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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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Work 020 7430 1221
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Landmark Chambers (Chambers of Paul Brown QC and Rupert Warren QC.), Russell Harris QC, London, ENGLAND

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Russell Harris QC

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

Position

Russell specialises in planning and environmental work. He is particularly experienced in preparing for and acting at large public inquiries. He is noted for his ability to understand large volumes of technical evidence, to formulate effective cross-examination of expert witnesses and to present a client’s case clearly and effectively. Russell has appeared in almost all of the recent Tall Building inquiries and has developed a special expertise in presenting cases involving world class architects and architecture. Thus, Russell has successfully acted for the developers of ‘The Shards of Glass’ by Renzo Piano, the Heron Tower, by Lee Polisano, The Minerva Tower by Nicolas Grimshaw, 20 Fenchurch Street by Rafael Vinoly, The Beetham Tower Blackfriars by Ian Simpson and Founder’s Place by Sir Terry Farrell. In March 2009 Russell was re-appointed as counsel to the London Plan (Spatial Development Strategy for London) by Mayor Johnson, meaning that he has promoted every single plan, alteration and review since the creation of the London Mayor and Greater London Authority. Russell is presently advising Herbert Smith on Rem Koolhaus’ plans for the Commonwealth Institute in Kensington and on Foster and Partners proposals at Bishop’s Place on the fringes of the City of London. He is also advising on the redevelopment of Crystal Palace Park and the Brighton Marina developments. Publications: has written various articles on environmental law and was co-author of ‘Environmental Law and Practice’ (OUP).

Career

Called to the Bar 1986; Gray’s Inn; QC 2003; in 1990, accepted an invitation from Sir Frank Layfield to join his planning and environmental law chambers; since that time he has specialised in planning and environmental work; named as Silk of the Year for Environment/Planning at the 2008 Chambers Bar Awards.

Member

Wales Assembly Government Planning Forum; Commission for Architecture and the Built Environment (CABE) Panel of Counsel; bencher of Gray’s Inn.

Education

St Johns College, Cambridge (Economics).

Leisure

When not at work Russell spends most of his time on the Atlantic Ocean.


London Bar

Energy

Within: Energy – Leading silks

Russell Harris QC - Landmark ChambersTenacious and very client friendly, with an ability to get right to the heart of the matter.

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Planning

Within: Planning – Leading silks

Russell Harris QC - Landmark ChambersIn a class of his own, he has a very good reputation for substantial London development schemes, design and heritage issues.

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