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No5 Barristers Chambers

Chambers of Mark Anderson QC

FOUNTAIN COURT, STEELHOUSE LANE, BIRMINGHAM, B4 6DR, ENGLAND
Tel:
Work 0845 210 5555
Fax:
Fax 0121 606 1501
DX:
16075 BIRMINGHAM
Email:
Web:
www.no5.com
Birmingham, Bristol, Leicester, London

Paul Cairnes QC

Tel:
Work 0845 210 5555
Email:
No5 Barristers Chambers (Chambers of Mark Anderson QC)

Work Department

Planning and public law; ADR.

Position

Specialises in planning and environmental work. Acts for developers and local authorities throughout England and Wales and has considerable High Court experience with regard to planning and environmental issues. Makes an active contribution to no.5 planning and environmental group’s seminar programme and provides in-house training on planning and environmental matters to planning consultancies and LPAs. He is regularly instructed to appear and advise in high profile and large scale development proposals, recent examples of which include: the successful promotion of a mixed-use development comprising 173 residential units, office buildings and retail outlet with associated infrastructure in Weymouth; the successful promotion of a residential development of 277 dwellings with associated public open space, affordable housing, recreational facilities, landscaping and access at the former Fremington Army Camp, Devon; the successful promotion of a mixed-use urban extension to south of Gloucester comprising some 1,750 homes and associated community infrastructure. Recent significant cases include: R (on the applications of Egerton) v Taunton Borough Council [2008] EWHC 2752 (Admin): The meaning of ‘curtilage’ in the context of the listed buildings legislation; Wiltshire Council v (1) Secretary of State for Communities & Local Government and (2) Robert Hitchins Ltd [2010] EWHC 1009 (Admin): Disaggregation of housing land supply and the potential use of summary judgment in s.288 appeals; Stratford on Avon District Council v David Wilson Homes and Others (2011): Successful enforcement of s106 obligation to provide financial contribution to community facilities; Jenkins v Gloucestershire County Council and Ors [2012] EWHC 292 (Admin): Opposing challenge to grant of planning permission in the Cotswold Water Park; Stratford-on-Avon District Council v Secretary of State & Ors [2013] EWHC 2074 (Admin): Challenge to grant of planning permission formulated on consultation rights as contained in the Aarhus Convention. Paul is recommended in Legal 500 and has been variously described as ‘an excellent advocate, and superb in cross-contamination’ (2013); ‘very able and very knowledgeable on planning matters’ (2010). He also features as a top rated junior in the RTPI Planning magazine (2013).

Career

Called 1980, 1989 New South Wales; accredited mediator (BSPC Regent’s Park College).

Member

Planning and Environmental Bar Association; The Bar European Group.

Education

UCW Aberystwyth (LLB); Bristol University (LLM Public Law). Accredited mediator (BSPC Regent’s Park College).


Regional Bar : Midland Circuit

Construction, planning and environment

Within: Construction, planning and environment – Leading silks

Paul Cairnes QC - No5 Barristers ChambersA marvellous barrister.

Within: Construction, planning and environment

Members of No5 Barristers Chambers handle a broad range of construction, planning and environmental matters. Infrastructure and development projects are prominent in the team’s workload; Paul Cairnes QC is acting for a developer in an appeal against the local planning authority’s decision to refuse planning permission for a major urban extension on greenfield land. Christopher Young QC took silk in 2018.

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Regional Bar : Western Circuit

Construction, planning and environment

Within: Construction, planning and environment – Leading silks

Paul Cairnes QC - No5 Barristers ChambersHe seamlessly combines in-depth knowledge, attention to detail, gravitas and charm.

Within: Construction, planning and environment

No5 Barristers Chambers houses Paul Cairnes QC, who has established expertise in planning matters; he is acting in a case regarding a significant urban extension plan.

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