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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
DX:
402 LONDON CHANCERY LANE
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Web:
www.ftbchambers.co.uk
Francis Taylor Building, Ned Westaway, London, ENGLAND

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Ned Westaway

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

Work Department

Planning, Environmental

Position

Ned is instructed in a wide variety of work, in particular across all planning and environmental law contexts.

He is ranked by Chambers and Partners under Planning, Environment and Agricultural & Rural Affairs.  Ned is currently ranked 1st in Planning magazine's legal survey of Barristers under the age of 35.  Who's Who Legal 2016 lists him as a leading junior for environment law who is ''extremely active'' in the sector.

Ned regularly appears at public inquiries in planning, environmental and highways matters as well as examination hearings for major infrastructure projects. He has an active High Court practice and is on the Attorney General's Panel of London counsel.  Recent work in the senior courts includes R (Campaign to Protect Rural England) v Dover DC [2015] EWHC 3808 (Admin), Athlone House Ltd v SSCLG [2015] EWHC 3524 (Admin), Forster v SSCLG [2015] EWHC 2367 (Admin) and RSPB v SSEFRA [2015] EWCA Civ 227.  Ned is a Trustee of the United Kingdom Environmental Law Association and acts as counsel for the Campaign for National Parks.  He regularly undertakes work pro bono and is accredited to take work on a direct public access basis.

Education

  • Winner, UKELA Lord Slynn of Hadley senior mooting competition (2009 and 2010), on both occasions before Carnwath LJ
  • Lord Denning Scholarship, Lincoln's Inn (2008)
  • LLM (environmental laws), University of London (2007)
  • DMH Stallard Prize for the best results on the Common Professional Examination (distinction) University of Sussex (2006)
  • BA Classics (first class degree), UCL (2004), recognised on the Dean's List
  • Brighton, Hove and Sussex VI Form College
  • Lewes Priory School


London Bar

Environment

Within: Environment – Leading juniors

Ned Westaway - Francis Taylor BuildingRecommended for conservation law, water law, statutory nuisance and green ways.

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Planning

Within: Planning – Leading juniors

Ned Westaway - Francis Taylor BuildingClients find him very comfortable to work with, both in his knowledge of the law and his ability to communicate in a clear and concise way.

Within: Planning

Francis Taylor Building is an ‘excellent all-round planning chambers’, with recent work highlights including appearances in the Supreme Court cases of Coastal District Council v Hopkins Homes Ltd and Richborough Estates Partnership LLP v Cheshire East Borough Council, concerning the meaning and effect of the provisions of the NPPF on housing land supply and the presumption in favour of sustainable development; Hereward Phillpot QC and Richard Honey acted for Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government. Ned Westaway also appeared in the Supreme Court in Dover District Council v CPRE Kent regarding the nature, scope and standard of reasons required for planning decisions.

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