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Chambers of Paul Brown 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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www.landmarkchambers.co.uk
Landmark Chambers (Chambers of Paul Brown QC and Rupert Warren QC.), Simon Pickles, London, ENGLAND

Simon Pickles

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

Position

Simon practises in four principal areas: planning, environmental law, compulsory purchase and compensation, and highways law. Recent inquiries have involved a strategic waste treatment facility (including AD, MBT & CHP technologies and paper de-inking), mixed retail/residential town centre development and inert waste treatment; and other recent and pending appearances involve compensation for compulsory purchase and modification orders. Inquiry work aside, he has significant experience of judicial review and statutory challenges. Planning: Simon has advised and acted for developers or local authorities on a wide range of residential, retail and leisure schemes. These have involved: market and affordable housing; comparison, bulky goods and trade retail; and hotels, restaurants, leisure lodges and nightclubs. He also has particular experience of change of use appeals, listed buildings and oil pipelines and licences. He has been involved in numerous enforcement inquiries (viz Hedge End Retail Park); and in prosecutions and defence work arising from Enforcement Notices (Crown and Magistrates Court). He has also advised and acted on waste-related developments spanning energy-from-waste (inquiries into proposals at Portsmouth, Bexley and Braintree), waste transfer and recycling facilities. Environmental law: Simon has advised on or appeared in matters involving IPPC/environmental permits (permits concerning EfW plants at Newhaven and Hull), the Habitats Directive and Appropriate Assessment (Thames Basin Heaths SPA) and contaminated land. He appeared in the first appeal against the refusal of permission to join the GHG Emissions Trading Scheme and has advised on and reviewed a number of significant environmental impact assessments. Compulsory purchase and compensation: Simon advises regularly on matters involving compulsory purchase and compensation. Recent appearances in the Lands Tribunal have included Pattle v Pattle, which involved important rulings on the scope and interpretation of rule 6 of s5 of the Land Compensation Act 1961, and Hodson (the limitation provisions of the General Vesting Declarations Act). He appeared some time ago as junior counsel in the leading cases of Hughes v Doncaster MBC and Director of Land v Shun Fung. He has also made numerous appearances at inquiries into CPO objections (Wembley Link and London Olympics), and advised in others where appearances have been avoided (Portsmouth, Newbury and Birmingham New Street).

Career

Called 1978. He is an Assistant Parliamentary Boundary Commissioner.

Member

PEBA; UKELA.

Education

Sidney Sussex College, Cambridge (MA Law).

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