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  1. Construction, planning and environment – Leading silks
  2. Construction, planning and environment – Leading juniors

Construction, planning and environment – Leading silks

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    • Anthony Crean QC - Kings Chambers β€˜Compelling, focused and innovative.’
    • Vincent Fraser QC - Kings Chambers β€˜He has a forensic and measured approach.’
    • David Manley QC - Kings Chambers β€˜Widely recognised for his expertise in planning and environmental law.’
    • Stephen Sauvain QC - Kings Chambers β€˜He has notable expertise in village green applications cases.’
    • Andrew Singer QC - Kings Chambers β€˜An excellent silk, who provides commercially focused advice.’
    • Paul Tucker QC - Kings Chambers β€˜An unyielding cross-examiner.’

Construction, planning and environment – Leading juniors

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    • John Barrett - Kings Chambers β€˜Noted for his expertise in mineral planning law.’
    • Giles Cannock - Kings Chambers β€˜An adroit performer.’
    • Peter Dixon - Exchange Chambers β€˜He knows planning law like the back of his hand.’
    • Alan Evans - Kings Chambers β€˜A very conscientious and thoughtful barrister.’
    • David Fearon - Exchange Chambers β€˜Clients love his calm, smooth manner.’
    • John Hunter - Kings Chambers β€˜He provides excellent strategic advice.’
    • James Malam - Exchange Chambers β€˜He has a keen eye for the key issues of a case.’
    • Ian Ponter - Kings Chambers β€˜A very quick thinker on his feet.’
    • Sarah Reid - Kings Chambers β€˜She leaves no stone unturned in a case.’
    • Mark Smith - Exchange Chambers β€˜Very personable and practical.’
    • Ruth Stockley - Kings Chambers β€˜Extremely pragmatic and very good with clients.’
    • Simon Whitfield - Exchange Chambers β€˜Very experienced in construction and engineering disputes.’
    • John Wyn Williams - Exchange Chambers β€˜Noted for his expertise in environmental cases of waste, water and air pollution.’

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Exchange Chambers houses three specialist teams for construction, planning and environmental law matters. Peter Dixon leads the planning group, which is well known for handling disputes relating to consent applications. Former solicitor and chartered surveyor David Fearon heads up the construction team, which has experience across a broad range of construction disputes. Head of the environment team John Wyn Williams has established expertise in cases involving air and water pollution, statutory nuisance, and waste disposal matters.

Kings Chambers is β€˜an excellent planning chambers’, where members represent major developers, local authorities, national retailers and house builders in planning applications, public inquiries and judicial reviews for a range of projects. Alan Evans has extensive experience in public inquiries related to fracking and oil and gas proposals. Andrew Singer QC took silk in 2018.

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