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FRANCIS TAYLOR BUILDING, INNER TEMPLE, LONDON, EC4Y 7BY, ENGLAND
Tel:
Work 020 7353 8415
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Fax 020 7353 7622
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402 LONDON CHANCERY LANE
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www.ftbchambers.co.uk
Francis Taylor Building, Saira Kabir Sheikh QC, London, ENGLAND

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Saira Kabir Sheikh QC

Tel:
Work 020 7353 8415
Email:
Web:
www.ftbchambers.co.uk
Francis Taylor Building (Francis Taylor Building)

Position

Saira’s practice covers all aspects of planning and environmental law, local government, highways, compulsory purchase, infrastructure, transport and works orders and parliamentary. She regularly appears in the Court of Appeal, High Court, public inquiries and the Crown and Magistrates Courts in a wide range of proceedings.

Career

Called 2000, QC 2014, Inner Temple; Advocate of High Court of Pakistan.

Languages

Urdu, basic French.

Member

ALBA; PEBA; Lahore High Court Bar Association; Lahore Bar Association.

Education

St Swithun’s, Winchester; Kinnaird College, Lahore (BA); University Law College, Punjab University, Lahore (LLB); University College, London (LLM Corporate and Commercial Law); Lewis & Clark College, Portland, Oregon (LLM Environmental Law and Policy).


London Bar

Planning

Within: Leading Silks

Saira Kabir Sheikh QC - Francis Taylor Building ‚Äė An extremely strong individual, she thinks practically and strategically. ‚Äô

Within: Planning

'With both strength and depth', Francis Taylor Building has 'a comprehensive offer in the planning and infrastructure specialism'. The set includes numerous members of national and devolved government panels, and many instructions concern local plans. In infrastructure, Michael Humphries QC advises Horizon Nuclear Power on the planned construction of two new advanced boiling reactors reactors next to the decommissioned Magnox nuclear power plant at Wylfa, and Morag Ellis QC represented the Welsh Government in the inquiry concerning the proposed diversion of the M4 around Newport. Saira Kabir Sheikh QC represented Westminster City Council in its High Court case concerning New World Payphones' proposal to install advertising hoardings with telephone facilities under the General Permitted Development Order for telephone boxes. Elsewhere, Melissa Murphy represented the London Borough of Southwark in a planning inquiry concerning a proposal to acquire the notorious Aylesbury Estate by compulsory purchase. Also of note, Michael Fry returned to to the independent Bar from DLA Piper, where he was a senior associate (including secondments to HS2 Ltd).

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