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

Charles Banner QC

Tel:
Work 020 7430 1221
Email:
Landmark Chambers (Chambers of Paul Brown QC and Rupert Warren QC.)

Position

Charles Banner was called to the Bar of England and Wales in 2004. He also has rights of audience in Northern Ireland (called 2010), the Dubai International Finance Centre Courts (Part II Registered 2015) and the Singapore International Commercial Court (Full Registered Foreign Lawyer 2017).

He has a broad practice covering a wide range of areas of law, falling principally within the following sectors:

  1. Urban development, infrastructure and energy – including the planning/development consent process and all aspects of planning law, environmental and other regulation, contracts & procurement, commercial litigation & arbitration and compulsory acquisition.
  2. Government and regulation – including all aspects of public sector and state activity, administrative and constitutional law, EU law, human rights, economic sanctions, environmental law, public procurement, regulatory law and public international law (including investor-state arbitration).
He has been ranked for several years by the main legal directories as one of the UK's leading junior barristers in several areas of specialism. He has appeared numerous times (including as sole counsel) before the UK Supreme Court, the Court of Justice of the European Union, and the UNECE Aarhus Convention Compliance Committee. He also undertakes arbitration work both in the UK and internationally. His practice has a strong international dimension and he is the co-founder of Landmark Chambers International (see www.landmarkchambersinternational.com). For his full resume please see http://www.landmarkchambers.co.uk/charles_banner (for UK work) and http://www.landmarkchambersinternational.com/Charles_Banner (for international work).

Career

Pupillage at Landmark Chambers 2004-05. Judicial Assistant to the Appellate Committee of the House of Lords, 2005-06. In practice at Landmark Chambers 2006-present. College Lecturer in EU Law, Oriel & Lincoln Colleges, Oxford University, 2010-15. Member of Landmark Chambers Management Committee 2015-2017. Trustee and Council Member of UK Environment Law Association 2016-present. Author/editor of several publications including two books: 'Off with their wigs!' (Imprint Academic, 2003) on the establishment of the UK Supreme Court and 'The Aarhus Convention: A Guide for UK Lawyers' (Hart Publishing, 2015).

Languages

Working knowledge of French; basic Russian.

Member

Attorney General’s A Panel of Junior Counsel to the Crown; Member of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators; Associate Member of the Hong Kong institute of Arbitrators; ADR Group Accredited Mediator; Administrative Law Bar Association; Association of Regulatory and Disciplinary Lawyers; Bar European Group; UK State Aid Law Association; Planning and Environment Bar Association; United Kingdom Environment Law Association; Society of English and American Lawyers; Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society.

Education

Lincoln College, Oxford (MA Classics, 2002); City University (Postgraduate Diploma in Law, 2003 – top 15% of the year); King’s College, London (Postgraduate Diploma in European Community Law, 2004 - Distinction, first in year); Inns of Court School of Law (Bar Vocational Course 2004 – Outstanding, awarded Du Cann Memorial Prize for coming top of his year-group in advocacy); Chartered Institute of Abritrators (Advanced Certificate in International Arbitration, 2016 - mark of 91%)

Leisure

Theatre, music, travel, long distance running, mountain climbing, viewing and collecting art.


London Bar

Administrative and public law (including local government)

Within: 2019 Silks

Charles Banner QC - Landmark ChambersBright, diligent and client-friendly.

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

Within: 2019 Silks

Charles Banner QC - Landmark ChambersA skilled advocate who has experience across a range of jurisdictions.

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EU Law

Within: 2019 Silks

Charles Banner QC - Landmark ChambersBright, diligent and client-friendly.

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Energy

Within: 2019 Silks

Charles Banner QC - Landmark ChambersClient-friendly and a pleasure to work with.

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Environment

Within: 2019 Silks

Charles Banner QC - Landmark ChambersExtremely bright and diligent, an excellent and well-respected young silk.

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Planning

Within: 2019 Silks

Charles Banner QC - Landmark ChambersExtremely enthusiastic, proactive and commercial.

Within: Planning

'The pre-eminent planning set', 'totally dominant' Landmark Chambers has 'unrivalled strength in depth, with an enviable list of senior and junior counsel'. James Maurici QC represented the Secretary of State for Transport in the challenges to the London Heathrow third runway project.  In the Supreme Court, Richard Moules represented the local authorities, and 2019 silk appointment Charles Banner QC represented Transport for London, in Transport for London v City of London & Southwark LBC, in which the Supreme Court grappled with the meaning of the word "highway" in the Highways Act 1980. In addition, Stephen Whale represented Ealing Council and Reuben Taylor QC acted for Queen's Park Rangers in a Court of Appeal challenge to a grant of planning permission for the football club's new training ground.

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Public procurement

Within: 2019 Silks

Charles Banner QC - Landmark ChambersA clear thinker who is full of energy and enthusiasm.

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