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Landmark Chambers (Chambers of Paul Brown QC and Rupert Warren QC.), Neil Cameron QC, London, ENGLAND

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Neil Cameron QC

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


Neil specialises in planning, compulsory purchase, parliamentary and environmental law.

He was Joint Head of Landmark Chambers from 2015-2018

Recent cases include the Cribbs Causeway call in retail planning inquiry (September 2017), CPRE v. Dover DC (heard by the Supreme Court in October 2017), and promoting the Middle Level Bill (now Act).

Current cases include Wright v. Forest of Dean, a case concerning the extent to which community benefits can be taken into account when determining planning applications (due to be heard by the Supreme Court in May 2019).

His practice includes work for housebuilders (for example representing the Developer Forum at the Mid Sussex Local Plan Examination and acting for Churchill Retirement Living in many planning appeals), and for local authorities (including the City of London and other London authorities). He acts for retailers, including ALDI. He also works on infrastructure projects (he has acted for the promoter on extensions to the West Midlands Metro system).  He appears in Parliament, having represented local authority (including Camden) and private company petitioners on HS2. He has an expertise in the use of local authority powers to override rights to light.


Called 1982; Gray’s Inn (Bencher 2016); silk 2009; recorder 2002; deputy High Court judge 2013. Publications of note: Contributor to Garner’s Environmental Law.


PEBA; UKELA; Parliamentary Bar Mess (committee member).


Durham University (1981, BA (Hons)).

London Bar


Within: Environment

Landmark Chambers is a ‘very well-rounded set, with a range of counsel for every issue and good availability of alternatives.’ In the Supreme Court, Neil Cameron QC acted for the local authority in Dover District Council v CPRE (Kent) regarding duties to give reasons, while James Maurici QC and Gwion Lewis appeared for the Environment Agency in R (Mott) v Environment Agency on whether fishermen should be compensated from public funds if their fishing rights are restricted in the public interest to avoid ecological damage.

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Within: Planning – Leading silks

Neil Cameron QC - Landmark ChambersAlways excellent.

Within: Planning

Landmark Chambers is ‘exceptionally strong in planning law’, which is demonstrated by the number of high-profile instructions received by its members. Christopher Lockhart-Mummery QC acted for the successful developer in Hopkins Homes Ltd v Suffolk Coastal DC. The set also appeared for both sides in Dover District Council v CPRE – Neil Cameron QC and Matthew Reed QC – on the extent of a local planning authority’s duty to provide reasons for its decisions. The team has been strengthened following the arrival of Jenny Wigley from No5 Barristers Chambers, as well as Alex Goodman, who re-joined chambers in December 2017.

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