Chambers of Richard Stead101 VICTORIA STREET, BRISTOL, BS1 6PU, ENGLAND
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Barrister who combines a specialist public law and planning practice with an extensive and varied commercial and chancery practice. Public law practice is broad-ranging, extending to all kinds of planning disputes, local government law, environmental law, licensing, judicial review, housing, discrimination, highways and education law. He regularly appears in High Court appeals, judicial review of planning and other local authority decisions, applications for planning injunctions, and advises on and attends planning inquiries in relation to residential, commercial and leisure development. He also conducts local plan inquiries, principally on behalf of planning authorities, and appears on listed building appeals, enforcement appeals, and acts on damages claims arising from planning decisions. He has been extensively engaged in recent years in a series of high profile gypsy/traveller and human rights cases. He lectures on planning and related topics to local authorities. He has also recently been engaged in a series of educational negligence cases, notably the leading Court of Appeal decision in Devon County Council v Clarke  EWCA Civ 19. In the commercial and chancery field of practice, his practice includes property disputes, restraint of trade, restrictive covenants, partnership, inheritance claims, professional negligence claims against solicitors, surveyors and other professionals, commercial franchising and dealership disputes, and property subsidence claims.
PEBA; Chancery Bar Association.
St Catharine's College, University of Cambridge (MA).
Commercial; Employment; Planning