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Landmark Chambers (Chambers of Paul Brown QC and Rupert Warren QC.), Robert Walton, London, ENGLAND

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Robert Walton

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Landmark Chambers (Chambers of Paul Brown QC and Rupert Warren QC.)


Robert has an extensive practice in all aspects of planning, compulsory purchase and compensation, judicial review, local government, rating, village green, waste and transport law. He undertakes work for private developers, central and local government, public bodies and interest groups. Robert’s current caseload includes the promotion of a wide variety of housing schemes across the country for a range of private developer clients. These projects include market housing as well as assisted living schemes (for McCarthy & Stone). His work also includes complex retail cases – he is currently advising and acting for Tesco on a number of planning and compensation matters. Robert also appears regularly in the Lands Tribunal, often in connection with very high-value claims. He acted for the Secretary of State for Transport with regard to a large number of claims arising out of the compulsory acquisition of land for the Channel Tunnel Rail Link (including the £24m claim by Roadchef in respect of the Maidstone MSA); he also acted for Medway Council in respect of the £23m claim made by Railtrack in respect of the compulsory acquisition of their land at Strood Riverside; he also regularly promotes CPOs dealing with housing and town and city centre regeneration. Robert’s recent judicial review case load includes R (Godfrey) v Southwark LBC acting for the developer (Barratts) in respect of a challenge to the grant of planning permission for a residential-led mixed-use scheme in Rotherhithe; R (Marshall Street Regeneration Ltd) v Westminster City Council acting for the developer (Hendersons Global Investors) in respect of a challenge to the grant of planning permission for an Eric Parry scheme on Great Marlborough Street, London; and R (Salford Estates) v Durham County Council, acting for Tesco in respect of a challenge by a commercial rival to a new superstore in Peterlee.


Called 1999. Lincoln’s Inn.


Edinburgh University (MA (Hons) History and English Literature); scholar at BPP Law School before being called to the bar as a Wolfson Scholar by Lincoln’s Inn in 1999.

London Bar


Within: Planning – 2019 silks

Robert Walton QC - Landmark ChambersCalm under pressure, he reads the situation extremely well, and is always well prepared.

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