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London Bar > Environment Tier 1Landmark Chambers is 'a leading set on environmental matters' with 'an incredibly deep bench of expertise'. Gwion Lewis KC is representing the Environment Agency in longrunning litigation arising from its decisions to set low catch allocations for salmon fishing in the River Wye, involving claims of alleged human rights breaches. David Elvin KC is 'a superb advocate at the top of his game', and James Maurici KC's workload includes climate change, air quality, waste and habitat and species protection issues. The 'robust' Heather Sargent is sought after for her extensive experience in advising on EU environmental matters. Bolstering the team at the senior end, Alex Goodman KC was elevated to silk in March 2023.
‘The clerks are helpful and responsive, particularly Richard Bolton.’
‘The clerks are all brilliant. They are easy to deal with, quick to respond, and pragmatic, particularly Jason Allen and Michael Gooch.’
‘A team of personable clerks – Ben Connor is particularly helpful and hands-on.’
‘A leading environmental set.’
‘Landmark has tremendous strength in breadth and depth in environmental, planning, regulatory and public law.’
‘ A very strong planning and environmental set.’
‘Landmark is rightly regarded as a first point of call in planning and environmental cases. The set has impressive strength and depth.’
‘The clerks at Landmark Chambers are always responsive and thorough as well as forthcoming with advice.’
‘Clerks are all good and provide an excellent service, particularly Richard Bolton.’
‘Kevin Squires and Jason Allen are unfailingly proactive.’
‘The clerks’ room is excellent.’
‘The first choice for barristers in rating law.’
‘The set has a good range of barristers for this area of work and offers good training programmes.’
‘First-class barristers at all levels.’
London Bar > Planning Tier 1Landmark Chambers is a ‘go to’ set that ‘is unequalled in depth in the planning field’. The chambers has an established reputation in the development sector, while also carrying out significant work in the government and local government space. The set’s ‘enviable choice of counsel, both junior and senior’, appears in significant inquiries, promoting large urban extensions, as well as major mixed-use developments and tall buildings. Heather Sargent acted for Marks and Spencer after its application to demolish and rebuild its flagship store at Marble Arch, Oxford Street was called-in by the Secretary of State; Matthew Fraser represented the main objector, SAVE Britain’s Heritage, during the two-week public appeal. Fraser, led by David Elvin KC acting for Horse Hill Developments, was also one of several members involved in R (Finch) v Surrey County Council, a case concerning the scope of environmental impact assessments of hydrocarbon extraction projects, and its application – Richard Moules represented the Secretary of State in the same case Court of Appeal and led Nick Grant in the ongoing appeal in the Supreme Court. Timothy Corner KC led Guy Williams KC in Secretary of State for Transport v Curzon Park Ltd & others, representing the Secretary of State in the Supreme Court in a case concerning if CPO valuations should be increased by nearby planning applications.
‘The service is excellent. I work mainly with Jason Allen and Kevin Squires who respond and deal with matters very quickly and efficiently. They are both very personable and a pleasure to work with.’
‘The clerks team is first rate; always incredibly prompt in replying, courteous, well organised and informative. Mike Gooch stands out and I would also highlight Kevin Squires, Jonathan Barley and Jason Allen.’
‘The clerks are always readily available and particularly responsive. Mike Gooch is a particularly strong clerk and makes instruction as smooth as possible; I consider Mike to exemplify best practice. In addition, Ben Connor is an excellent clerk.’
‘The clerks are very quick to respond and provide excellent service; Richard Bolton, Mike Gooch and Ben Connor in particular have always been very easy to work with.’
‘The clerks provide a first-class service. They are responsive, user-friendly and reliable. They know their barristers very well. I particularly rate Ben Connor and Michael Gooch.’
‘Landmark is a clear frontrunner in terms of its depth of experience and knowledge of counsel, providing an enviable choice of counsel, both senior and junior.’
‘Landmark is the ‘go to’ chambers on planning and environmental law: always top notch.’
‘Landmark is an exceptional set for planning with enormous strength in depth. The planning talent is immense and they are extremely active in providing training and contributing to thought-leadership in the planning world.’
‘The clerks’ room is second to none. Mark Ball is impressive in his running of the team.’
‘Mark Ball is a great practice manager – commercial, proactive and responsive to client needs.’
‘The clerks are extremely responsive and helpful. Mark Ball and Harry Feldman, in particular, stand out as being very on the ball.’
‘Landmark Chambers haa excellent clerks. Mark Ball, Connor McGilly and Harry Feldman are highly recommended.’
‘Landmark’s property team has strength and depth, from a fantastically supportive group of juniors to silk level and expertise across the board. Down to earth and collaborative, roll up sleeves attitude.’
‘Landmark have built a highly capable property set from the ground up over the last few years. They are my starting point for anything complex.’
‘Landmark are an excellent set – our go to for real estate litigation matters, particularly where there is a public law or planning angle.’
‘Landmark Chambers remain a well respected and impressive set of property barristers.’
‘Excellent set, right up there with the best public law chambers, providing an excellent service. Their clerks are so easy to work with and there’s a good range of juniors.’
‘I have worked with Landmark chambers for over 10 years and I find all their clerks and barristers to be diligent and the utmost professionals.‘
‘My experience has been, that this set has an extremely high standard of counsel.’
‘Landmark clerks are the one set where they are always on top of things and deals with queries in the shortest possible time, which makes it very easy to work with them.‘
‘Ben Connor is very helpful.’
‘Ben Connor is a real asset to chambers.’
‘Zoe Bluck stands out for the efforts she has made to build a rapport and deepen ties.’
‘Zoe Bluck is most efficient, approachable and accommodating.’
‘A strong chambers in relation to administrative and public law issues.’
‘Strong set for public law claims.’
‘One of the leading public law sets.’
‘An outstanding set.’
London Bar > Social housing Tier 3Landmark Chambers's team of 'excellent barristers' has a strong track record in representing government entities, social landlords and tenants across a range of social housing matters. Justin Bates' 'knowledge of the field is encyclopaedic and his advocacy is attractively clear and persuasive, and well shaped to the court'. Bates is acting for a social landlord in litigation concerning whether the client had correctly calculated service charges due under a Right to Buy lease term. The 'very sharp' Brooke Lyne is 'an excellent advocate', and regularly advises on leasehold disputes.
‘Harry Feldman is always incredibly efficient and helpful.’
‘Harry Feldman is an excellent clerk.’
‘The barristers are very able.’
Landmark Chambers > Set Profile
Landmark Chambers’ barristers offer advice and advocacy across the spectrum of planning, property, public, rating and valuation and environmental law. Its work includes infrastructure and compulsory purchase, regulation, leasehold enfranchisement, mediation and arbitration in the UK, Europe and internationally.
The set: Landmark’s barristers work on significant cases, inquiries, injunctions and infrastructure projects. They have helped clients in recent years to develop the Shard of Glass, pass the Parliamentary Bills on Crossrail, challenge the third runway at Heathrow and advised on a major land reclamation scheme in Hong Kong.
A number of barristers sit as deputy High Court judges, recorders and act as arbitrators, experts and mediators. Its barristers have significant experience of litigation in the Supreme Court, Court of Appeal, High Court, the European Court of Justice, the European General Court, the European Court of Human Rights, the UN Aarhus Compliance Committee, the Northern Ireland courts and the courts of a number of other jurisdictions, including Hong Kong.
Types of work undertaken
Planning: Landmark remains at the forefront of UK planning with members advising on high-profile national and international issues regarding the built environment. Climate change, nuclear power, new coal-fired power stations with carbon capture storage, wind farms and other renewable energy schemes, airport expansion, iconic bridges and buildings, rail and road infrastructure, retail and leisure, housing and mixed-use schemes are dealt with on a daily basis.
Property: Landmark offers particular expertise in commercial and residential landlord and tenant, leasehold enfranchisement, boundary disputes, easements, restrictive covenants, mortgages, land registration, adverse possession and proprietary estoppel. The property team continues to be the first choice for solicitors instructed by clients wishing to injunct or remove squatters and protestors.
Public: Landmark’s barristers appear frequently in applications for judicial review and before a range of statutory tribunals and inquiries, as well as appeals, in the UK and beyond. Members cover the full range of public law cases including education, local government, social security, human rights, immigration, mental health, housing, prisons, and planning and environmental.
Environmental: Landmark’s barristers are experts in the environmental aspects of town and country planning and, with their strength in public law, they are the natural choice for environmental challenges in the higher courts. Its property barristers complete the package, with experience at all levels of advising on environmental issues in this area.
Rating and valuation: members have undertaken a wide range of valuation work. They apply that experience and expertise over a wide range of areas, including compensation by public authorities, rating valuations, rent reviews, tax valuations, leasehold enfranchisement and council tax valuations. Members have taken part in leading cases in the UK and overseas covering a diverse range of properties and businesses.
Leasehold enfranchisement: members offer genuinely specialist advice to solicitors, valuers and clients, helping at every stage, including advice, drafting, help with expert reports, and appearing in courts and tribunals. Barristers frequently advise on related professional negligence claims. Much of Chambers’ work concerns property in prime Central London where values are highest. Members regularly act for both landlords, including London Estates, and for lessees.
Europe and international: Landmark’s international work includes acting for both private litigants and government bodies, and spans all of its practice areas. Members have appeared regularly before the European Court of First Instance, European Court of Justice, European Court of Human Rights and the UNECE Aarhus Convention Compliance Committee for private parties and the UK government. Members have worked in a number of international jurisdictions including Hong Kong, Malaysia, Philippines, British Virgin Islands, Trinidad and Cambodia.
Mediation and arbitration: Landmark is committed to alternative dispute resolution. Its members include leaders in the fields of rent review arbitration and expert determination. A number of practitioners are also qualified as arbitrators and mediators, and are on the list of counsel to be appointed by the chairman of the Bar Council to act as independent experts.
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|Practice Director||Mark Ballfirstname.lastname@example.org||020 7421 1308|
|Joint Head of Chambers||David Holland KC|
|Joint Head of Chambers||Jenny Wigley KC|
|Senior Practice Manager||Kevin Squiresemail@example.com||020 7421 1351|
|Senior Practice Manager||Michael Goochfirstname.lastname@example.org||020 7421 1305|
|Practice Manager||Jason Allenemail@example.com||020 7421 1306|
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|Practice Manager||Harry Feldmanemail@example.com||020 7421 2485|
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|Practice Manager||Zoe Bluckemail@example.com||020 7421 1301|
|Practice Manager||Jonathan Barleyfirstname.lastname@example.org||020 7421 2480|
|Assistant Practice Manager||Ruby Simsemail@example.com||020 7421 1337|
|Assistant Practice Manager||Charlotte Hockneyfirstname.lastname@example.org||020 7421 1303|
|Junior Practice Assistant||Jamie Lalemail@example.com||020 7421 1309|
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|Junior Practice Assistant||Lois Sismanemail@example.com||020 7421 1317|
|Simon Allison||Simon is a specialist property practitioner. He is described in the Legal…||View Profile|
|Evie Barden||Evie is ranked as up and coming in Chambers and Partners 2023…||View Profile|
|Justin Bates||Justin’s practice covers all aspects of housing, property and local government law.…||View Profile|
|Zia Bhaloo||At the outset of her practice, Zia had a wide chancery commercial…||View Profile|
|Charles Bishop||Charles practises across all areas of public, planning, infrastructure and environmental law.…||View Profile|
|Sasha Blackmore||Sasha has appeared at all levels up to the Supreme Court and…||View Profile|
|David Blundell||David regularly appears in the High Court, Court of Appeal and Supreme…||View Profile|
|Dr Ashley Bowes||Dr Ashley Bowes specialises in all aspects of the development and use…||View Profile|
|Christopher Boyle||Christopher was called to the Bar (Lincoln’s Inn) in November 1994 and…||View Profile|
|Samantha Broadfoot||Samantha is joint head of the Public Law Group at Landmark Chambers.…||View Profile|
|Paul Brown||Paul’s practice covers all aspects of planning and environmental law, public and…||View Profile|
|Tim Buley||Tim is recognised as a leading silk across eight areas in Chambers…||View Profile|
|Isabella Buono||Isabella is a barrister specialising in planning, environmental and public law. She…||View Profile|
|Miranda Butler||Miranda has a broad public law practice spanning immigration, human rights, detention…||View Profile|
|Andrew Byass||Andrew has a broad inquiry, court and advisory practice, which spans all…||View Profile|
|Neil Cameron||Neil has extensive experience in planning, compulsory purchase, parliamentary and environmental work.…||View Profile|
|Eian Caws||Eian Caws was called to the Bar in 1974 and, following pupillage…||View Profile|
|Richard Clarke||Richard is a specialist property barrister whose practice spans the full range…||View Profile|
|Rupert Cohen||Rupert has a successful property and chancery practice allied with a specialist…||View Profile|
|Timothy Corner||Tim’s planning work embraces all types of development. He appears regularly in…||View Profile|
|Andy Creer||The primary areas of Andy’s practice are real property, commercial L&T and…||View Profile|
|Matthew Dale-Harris||Matt/Matthew is a planning and environmental law specialist. He is ranked by…||View Profile|
|Richard Drabble||Richard Drabble KC was called to the Bar in 1975 and took…||View Profile|
|Katharine Elliot||Katharine is a strong and accomplished advocate, who appears in the Magistrates’…||View Profile|
|David Elvin||David Elvin QC was called to the Bar in 1983 and took…||View Profile|
|Georgina Fenton||Georgie’s practice focuses on public, planning and environmental law. Her public law…||View Profile|
|David Forsdick||David was appointed King’s Counsel in 2014 and specialises in environmental and…||View Profile|
|Anjoli Foster||Anjoli’s practice focuses on all aspects of planning and environmental law, including…||View Profile|
|Matthew Fraser||Matthew regularly appears in courts of all levels, as well as representing…||View Profile|
|Ben Fullbrook||Ben is frequently instructed to appear in the High Court and at…||View Profile|
|Ms Ellodie Gibbons||Ellodie is a specialist leasehold barrister with particular expertise in leasehold enfranchisement,…||View Profile|
|Hannah Gibbs||Hannah specialises in public law, planning and environmental law, local government law…||View Profile|
|Leon Glenister||Leon is ranked across Chambers and Partners and the Legal 500 in…||View Profile|
|Alex Goodman KC||He frequently appears in the higher courts and recently led the successful…||View Profile|
|Nick Grant||Nick is ranked as one of Planning Resource Magazines top planning barristers…||View Profile|
|Admas Habteslasie||Admas has a busy practice spanning public law (acting for claimants and…||View Profile|
|James Hanham||James is a trusted litigator and adviser. He has appeared in a…||View Profile|
|Russell Harris||Russell specialises in planning and environmental work. He is now involved in…||View Profile|
|Katie Helmore||Katie is a specialist property litigator who is recognised for her commercial…||View Profile|
|Matthew Henderson||Matthew acts for developers, local authorities and a range of individuals and…||View Profile|
|Katharine Holland||Katharine has appeared in a wealth of reported cases during her career…||View Profile|
|David Holland||The core of David’s practice is all forms of property litigation. He…||View Profile|
|Natasha Jackson||Natasha regularly appears in appellate courts and has extensive advocacy, public inquiry…||View Profile|
|Christopher Jacobs||Christopher advises and represents clients at all levels from the Supreme Court…||View Profile|
|Thomas Jefferies||Tom Jefferies is an experienced specialist in property litigation with a niche…||View Profile|
|Graeme Keen||Graeme’s clients include developers, landowners, local planning authorities and individuals and he…||View Profile|
|Neil King||Neil King KC was called to the Bar in 1980 and took…||View Profile|
|Dan Kolinsky||Dan is an experienced advocate at all levels of the Court system,…||View Profile|
|Camilla Lamont||Camilla has been consistently recognised as a leading junior in real estate…||View Profile|
|Richard Langham||Richard Langham specialises in town and country planning, highways law, environmental law…||View Profile|
|Jacqueline Lean||Jacqueline has significant experience of planning and infrastructure projects, and is particularly…||View Profile|
|Gwion Lewis||Gwion Lewis was called to the Bar in 2005 and specialises in…||View Profile|
|Christopher Lewsley||Christopher Lewsley is a contributor and editor of leading publications on non-domestic…||View Profile|
|John Litton||John’s highly regarded domestic practice is complemented by a successful international practice…||View Profile|
|David Lock||David Lock was called to the Bar in 1985 and made a…||View Profile|
|Brooke Lyne||Brooke is a specialist property barrister with a successful practice covering real…||View Profile|
|Scott Lyness||Scott Lyness specialises in all aspects of planning and environmental law. Scott…||View Profile|
|John Male||John Male QC was called to the Bar in 1976 and took…||View Profile|
|Hafsah Masood||Hafsah has a thriving civil practice covering private law claims against public…||View Profile|
|James Maurici||James Maurici was called to the Bar of England & Wales in…||View Profile|
|Ms Siân McGibbon||Siân has been recognised by Legal 500 as a Rising Star in…||View Profile|
|Alistair Mills||Alistair was called to the bar in 2011 and his areas of…||View Profile|
|Mr Hashi Mohamed||Hashi’s practice focuses on all aspects of planning and environmental law, including…||View Profile|
|Stephen Morgan||Stephen specialises in planning and related fields of law including villages greens,…||View Profile|
|Tom Morris||In January 2023 he was sole counsel for the successful respondent in…||View Profile|
|Tim Morshead||Tim is a litigation specialist practising in commercial and real estate law.…||View Profile|
|Tim Mould||Tim Mould was called to the Bar in 1987 and took silk in…||View Profile|
|Tim Mould||Tim Mould was called to the Bar in 1987 and took silk in…||View Profile|
|Richard Moules||Richard was named the Planning and Land Use ‘Junior of the Year’…||View Profile|
|Ms Melissa Murphy||Her areas of specialism are deliberately broad, encompassing the full range of…||View Profile|
|Philip Nathan||Philip joined chambers in April 2010 from 36 Bedford Row. First called…||View Profile|
|James Neill||James was called to the Bar in 2006. He joined Landmark Chambers…||View Profile|
|David Nicholls||He specialises in disputes relating to: • land ownership (adverse possession, boundary…||View Profile|
|Andrew Parkinson||Andrew specialises in planning and environmental law focussing on housing, commercial and…||View Profile|
|Carine Patry||In addition to her specialism in public and administrative law, Carine also…||View Profile|
|Simon Pickles||Simon Pickles practices principally in three areas – planning, compulsory purchase &…||View Profile|
|Matthew Reed||Matthew appears in all the courts of record including the Supreme Court,…||View Profile|
|Heather Sargent||Heather is ranked fourth in the list of top-rated junior planning barristers…||View Profile|
|Fiona Scolding||Fiona has expertise in issues relating to safeguarding, protection of children and…||View Profile|
|Miriam Seitler||Miriam regularly appears in the County Court representing parties in possession proceedings,…||View Profile|
|Joel Semakula||Joel practises across all three of Chambers’ main practice areas with a…||View Profile|
|Alex Shattock||Alex is a public, planning and environmental law practitioner. His practice is…||View Profile|
|Peter Sibley||Peter regularly appears in, and advises in respect of, property related matters…||View Profile|
|Zack Simons||The directories rate him as “exceptionally talented”, “an absolutely brilliant barrister” (Chambers…||View Profile|
|David Smith||David’s practice has developed from a specialism in both landlord and tenant…||View Profile|
|Julia Smyth||Julia is a public law, EU and ECHR specialist. She frequently appears…||View Profile|
|Myriam Stacey||Before taking Silk, Myriam was consistently recognised in the leading UK Legal…||View Profile|
|Nicholas Taggart||Nic Taggart has been acknowledged by both Chambers & Partners and Legal…||View Profile|
|Reuben Taylor||Reuben practices throughout England and Wales and acts for many leading developers…||View Profile|
|Joe Thomas||Joe has represented Claimants, Local Authorities, Parish Councils, Community Groups and Property…||View Profile|
|Katherine Traynor||Kate is a specialist property barrister with particular expertise in interrelated areas,…||View Profile|
|Richard Turney||Richard has a broad court, inquiry and advisory practice and a wide…||View Profile|
|Yaaser Vanderman||Yaaser is ranked in Chambers and Partners and Legal 500 as a…||View Profile|
|Harriet Wakeman||Harriet is recognised as a leading junior (Chambers and Partners, 2024) and…||View Profile|
|Aaron Walder||Aaron has significant experience in appellate jurisdictions including appearing un-led in several…||View Profile|
|Robert Walton||Robert is consistently rated as one the top planning barristers in the…||View Profile|
|Galina Ward||Galina acts for a wide range of individuals, corporate and public bodies,…||View Profile|
|Rupert Warren||Rupert is a leading specialist in planning and related areas of public law.…||View Profile|
|Toby Watkin KC||Toby has appeared in significant cases in the Supreme Court, Privy Council,…||View Profile|
|Tom Weekes||Tom is a leading property silk. His recent cases include Fearn v…||View Profile|
|Stephen Whale||Stephen is one of the highest ranked juniors for Planning in the…||View Profile|
|Sasha White||Planning NOMINATIONS, RECOMMENDATIONS AND NOTABLE MATTERS: Nominated for Planning Silk of the…||View Profile|
|Jenny Wigley||Jenny’s practice is focused on planning and environmental law and non-domestic rating…||View Profile|
|Luke Wilcox||Luke has an established practice, specialising in planning, rating and valuation, highways…||View Profile|
|Guy Williams KC||Guy Williams won the award for Planning and Land Use Junior of…||View Profile|
|Jonathan Wills||Jon is a property litigation barrister, with a particular specialism in the…||View Profile|
|Katrina Yates||Katrina has a busy property litigation practice and is particularly strong on…||View Profile|
|Kimberley Ziya||Kim has a particular interest in areas of overlap between planning and…||View Profile|
Equality and Diversity
Landmark is committed to the furtherance of equality and diversity at the Bar. A copy of Chambers’ Equality and Diversity Policy can be obtained here.
Access to the Legal Profession
Landmark is keen to improve social mobility at, and access to, the legal profession and the Bar. It believes that by working towards a profession that is ‘representative of all and for all’; we can better serve our clients and our wider communities. To support this aim we are committed to a number of initiatives that seek to improve access to the profession and to assist in addressing some of the barriers that often stand in the way of developing a career as a barrister or in a supporting role in Chambers.
Opportunities for all
Mentoring scheme for aspiring planning and environmental barristers
Landmark Chambers firmly believes that widening access to the Bar can only serve to drive excellence by enabling us to draw on as wide a pool of talented aspiring barristers as possible.
Along with five other sets specialising in Planning, Property and Public Law, we have set up a mentoring scheme for underrepresented groups at the Bar. The scheme is supported by the Planning and Environmental Bar Association (PEBA) and is intended to encourage undergraduates and postgraduates from groups which are not well represented at the Bar, to consider becoming barristers. The scheme aims to provide advice and guidance to suitable candidates on the process of becoming a barrister.
PEBA and each of the partner Chambers recognises the importance of greater equality and diversity in the Bar. The hope is that this Mentoring Scheme will lay the foundations to creating a profession that is representative of all and for all, by introducing those from non-traditional backgrounds to the profession.
Bridging the Bar
Landmark offers additional mini-pupillages, over and above its usual quota, to Bridging the Bar, a charity which aims to increase diversity at the Bar by ensuring equal access to opportunity, through a structured mini-pupillage programme and mentoring scheme.
Bridging the Bar organises access to Landmark’s additional mini-pupillages so as to ensure the greatest possible level of access to those people from underrepresented groups.
10,000 Black Interns Programme
The 10,000 Black Interns programme is an initiative to transform the horizons and prospects of young Black people in the United Kingdom, by offering paid work experience across a wide range of industries. The aim is to provide training and development opportunities and to create a sustainable cycle of mentorship and sponsorship for the Black community.
Landmark has committed to providing paid work experience through the programme, where the interns will have the opportunity to shadow our barristers across our core practice areas. Bar Council’s Social Mobility Foundation Bar Placement Scheme The Inner Temple’s Pegasus Access and Support Scheme
Rare Contextual Recruitment System
Landmark utilises the Rare Contextual Recruitment System to inform our mini-pupillage and pupillage recruitment processes, as part of our commitment to being an inclusive Chambers.
Rare is a multi-award-winning diversity company which uses big data to map the social, financial and educational background of candidates, to ensure that brilliant candidates are identified and given the chance to flourish. The system works by combining publicly-available information with candidates’ anonymised responses gleaned as part of the application process. The result delivers two outputs: social mobility flags to measure disadvantage; and Performance Index (PI), to measure outperformance compared to students at the same school. This enables candidates’ academic results to be put into context, where possible, and in particular to factor in any socio-economic, personal or educational disadvantage to which a candidate may have been subject. This way of identifying candidates who have over-achieved in the light of their wider personal circumstances, or whose achievements should be seen in the light of specific challenges they have faced, should put them on a more equal footing against candidates who have not faced these obstacles.
Landmark Mini-Pupillage Scheme – Financial Support
Landmark Chambers believes that it is important to ensure that students from all backgrounds are able to undertake their mini-pupillage at minimal expense to themselves and, in doing so, improve social mobility at, and access to, the Bar.
Chambers therefore offers all mini-pupils a maximum reimbursement of £100 for reasonable travel and lunch expenses. Additionally, Landmark operates a discretionary accommodation funding scheme for students visiting from outside of London.
Women in Law Pledge
Landmark Chambers is making the Women in Law Pledge for three important reasons. First is the absolute belief that people of all genders are valued and that Landmark should be a place of equal opportunity for all barristers and staff. Second is that the Pledge will give us the opportunity to publicly share the work already being done to make Landmark a champion of promoting women in law. Third, the Pledge will formalise specific targets for Landmark to focus on over the next few years, increasing the chances of success in achieving them.
Landmark Chambers wants to attract the very best barristers and staff and to encourage and support professional development with a view to being a place where people want to stay. Women are underrepresented in law and Landmark is no exception. We want to attract more female barristers to join us and to stay and develop their careers. The Pledge targets for Landmark Chambers were chosen with these goals in mind. The more successful Landmark is at meeting the needs of its female barristers, the more attractive it will be to new applicants. As we move forward, we will regularly review the proportion of women entering Law and how Landmark compares locally and nationally.
TARGET 1: Five female members of Chambers to take Silk by 2025.
TARGET 2: Over the next five years (to 2025) there will be parity between the retention rates of female and male members of Chambers at Landmark.
TARGET 3: To employ at least two female clerks at Practice Manager level or above by 2025.
We are proud of and excited by our targets. Meeting them will require sustained dedication from all barristers and staff. We are motivated by the shared confidence in the knowledge that achieving our targets will enrich Landmark and the legal profession as a whole.
- Local government (including rating law)
- Property litigation
Top Tier Set Rankings
- Immigration (including business immigration)