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Chambers of Paul Brown QC and Rupert Warren QC.

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180 FLEET STREET, LONDON, EC4A 2HG, ENGLAND
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Richard Drabble QC

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

Position

Richard Drabble practices in public law, planning and other local government matters. He has appeared frequently as an advocate at all levels of domestic courts, particularly the Administrative Court as well as the Court of Appeal, House of Lords and the Supreme Court. His practice also has a European dimension, with many appearances (in planning, environmental and social security matters) before the ECJ and the European Court of Human Rights. He has appeared for both developers and local authorities in major planning inquiries. Richard Drabble has acted for a wide range of clients, examples being the Secretary of State in challenges to the Terminal Five planning permission, the Airports and Energy White Papers; and the Olympics CPO; Natural England in the Thames Basin Heath SPA litigation; Amnesty International in the Pinochet medical reports case; the developer in R (Lewis) v Redcar BC and Persimmon and in R (Kides) v South Cambridgeshire DC; JCWI and the AIRE Centre in the litigation concerning alleged marriages of convenience; Quinn Glass in the Court of Appeal hearing about an IPCC permit; 3C Limited in a Commercial Court case about the Landfill Directive; Friends of the Earth in the solar panels litigation; Mr Pinnock and Mr Cart in their cases in the Supreme Court; and Mrs Stec; Ms Tsfayo; Mrs Chapman and Mrs Kehoe in their various cases in the European Court of Human Rights. He appeared for the local authorities in the Dibden Bay Inquiry. Publications of note: contributor to ‘Goudie and Supperstone on Judicial Review’ and one of the editors of ‘Local Authorities and Human Rights’ (Blackstone/OUP, 2004). He has lectured frequently on public law matters, for example human rights issues in planning and EU issues in environmental law.

Career

Called 1975; Inner Temple; silk 1995.

Member

Administrative Law Bar Association (former chairman); Planning and Environment Bar Association; Bar Council Law Reform Committee.

Education

Downing College, Cambridge (History).


London Bar

Administrative and public law (including local government)

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

Richard Drabble QC - Landmark ChambersHe is known for social welfare cases.

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EU law

Within: EU law – Leading silks

Richard Drabble QC - Landmark ChambersThe doyen of EU social security law.

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Environment

Within: Environment – Leading silks

Richard Drabble QC - Landmark ChambersRecommended for public law, planning and environment.

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Immigration (including business immigration)

Within: Immigration (including business immigration) – Leading silks

Richard Drabble QC - Landmark ChambersA very good leading counsel.

Within: Immigration (including business immigration)

Landmark Chambersis the set I would always contact first’, according to a source who adds ‘and all the clerks are excellent.’ The set has expertise acting both for and against the government with members appearing in all domestic and international courts.Richard Drabble QC acted for the appellant in a successful challenge to the statutory provisions requiring foreign criminals to appeal from abroad – the government’s so-called ‘deport first, appeal later’ policy.

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Planning

Within: Planning – Leading silks

Richard Drabble QC - Landmark ChambersHe brings wide experience of working for developers and local authorities in major planning inquiries.

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Social housing

Within: Social housing – Leading silks

Richard Drabble QC - Landmark ChambersThe kind of barrister you wouldn’t want to see on the other side.

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