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FRANCIS TAYLOR BUILDING, INNER TEMPLE, LONDON, EC4Y 7BY, ENGLAND
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Work 020 7353 8415
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Fax 020 7353 7622
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402 LONDON CHANCERY LANE
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Francis Taylor Building, Craig Howell Williams QC, London, ENGLAND

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Craig Howell Williams QC

Tel:
Work 020 7353 8415
Email:
Francis Taylor Building (Francis Taylor Building)

Position

Specialises in planning and environment law and related areas of public law. Acknowledged as a leading practitioner in the field and has acted in some of the most high profile cases. Represents developers and operators, local authorities and third parties at public inquiries and in a range of other tribunals. Regularly involved in large planning/infrastructure schemes including: proposals for urban extensions, new settlements, airport expansions, new roads/rail projects, reservoirs and also in employment, leisure, retail, minerals and other commercial development projects. His experience encompasses many different legislative regimes, including: town and country planning, national infrastructure, environment, heritage and listed buildings, compulsory purchase and compensation, wildlife and countryside, advertisement regulations and aggregates levy. Has appeared in court in a number of significant cases and served as Junior Treasury Counsel (B Panel). Also a CEDR accredited mediator.

Career

Called 1983, Gray’s Inn; Junior Counsel to the Crown (B Panel) 1993-99; Secretary of the Planning and Environment Bar Association 1994-96; Chairman of the London Luton Airport Consultative Committee (under Section 35 of the Civil Aviation Act 1985) 1999-2002; CEDR Accredited Mediator 2005; trustee of Planning Aid for London 2007; Queen’s Counsel 2009; RICS Mediation Panel 2010; Lead Assistant Parliamentary Boundary Commissioner for the Boundary Commission for England 2011; DCLG Planning Mediation Services Panel 2012; Member of Chartered Institute of Arbitrators 2012.

Member

Planning and Environment Bar Association; Parliamentary Bar Mess; UKELA; Compulsory Purchase Association; National Infrastructure Planning Association.

Education

The Leys School, Cambridge; University of Leeds (1980 BA Hons); Bar School (1983 Bar Finals).


London Bar

Planning

Within: Planning – Leading silks

Craig Howell Williams QC - Francis Taylor Building β€˜He is incredibly hardworking and a modern silk.’

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