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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

Christopher Young

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

Position

Barrister, specialising exclusively in town and country planning, highways and environmental law. Practice background includes – s78 planning appeals for most of the major house builders, major property development companies, local planning authorities and a mix of smaller developers. Experienced in all types of housing schemes, including mixed use and affordable housing; employment and industrial development; retail development including FOCs; motorway services areas; major leisure and recreational development; retail development; tall buildings in London and Manchester; medical services; gypsy and showman sites; development in the National Parks, Green Belt, AONB and conservation areas; applications involving listed building consent and enabling development; and applications involving the oversupply of housing. Also s79 ‘Called-in’ inquiries, highway improvement orders and inquiries into village greens. Local Plan and UDP inquiry appearances on behalf of major house builders, major property development companies, smaller developers, local planning authorities, town and parish councils and local action groups. Planning enforcement, including injunctions; enforcement notices; stop notices; purchase notices; completion notices; s215 notices; and prosecution and defence work in the criminal courts. Applications and appeals for certifications of lawful development. Environmental law, including environmental enforcement, Water Act enforcement, waste and landfill enforcement. Section 288 challenges and Judicial Review in the High Court. Has also acted for the Treasury Solicitor in a number of major inquiries on behalf of the Highways Agency.

Career

Called to the Bar 1997; Middle Temple; awarded Queen Mother scholarship 1995; Queen Mother/Fox scholarship 1996; Monroe Debating Prize 1997.

Member

Planning and Environmental Bar Association.

Education

BA (Hons First Class); Dip Law; LLM (Planning and Environmental Law).


London Bar

Set overviews: England and Wales

Within: Set overviews: England and Wales

A set β€˜in a class of its own’, No5 Barristers Chambers’ β€˜depth and calibre of counsel is exceptional’. It has strength across commercial, construction, crime, family, employment, personal injury, clinical negligence, property, planning, public law and regulatory matters. Recent developments include a number of barristers join the set from St Philips Chambers and Christopher Young QC take silk. β€˜All of the clerks are hardworking and diligent’; chief executive and director of clerking Tony McDaid β€˜always comes up with the goods’. Geoff Carr is the London director of clerking. Offices in: Birmingham, London, Bristol, Leicester

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Regional Bar

Set overviews: England and Wales

Within: Set overviews: England and Wales

A set β€˜in a class of its own’, No5 Barristers Chambers’ β€˜depth and calibre of counsel is exceptional’. It has strength across commercial, construction, crime, family, employment, personal injury, clinical negligence, property, planning, public law and regulatory matters. Recent developments include a number of barristers join the set from St Philips Chambers and Christopher Young QC take silk. β€˜All of the clerks are hardworking and diligent’; chief executive and director of clerking Tony McDaid β€˜always comes up with the goods’. Geoff Carr is the London director of clerking. Offices in: Birmingham, London, Bristol, Leicester

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Regional Bar : Midland Circuit

Construction, planning and environment

Within: Construction, planning and environment – Leading silks

Christopher Young QC - No5 Barristers Chambers β€˜Highly experienced in representing housebuilders and developers in planning matters.’

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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