to detail.’

Ranked: tier 2

John Hobson QC - Landmark Chambers β€˜Recommended for planning appeals.’

Ranked: tier 3

Richard Drabble QC - Landmark Chambers β€˜He is thoughtful, helpful and good with clients.’

Ranked: tier 3

Rupert Warren QC - Landmark Chambers β€˜He is very competent.’

Ranked: tier 3

David Forsdick QC - Landmark Chambers β€˜He is sensitive with clients and thorough in his work.’

Ranked: tier 4

Dan Kolinsky QC - Landmark Chambers β€˜Personable and hardworking.’

Ranked: tier 4

John Litton QC - Landmark Chambers β€˜He gives clear, confident advice at an early stage on the merits of a case.’

Ranked: tier 4

Paul Brown QC - Landmark Chambers β€˜Very well liked by clients.’

Ranked: tier 4

Reuben Taylor QC - Landmark Chambers β€˜A really thorough and detailed barrister, who is excellent at explaining technical points in a straightforward manner.’

Ranked: tier 4
Planning – 2017 silks

Matthew Reed QC - Landmark Chambers β€˜He has excellent knowledge of planning and public law.’

Ranked: tier 1
Planning – Leading juniors

Charles Banner - Landmark Chambers β€˜He is very bright, incredibly responsive and great with clients – a match for any silk.’

Ranked: tier 1

Stephen Morgan - Landmark Chambers β€˜He delivers a silk-level performance in court and provides highly reliable advice.’

Ranked: tier 1

Scott Lyness - Landmark Chambers β€˜He understands and interprets complex scientific information in an intelligible way.’

Ranked: tier 2

Stephen Whale - Landmark Chambers β€˜He has vast experience of advising on large infrastructure projects.’

Ranked: tier 2

Guy Williams - Landmark Chambers β€˜He is strong on CPO compensation advice.’

Ranked: tier 3

Gwion Lewis - Landmark Chambers β€˜He is very user-friendly and easy to work with.’

Ranked: tier 3

Robert Walton - Landmark Chambers β€˜Highly recommended for public inquiries.’

Ranked: tier 3

Richard Moules - Landmark Chambers β€˜He is able to retain an extraordinary amount of information and use it to his advantage.’

Ranked: tier 3

Alex Goodman - Landmark Chambers β€˜Recommended for judicial reviews.’

Ranked: tier 4

Jacqueline Lean - Landmark Chambers β€˜She stands out for her versatility and fierce intellect.’

Ranked: tier 4

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Property litigation and agriculture
Property litigation – Leading sets - ranked: tier 2

Landmark Chambers

Barristers of Landmark Chambers are β€˜set apart by their speed of delivery, and willingness to work as a team and develop good relationships’. Recent highlights include S J & J Monk (a firm) v Newbigin (valuation officer) in the Supreme Court, concerning the valuation approach to a property undergoing refurbishment, and Court of Appeal cases Dudley Muslim Association v Dudley Metropolitan Borough Council and The Gulf Agencies v Ahmed.

Agriculture – Leading silks

David Elvin QC - Landmark Chambers β€˜Very strong in court and in providing written advice.’

Ranked: tier 3
Property litigation – Leading silks

David Holland QC - Landmark Chambers β€˜He is a bright and tenacious individual, who inspires confidence.’

Ranked: tier 1

John Male QC - Landmark Chambers β€˜Highly recommended for development disputes.’

Ranked: tier 2

Zia Bhaloo QC - Landmark Chambers β€˜She has outstanding technical knowledge and intellect, and goes straight to the heart of a problem.’

Ranked: tier 2

David Elvin QC - Landmark Chambers β€˜An excellent advocate, who really gets to know the clients and their issues.’

Ranked: tier 4

Katharine Holland QC - Landmark Chambers β€˜Technically excellent and incredibly good with clients.’

Ranked: tier 4

Timothy Morshead QC - Landmark Chambers β€˜Exceptional; he is fiendishly clever and a frightening opponent.’

Ranked: tier 4

Dan Kolinsky QC - Landmark Chambers β€˜An extremely talented junior silk, who is very astute, articulate and knowledgeable.’

Ranked: tier 5
Property litigation – 2016 silks

Tom Weekes QC - Landmark Chambers β€˜Peerless in his breadth of knowledge, and his advocacy is difficult for judges to resist.’

Ranked: tier 1
Property litigation – Leading juniors

Nicholas Taggart - Landmark Chambers β€˜He is charming, affable and a joy to work with.’

Ranked: tier 1

Myriam Stacey - Landmark Chambers β€˜Always willing to give a view that is not heavily caveated, and impressive in court and in conference.’

Ranked: tier 2

Stephen Bickford-Smith - Landmark Chambers β€˜An expert in party wall matters, who gives robust advice to clients.’

Ranked: tier 2

Camilla Lamont - Landmark Chambers β€˜A guiding light that cuts through reams of papers to get to the nub of issues.’

Ranked: tier 3

Galina Ward - Landmark Chambers β€˜She is able to hone in on the killer argument in the most complex cases.’

Ranked: tier 3

Katrina Yates - Landmark Chambers β€˜An excellent junior and one to have on your side in a fight.’

Ranked: tier 4

Thomas Jefferies - Landmark Chambers β€˜Very calm in his approach but with a very effective fighting spirit.’

Ranked: tier 4

Aaron Walder - Landmark Chambers β€˜Recommended for commercial property disputes.’

Ranked: tier 5

David Nicholls - Landmark Chambers β€˜Recommended for appellate cases.’

Ranked: tier 5

Toby Watkin - Landmark Chambers β€˜Recommended for development disputes.’

Ranked: tier 5

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Public procurement
Public procurement – Leading juniors

Charles Banner - Landmark Chambers β€˜Very good at sorting the wheat from the chaff.’

Ranked: tier 3

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Set overviews: England and Wales

Landmark Chambers is β€˜the leading planning set in London and beyond’, β€˜excellent for public law’, and β€˜one of the best for its range of counsel in the property litigation field’. Further, it has related experience in environmental law and β€˜true strength in depth’ in the niche area of rating and valuation. With β€˜a full complement of eminent silks supported by a large team of first-rate juniors, chambers is perfectly equipped to provide the highest quality service’. The clerks are also hailed as β€˜the best in the business’, β€˜skilfully led’ by Jay Fullilove, who provides β€˜a client-focused and efficient service’. At deputy senior clerk level, Bill King and Kevin Squires are β€˜a pleasure to deal with’ and have β€˜a wealth of experience’. Offices in: London

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Social housing
Social housing – Leading silks

Stephen Knafler QC - Landmark Chambers β€˜He has a vast knowledge of the law combined with an ability to express himself simply and clearly.’

Ranked: tier 2

Richard Drabble QC - Landmark Chambers β€˜A first-choice in the field.’

Ranked: tier 3

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