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Chambers of David Holland KC and Reuben Taylor KC
Landmark Chambers
180 FLEET STREET
LONDON
EC4A 2HG
England

London Bar > Environment Tier 1

Probably the best set in this area in terms of breadth and depth’, Landmark Chambers has ‘a large range of top planning, public and environmental lawyers providing solid service’. Its members are ‘very good for environmental law with a lot of very able and experienced practitioners, and the set deserves its reputation as a top-tier chambers’. Members frequently act for government entities, regulators, industry, corporates, private individuals and groups on matters concerning air quality, access to environmental justice, waste, contaminated land, pollution, climate change, emissions trading, environmental permitting and regulation and a host of other issues. David Elvin KC is among the most prominent and experienced silks in this field of law, and James Maurici KC, who is currently handling a group litigation case concerning claims for a terrorist-caused oil spill in Colombia, is also a standout silk. Prominent junior Richard Moules successfully represented the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government in a case concerning the scope of environmental impact assessment of fossil fuel extraction projects.

Leading Silks

David Elvin KCLandmark Chambers ‘An excellent advocate and extremely knowledgeable about all aspects of local government law and powers.’
Ranked: Tier 1
James Maurici KCLandmark Chambers ‘Combines his exemplary knowledge of the planning decision-making process with a calm but confident method of delivery that reassures clients.’
Ranked: Tier 1
David Forsdick KCLandmark Chambers ‘He has a very good grasp of the legal, policy and guidance requirements relating to HSE and risk issues.’
Ranked: Tier 2
Tim Mould KCLandmark Chambers ‘An exceptional advocate who has the total confidence of clients, he is approachable, calm and extremely hardworking.’
Ranked: Tier 3
David Blundell KCLandmark Chambers ‘A very reasonable and sensible advocate in whom the court has confidence, he is very technically able.’
Ranked: Tier 4
Tim Buley KC - Landmark Chambers ‘He has considerable experience in judicial review and public law and is able to quickly digest and understand novel legal points.’
Ranked: Tier 4
Timothy Corner KCLandmark Chambers ‘He is incredibly clever but also brings his experience as an advocate and a judge to bear in his advice.’
Ranked: Tier 4
Dan Kolinsky KCLandmark Chambers ‘Very thorough and calm, he presents complex things clearly and methodically in court and is a very effective advocate.’
Ranked: Tier 4

2021 Silks

Gwion Lewis KCLandmark Chambers ‘Very bright and hardworking with a friendly manner, he provides clear, considered advice with pragmatism and authenticity.’

Leading Juniors

Richard MoulesLandmark Chambers ‘He is very articulate, extremely user-friendly and very hardworking, and has a superb knowledge of the law.’
Ranked: Tier 1
Heather SargentLandmark Chambers ‘She is formidable, fearsomely bright, forensic in her analysis, and crystal clear and logical in her advice and advocacy.’
Ranked: Tier 2
Richard TurneyLandmark Chambers ‘Truly exceptional, his analytical and technical skills are superb, and he is a compelling advocate with a really incisive and persuasive style.’
Ranked: Tier 3
Sasha BlackmoreLandmark Chambers ‘A strong advocate, good to have on your side, tenacious and persistent.’
Ranked: Tier 3
Matthew Dale-Harris Landmark Chambers ‘A real talent whose judgement is sound and who conducts himself very impressively in the face of counsel who are more senior than him.’
Ranked: Tier 4

Testimonials

Set

‘Probably the best set in this area in terms of breadth and depth.’

‘First choice chambers for planning law matters. Real strength and depth, both at the senior and junior end. Good seminars, and the Landmark Chambers NPPF Digest is an invaluable reference tool.  Landmark barristers are not the cheapest, but they are amongst the very best, and you get value for money.’

‘Landmark obviously includes a large range of top planning, public and environmental lawyers.’

‘A standout planning set. Many of the leading silks who cover the full range of planning and related areas. In recent years they have grown their profile in the energy and infrastructure space.’

‘Landmark deserves its reputation as a top-tier chambers.’

Clerking

‘Excellent service all-round. Speedy, very helpful and always friendly and efficient.’

Work highlights

    London Bar > Local government (including rating law) Tier 1

    Local government finance is an area of strength for Landmark Chambers. One member heavily active in this area is Dan Kolinsky KC, ‘an excellent advocate at every level from the Valuation Tribunal to the Supreme Court.’ He recently represented Nuffield Health in Nuffield Health v London Borough of Merton, a case hinging on whether a fitness centre which operates as a charity is eligible for charitable rates relief. The set acts for many of the UK’s largest city and county councils, and James Maurici KC counts many as clients. Galina Ward KC also represented the former Mayor of Liverpool in R (Anderson) v Liverpool City Council, a challenge against Liverpool County Council’s refusal to grant an indemnity against defense costs in criminal proceedings regarding allegations about his time in office.

    Rising stars

    Luke WilcoxLandmark ChambersLuke is a rare talent and he has a wonderful technical brain whilst still being personable and easy to work with, which clients love. Definitely one to watch in the rating world.
    Ranked: Tier 1

    Leading Silks

    Dan Kolinsky KCLandmark ChambersAn excellent advocate at every level from the Valuation Tribunal to the Supreme Court, coupled with detailed knowledge and understanding of the law of rating. Also very good with clients and approachable in consultation. Excellent all round.’      
    Ranked: Tier 1
    David Forsdick KCLandmark Chambers ‘David is a clear and forceful advocate and has a great ability to cut through detail and get to the heart of the legal issue. Clients appreciate his direct approach and strategic insights on the case.'          
    Ranked: Tier 2
    Ranked: Tier 2
    Tim Mould KCLandmark Chambers ‘When Tim is on his feet, they listen, and once the judges are listening Tim then develops his analysis of the facts and law to powerful effect.’
    Ranked: Tier 2
    Tim Buley KCLandmark ChambersA great advocate, strategic, very clever with good client manner.
    Ranked: Tier 3
    Richard Drabble KC - Landmark ChambersRichard is a mastery of the subject.
    Ranked: Tier 3
    Ranked: Tier 4
    Ranked: Tier 4

    2022 Silks

    Leading Juniors

    Guy WilliamsLandmark Chambers 'Guy is an exceptionally diligent and thoughtful barrister, with utterly reliable judgement that is founded upon unfailingly careful consideration of the subject matter of the case.
    Ranked: Tier 1
    Jacqueline LeanLandmark Chambers ‘Jacqueline impresses with her ability to digest information on complex issues and provide clear, concise advice in a tight timeframe.'
    Ranked: Tier 2
    Leon GlenisterLandmark Chambers ‘Leon is extremely efficient and bright. He has an excellent manner with clients, immediately putting them at ease.'       
    Ranked: Tier 3

    Testimonials

    Set

    ‘An excellent array of both leaders and juniors in this field.’

    ‘Great strength in depth at Landmark Chambers is respect of non-domestic rating.’

    ‘Landmark have the strongest bench for rating in the country which is backed up by user friendly clerking and support. Landmark in general and Dan in particular contribute excellent thought leadership to the profession.’      

    Clerking

    ‘Clerks are all very helpful and always go the extra mile to make sure that the client is happy. Mark Ball is a particular stand out clerk, very personable and efficient.’      

    ‘They work extremely hard and come back to us very quickly. They work hard to identify other options if the chosen barrister is not available.’      

    ‘Very good service and responsiveness.’

    London Bar > Planning Tier 1

    Pre-eminent planning setLandmark Chambers is home to an ‘unrivalled breadth of talent’ as exhibited by its ‘highly impressive’ clerks, ‘heavyweight silks with outstanding capabilities’, and skilled junior barristers. The members display ‘great strength in depth’ across all areas of planning law, featuring heavily in significant inquiries, and promoting new towns and urban extensions in addition to mixed-use developments across the country. In the past year, Dan Kolinsky KC represented LB Southwark in R (Flynn) v LB Southwark, successfully defending the challenge against a major regeneration project to replace the Elephant & Castle shopping centre at first instance and in the Court of Appeal. David Elvin KC represented Raycliff Whitechapel in the Whitechapel Bell Foundry call-in inquiry, which involved consideration of heritage benefits contrasted with harms regarding the restoration and refurbishment proposals for the former bell foundry. Anjoli Foster  successfully represented Brighton and Hove CC in the Brighton Marina inquiry which concerned the opposition to a major redevelopment, whilst Matthew Fraser represented the Whitstable Oyster Company in their appeal against an enforcement notice requiring the removal of metal trestles for oyster cultivation.

    Rising stars

    Nick Grant  – Landmark Chambers ‘Nick is very personable and works well with client teams. He has a thorough grasp of the cases he advises on, and his advocacy skills are excellent. He calmly and confidently takes clients through the case.’
    Ranked: Tier 1

    Leading Silks

    Neil Cameron KC – Landmark Chambers  ‘Neil takes complex issues and simplifies them so that they are easily understood by clients, inspectors, judges and opponents!  He is able to address the most bizarre left field questions and answer them easily and in a reassuring way.’
    Ranked: Tier 1
    David Elvin KC – Landmark Chambers  'David's particular strengths are his advocacy skills. One knows when instructing him that one has an excellent advocate on their team who can be relied on to deliver a first rate service for the client. He delivers incredibly clear, concise and commercial; advice. He is incredibly bright but also down to earth and a joy to work with.'
    Ranked: Tier 1
    Ranked: Tier 1
    James Maurici KC – Landmark Chambers 'James is able to combine his exemplary, specialist knowledge in order to provide a first-class service. Furthermore, his calm but confident method of delivery reassures clients.'
    Ranked: Tier 1
    Timothy Mould KC – Landmark Chambers  'Tim is an exceptional advocate and has the total confidence of clients. Tim is approachable, calm, and extremely hard working; he is very clever and able to get across complicated legal issues in a way that can be readily understood, and he has a personable manner.'
    Ranked: Tier 1
    Ranked: Tier 1
    Sasha White KC – Landmark Chambers  ‘Sasha is absolutely the best, he is a pleasure to work with and always makes everyone at ease, even junior members of the client team.  His advocacy is top notch and he brings a personal approach to matters, which is well regarded.’
    Ranked: Tier 1
    Paul Brown KC – Landmark Chambers  ‘Paul is very thorough and cuts to the issues. He is academically very strong, as well as being commercial. His advocacy is excellent and he is a very good team player.’
    Ranked: Tier 2
    Timothy Corner KC – Landmark Chambers ‘Tim is a strong advocate. He has gravitas, focuses on key issues and is able to develop rapport with inspectors and provide clear strategic advice.’
    Ranked: Tier 2
    Dan Kolinsky KC – Landmark Chambers  'Daniel combines a ferocious intellect with clear and well structured advocacy, always presented in a friendly, readily accessible manner. He is also genuinely good at working with opponents. He is a hugely impressive practitioner.'
    Ranked: Tier 2
    Reuben Taylor KC – Landmark Chambers 'Reuben is excellent to work with and shows an excellent grasp of technical issues. His case preparation is very thorough and he works extremely hard with witness teams to make the best possible case.'
    Ranked: Tier 2
    Christopher Boyle KC – Landmark Chambers  ‘Christopher is outstanding. He has excellent technical skills, is extremely hardworking, is a clear thinker and adroit at focussing on the detail of a case. He is an excellent advocate and possesses an unflappable style, a total mastery of the details of a case, and meticulous cross-examination skills.’
    Ranked: Tier 3
    David Forsdick KC –Landmark Chambers  'David has the ability to find a new approach to an issue and to find a way through to the desired end, whilst keeping the team enthusiastic. He is exceptional at simultaneously being deeply involved in the detail of the case and seeing the bigger picture.'
    Ranked: Tier 3
    Ranked: Tier 3
    John Litton KC – Landmark Chambers  'John's strengths are delivering clear and reasoned advice, and being extremely client focused. John's advocacy is exceptional, his grasp of detail, allied with his understanding of the key strategic issues is highly impressive. His cross examination of witnesses is forensic.'
    Ranked: Tier 3
    Matthew Reed KC – Landmark Chambers  'Matthew's strengths are unquestionably his forensic approach to matters, twinned with his calm an unflappable manner. He manages to balance his very friendly and open nature with a strong air of authority. Matthew's advice, both oral and written, is always clear and thoroughly researched.'  
    Ranked: Tier 3
    Graeme Keen KC – Landmark Chambers  'Graeme is very thorough, gets to the key issues straightaway and adds value from the outset with insightful and experienced input on overall strategy. His eye for the detail is perfectly balanced with a pragmatic and commercial outlook. He is an absolute star and a pleasure to work with.'
    Ranked: Tier 3
    Robert Walton KC – Landmark Chambers  'Robert is commercially astute, user-friendly, clear and concise in his legal points and very helpful.' 'Robert is very approachable, calm, and efficient. He has excellent advocacy skills.'
    Ranked: Tier 3
    Scott Lyness KC – Landmark ChambersScott is responsive, considered and straight talking. He is competitive, thoughtful, and leads junior colleagues very effectively on complex cases.’
    Ranked: Tier 4
    Ranked: Tier 4
    Ranked: Tier 4

    2021 Silks

    Gwion Lewis KC –Landmark Chambers ‘Gwion gives clear, considered, accurate advice. He demonstrates dedication to his clients and demonstrable client care. Gwion performs with pragmatism and authenticity.’
    Jenny Wigley KC –Landmark Chambers  ‘Jenny is a brilliant advocate. She is incredibly clever and has a very sharp intellect, she is quick to pick up on issues and is particularly good on hugely detailed and complex issues. She is particularly adept at making those complex issues digestible and accessible both in court and for clients, indeed clients love her.’

    Leading Juniors

    Richard Moules  – Landmark Chambers  'Richard is an outstanding barrister who commands tremendous respect amongst those who have the pleasure to work alongside him. He displays an exceptional understanding of planning law enabling him to consistently provide high calibre advice. Richard is calm, approachable and responsive, clearly advising on key issues and risks.'
    Ranked: Tier 1
    Zack Simons Landmark Chambers  'Zack is fantastic at working with teams, setting and conveying the strategy for the appeal and is also a brilliant advocate. He is incredibly adept at subtly charming concessions out of witnesses, which can be pivotal to the case.' 
    Ranked: Tier 1
    Guy Williams  –Landmark Chambers  ‘Guy is a leading junior, he’s thorough, calm, and gives clear advice - a first class and exceptional advocate combining genuine charm with huge but worn-lightly intelligence and great skill.’
    Ranked: Tier 1
    Stephen Morgan  –Landmark Chambers 'Stephen has a thorough understanding of planning and environmental law; he makes his advice and advocacy accessible and understandable when explaining matters to consultants and clients alike.'
    Ranked: Tier 2
    Sasha Blackmore  –Landmark Chambers  'Sasha is incredibly thorough and will fight a difficult case tooth and nail. She is both creative and experienced.'
    Ranked: Tier 2
    Leon Glenister  –Landmark Chambers  ‘Leon is incredibly bright, thorough and personable.  He goes the extra mile, seeing arguments others miss. He sets out a case both on paper and in court incredibly clearly, with a persuasive and inevitable logic. Equally, if he thinks that a case is weak, he has no qualms explaining that to the client. He is a first choice barrister and is always reassuring.’
    Ranked: Tier 2
    Alex Goodman – Landmark Chambers  ‘Alex is one of the best advocates of his generation. In court he is on a par, if not better than most silks.  His planning knowledge is strong and he always has an eye for a novel legal argument.  He is a ‘go-to’ barristers regarding planning law.’
    Ranked: Tier 3
    Ranked: Tier 3
    Ranked: Tier 3
    Andrew Parkinson  – Landmark Chambers  ‘Andrew quickly acquires a mastery of complex, technical evidence, has a superb grasp of all aspects of planning law, and his written advice is of the highest order. Andrew is extremely popular with clients, who express appreciation for the outstanding service he provides, including his clear, concise, commercially focused advice. He is a successful advocate, with excellent cross-examination skills, a complete mastery of the details of a case with his efficient, thorough, and engaging approach.’
    Ranked: Tier 3
    Heather Sargent  –Landmark Chambers  ‘Heather is a persuasive and intelligent advocate. She has an intelligent, pragmatic approach to issues, and works well in large multi-disciplinary teams. She has the ability to absorb and analyse large amounts of information and offer insightful commentary, and has strong credibility with client team. Clients feel they are in very safe hands.’
    Ranked: Tier 3
    Richard Turney  – Landmark Chambers  'Richard is truly exceptional. His analytical and technical skills are superb and he is a compelling advocate with a really incisive and persuasive style. He combines this with practical advice and willingness to help and support the wider project team.  Clients are always really impressed.'
    Ranked: Tier 3
    Stephen Whale  – Landmark Chambers 'Stephen provides sound pragmatic advice without flannel. His style of advocacy  reflects this no-nonsense approach in that he is direct, sets out his arguments clearly so that they are easily understood, and free of ambiguity.'
    Ranked: Tier 3
    Matthew Fraser  – Landmark Chambers  'Matt is an excellent barrister with a detailed knowledge of law and is particularly good with clients.  His advocacy skills are calm and collected, delivered in a structured and methodological manner, which is very compelling.'
    Ranked: Tier 4
    Ranked: Tier 4
    Yaaser Vanderman  – Landmark Chambers  ‘Yaaser is technically excellent, and quick to respond. He is a solid advocate who is calm, assured, and accurate, and dispenses clear advice whilst commanding the respect of clients.’
    Ranked: Tier 4
    Anjoli Foster  - Landmark Chambers  'Anjoli's intellect and technical knowledge is first class and beyond question. She is also extremely diligent and practical. She applies all these elements in an extremely user friendly manner that makes her a real pleasure to instruct and deal with. Anjoli is absolutely one to watch for the future.'
    Ranked: Tier 4
    Matthew Dale-Harris  - Landmark Chambers  'Matthew exhibits excellent attention to detail and picks up matters quickly. His advocacy skills are excellent, very clear, and precise.'
    Ranked: Tier 4

    Testimonials

    Set

    ‘A first class set for all planning and environmental work; they are a permanent go-to, and have been for over a decade. Peerless.’

    ‘Landmark are the go-to set for planning law. Great strength in depth across all levels.’

    ‘Landmark Chambers is the pre-eminent planning set. It has an extraordinary, unrivalled breadth of talent showcased in its extensive range of heavyweight silk with outstanding capabilities, supported by a large team of skilled juniors, rendering it unbeatable in its field.’

    ‘Landmark is an excellent chambers. The depth and range of its counsel is impressive. They are planning experts and work tirelessly to further the debate and clarify legal issues in the planning arena.’

    Clerking

    ‘The clerks at Landmark are fantastic.  They are willing and able to assist with all matters and respond quickly and efficiently.’

    ‘The clerks are extremely impressive. They provide a very efficient service and are always a pleasure to deal with. Mike Gooch, in particular, is exemplary; he is so responsive and unfailingly helpful.’

    Work highlights

      London Bar > Immigration (including business immigration) Tier 2

      Regarded as a ‘strong public law set‘ with ‘an impressive array of juniors and silks‘, Landmark Chambers boasts a broad bench of barristers that enables it to act on both the claimant and respondent sides of proceedings. Tim Buley KC and joint head of the public law group Samantha Broadfoot KC recently appeared opposite each other in AK & Ors, R (on the application of) v The Entry Clearance Office (Islamabad) & Anor, contesting whether the immigration rules’ definition of de facto adoption gave rise to unlawful discrimination or was irrational. Notable juniors include Julia Smyth and Hafsah Masood, as well as ‘fearless advocate‘, Miranda Butler, who arrived from Garden Court Chambers in January 2022.

      Leading Silks

      Richard Drabble KCLandmark ChambersRichard is a top flight performer in the senior courts where his forensic eye to detail, and the strength of his submission on statutory construction are really second to none.'
      Ranked: Tier 1
      Samantha Broadfoot KCLandmark ChambersSamantha is a barrister who convinces the court and has excellent technical knowledge.'
      Ranked: Tier 2
      Ranked: Tier 2
      David Blundell KCLandmark ChambersDavid is a very reasonable and sensible advocate. That means that the court has confidence in him. He is also a very technically able.'
      Ranked: Tier 2

      2021 Silks

      Gwion Lewis KC – Landmark ChambersBreath of knowledge. Humility. Honesty. A total team player.'

      2022 Silks

      Galina Ward KCLandmark ChambersPreviously one of the top juniors at the immigration Bar, the meticulous thoroughness of Galina’s preparation is reflected in the exemplary quality of her written work, often praised by the bench for its authoritative and measured qualities.

      Leading Juniors

      Julia SmythLandmark ChambersDelightful to work with, outstanding knowledge of the subject matter, great judgement.'
      Ranked: Tier 2
      Alex GoodmanLandmark ChambersAn excellent advocate who knows how to win cases, has very sound judgement, extensive knowledge and is very good at judge-management.‘  
      Ranked: Tier 3
      Hafsah Masood Landmark Chambers ‘Hafsah articulates compelling rebuttal arguments in defending Government decisions even in cases where the merits of the decisions under challenge are questionable. She engages well with clients and is respected by opponents and judges for her straightforward no-nonsense approach.
      Ranked: Tier 4
      Miranda Butler – Landmark ChambersMiranda is an extremely talented barrister. She is gifted at quickly articulating complicated law and an asset to any case. She works tirelessly whilst remaining caring, kind and compassionate.
      Ranked: Tier 4

      Testimonials

      Set

      Landmark Chambers is one of the best chambers around for public law issues.’

      ‘Landmark has really shot up of late, with an impressive array of juniors and silks, particularly in public law.’

      ‘Landmark is a strong public law set.’

      Clerking

      ‘The Landmark clerking team is one of the best to work with – very helpful and they make your life easy.’

      ‘Zoe Bluck at Landmark Chambers is prompt in responding to any queries raised regarding counsel’s availability, and in organising conferences.’

      ‘You always know where you are with Landmark’s clerks’ rooms. They are organised and efficient to say the least.’

      London Bar > Property litigation Tier 2

      Landmark Chambers had another outstanding year and solidified themselves as a leading set for property litigation; boasting a wealth of experience from the more general landlord-tenant and real property issues, to the more specialist insolvency-related litigation, right to mange cases and Covid-19 rent arrears matters. The senior ranks were strengthened by Toby Watkin KC and Galina Ward KC taking silk, the only new property litigation silks in 2022. Tom Weekes KC acted for the appellants before the  Supreme Court in the high-profile Fearn v Trustees of the Tate Gallery case concerning the Tate Modern’s viewing gallery. Toby Watkin KC has acted for the real estate company in Annington Property Ltd v Ministry of Defence, one of the largest and most complex series of rent review arbitrations ever conducted. The sets strength in depth was illustrated in Firstport Property Services v Settlers Court RTM; where juniors Simon Allison, Kimberley Ziya and Rupert Cohen successfully represented the appellant in a landmark Supreme Court decision, shifting the law surrounding the right to manage with significant consequences for the government’s legislative proposals to the existing scheme. Justin Bates has developed an impressive specialism in leasehold disputes and the addition of Andy Creer from Gatehouse Chambers adds further telecoms expertise.

      Rising stars

      Brooke Lyne – Landmark Chambers ‘Razor sharp in her legal analysis and advice, Brooke’s advocacy style is pragamatic, attentive and highly effective. ’
      Ranked: Tier 1
      Kimberley Ziya  – Landmark Chambers ‘Kim has a real eye for detail and leaves no stone unturned, which clearly shows when observing her written work and advocacy. She has worked on matters well beyond her year of call and is a junior in high demand.
      Ranked: Tier 1
      Ranked: Tier 1

      Leading Silks

      David Holland KCLandmark ChambersA fantastic silk to work with, David’s energy level and work ethic is incredible.
      Ranked: Tier 1
      Zia Bhaloo KCLandmark ChambersZia is the pre-eminent property litigation silk, head and shoulders above her competition. Her written advocacy is so exceptional that the opposing side will often do everything to avoid going to trial. 
      Ranked: Tier 1
      Tom Weekes KCLandmark Chambers ‘A silk possessing forensic knowledge of the law of restrictive covenants and a real ability to apply the law to the particular case. Tom gives clear, insightful and detailed advice and is undoubtedly one of the leading property barristers in the country.
      Ranked: Tier 2
      Ranked: Tier 2
      Katharine Holland KCLandmark ChambersAn incredibly intelligent silk, Katharine is committed to providing a first-class service to her clients. Her advocacy skills have undoubtedly been the deciding factor in winning some particularly difficult cases.’
      Ranked: Tier 3
      Dan Kolinsky KCLandmark ChambersDan is a distinguished advocate. In consultation with clients, he provides sound advice in an engaging manner.
      Ranked: Tier 3
      Ranked: Tier 4

      2021 Silks

      Myriam Stacey KCLandmark ChambersNot only her undoubted skills and brilliance, but Myriam’s ability to lead a team of junior counsel is what makes her an exceptionally impressive silk. In court hearings she displays brilliant advocacy, lacking any arrogance but exuding calmness and control.

      2022 Silks

      Toby Watkin KCLandmark ChambersToby is reassuring in conference with lay clients, trustworthy, dependable and an extremely safe pair of hands.
      Galina Ward KCLandmark ChambersGalina is approachable, easy to communicate with, very articulate and extremely thorough whilst looking at the end objective and for practical solutions.

      Leading Juniors

      Nicholas TaggartLandmark ChambersNic writes the best opinions in the real estate legal business. His grasp of all areas of property law is immense and none come close in this area. He possesses the advantage of a professional mindset mixed with strong commercial acumen.
      Ranked: Tier 1
      Justin BatesLandmark ChambersThe leading junior in leaseholder matters, Justin’s knowledge of housing and landlord and tenant law is encyclopaedic. His advice is both practical and where required, he takes a creative approach to resolving the particular issues of a case. Clients place their trust in his confident and attractive advocacy style. ’
      Ranked: Tier 1
      Katrina YatesLandmark ChambersKatrina is a forensic counsel who very quickly analyses the strengths and weaknesses of another party’s case and gets straight to the nub of the matter. She has a particular flair for dealing with Land Registry claims and is a very robust advocate, performing superbly against other barristers often more senior than herself.
      Ranked: Tier 2
      Simon AllisonLandmark ChambersSimon is an oracle when it comes to residential property. He is incredibly competent and never shies away from giving bold advice without sitting on the fence.
      Ranked: Tier 2
      Andy CreerLandmark Chambers ‘Andy is very thorough in her work, responsive and committed to her clients. She is particularly skilled when it comes to knotty issues, particularly in the area of nuisance. ’
      Ranked: Tier 2
      James HanhamLandmark Chambers  ‘James is a superb advocate with real gravitas and an innate ability to be persuasive before a tribunal.
      Ranked: Tier 2
      Camilla LamontLandmark ChambersQuietly skilled in her approach, Camilla is technically and academically brilliant. She is dependable and sees the big picture from a commercial perspective, must be heading towards silk and rightly so. 
      Ranked: Tier 2
      Thomas JefferiesLandmark ChambersA highly skilled advocate, Tom is able to distil and communicate complex legal arguments to his clients. His clear and concise approach to advocacy means he is always well received by the judiciary. 
      Ranked: Tier 3
      Aaron WalderLandmark ChambersAaron is able to get to the crux of an issue swiftly. He has an unflappable manner, whilst being knowledgeable and approachable.
      Ranked: Tier 4
      Ranked: Tier 4
      Evie BardenLandmark ChambersWith a tremendous ability to simplify and streamline the most complicated and unwieldy of issues, Evie’s specialism in property-related insolvency work separates her from her peers. With her easy and collaborative approach with solicitors, she shows great potential and is undoubtedly a go-to junior for property litigation work.
      Ranked: Tier 5
      Rupert CohenLandmark ChambersRupert has intelligence, charm and strategic nous in equal measure. He inspires supreme confidence in his clients, especially when it comes to real property disputes.
      Ranked: Tier 5
      David NichollsLandmark Chambers ‘David has an impressive ability to grasp the legal issues. He is decisive and adapts his approach to meet the circumstances and needs of his clients.
      Ranked: Tier 5
      Yaaser VandermanLandmark Chambers ‘Yaaser is a splendid junior. He is extremely bright, has an exemplary comprehension of the law and remains calm under pressure.
      Ranked: Tier 5

      Testimonials

      Set 

      ‘A wide range of members available to assist in property disputes, from exceptional juniors to extraordinary silks. The service levels are second to none, overall a great set.

      ‘Landmark are my preferred chambers for all property, real estate and commercial property matters. They have great strength in depth.

      ‘A top drawer set with an excellent reputation, Landmark are the go-to set, particularly involving issues which combine both property and planning issues.

      ‘Their combination of expertise, approachability, practicality and collaboration cannot be beaten. ’

      ‘Landmark Chambers is one of the leading property sets in the city. First rate in every aspect from juniors to silks, my experience of every barrister I have instructed has been universally positive. ’

      Clerks 

      ‘Mark Ball is outstanding and sets the bar for senior clerks.

      London Bar > Administrative law and human rights Tier 3

      Considered a ‘a strong public law set’, Landmark Chambers often appear in the Supreme Court and Court of Appeal in an even amount of claimant and defendant work, particularly within civil liberties and human rights. ‘Persuasive and astuteSamantha Broadfoot KC recently appeared in Savvas Halloumas v Administrator of the Sovereign Base Areas of Akrotiri and Dhekelia, a judicial review in the sovereign base areas concerning the British government’s enforcement (or lack thereof) of land ownership rights in the base area asserted by a Greek Cypriot but allegedly occupied by Turkish Cypriots. David Blundell KC appeared in R (Manchester Airports Holdings Ltd) v Secretary of State for Transport in 2021, acting for the Secretary of State in this judicial review challenging the "traffic light" system of travel restrictions imposed by the British government during the COVID-19 pandemic, including a "red list" of countries which persons returning from were detained in quarantine hotels at their own expense.

      Leading Silks

      Ranked: Tier 1
      Ranked: Tier 2
      Samantha Broadfoot KCLandmark Chambers ‘An excellent advocate, persuasive and astute. Knows what the court wants and delivers.'    
      Ranked: Tier 2
      James Maurici KC – Landmark Chambers 'James was very easy to work with and responsive.'
      Ranked: Tier 3
      David Blundell KCLandmark Chambers ‘David is a very reasonable and sensible advocate. That means that the court has confidence in him. He is also a very technically able.’    
      Ranked: Tier 3
      Ranked: Tier 4
      Ranked: Tier 4

      2021 Silks

      Gwion Lewis KCLandmark Chambers ‘Incredibly easy to work with, provides timely responses, clear advice and confidence that he is a safe pair of hands.'

      2022 Silks

      Leading Juniors

      Ranked: Tier 3
      Alex Goodman – Landmark Chambers ‘An excellent advocate who knows how to win cases. He has very sound judgement, extensive knowledge and is very good at managing judges.’    
      Ranked: Tier 3
      Sasha BlackmoreLandmark Chambers 'Sasha is incredibly personable. She takes the time to discuss matters with instructing solicitors. She enjoys technically difficult cases and works well directly with clients.'    
      Ranked: Tier 3
      Julia SmythLandmark Chambers 'Delightful to work with, outstanding knowledge of the subject matter, and great judgment.'
      Ranked: Tier 3
      Yaaser VandermanLandmark Chambers 'Yaaser is exceptionally bright and assimilates instructions and information extremely quickly.'
      Ranked: Tier 4
      Leon GlenisterLandmark Chambers 'Leon is approachable, friendly and very clear. His written work is exceptional and he is extremely clever and knowledgeable.'
      Ranked: Tier 4

      Testimonials

      Set

      ‘Landmark are an exceptional chambers with enormous strength in public/administrative law. Their strength at the senior end has been reinforced recently.’

      ‘Excellent. Counsel adopt a very flexible approach which is realistic, timely and considerate of the client’s schedules/pressures.’    

      ‘Landmark is a very strong administrative law set with excellent senior and junior counsel.’

      Clerking

      ‘Ben O’Connor is very good and has a friendly and helpful manner.’    

      ‘The clerks are friendly and responsive and do not overcommit barristers. An absolute pleasure to deal with.’

      ‘They work extremely hard and come back to us very quickly. They work hard to identify other options if the chosen barrister is not available.’    

      London Bar > Social housing Tier 3

      Landmark Chambers‘ team is lauded for its ‘good technical knowledge and availability for social housing matters’, and members act for both social landlords and tenants in claims that frequently intersect with other areas of law, for example immigration, human rights and capacity issues. Justin Bates acted for the tenant in Croydon LBC v Kalonga before the Supreme Court, regarding the question how a landlord can terminate a fixed term secure tenancy.

      Rising stars

      Brooke Lyne Landmark Chambers ‘Brooke assimilates the detail of a case very rapidly and shows complete mastery of the material in court. Her advocacy is measured, clear and compelling.'
      Ranked: Tier 1

      Leading Juniors

      Justin BatesLandmark ChambersJustin knows leasehold, social housing and property matters like few others. He is balanced, and trusted by tenants and landlords alike.
      Ranked: Tier 1

      Testimonials

      Set

      ‘Set has good technical knowledge and availability for social housing matters.’

      Clerks

      ‘Clerks have always been prompt and helpful.’

      London Bar > Inquests and inquiries

      Rising stars

      Harriet WakemanLandmark Chambers ‘Harriet has significant experience in major inquests and is steeped in the law in this area. She is exceptional in mastering large volumes of material (including complex technical evidence), and her research skills are second to none and her written submissions are superb – detailed and compelling.
      Ranked: Tier 1

      London Bar > Court of Protection and community care

      London Bar > Education

      2022 Silks

      Leading Juniors

      Leon Glenister  – Landmark ChambersLeon is an impressive advocate with outstanding legal and technical knowledge.
      Ranked: Tier 3

      London Bar > Agriculture

      Leading Silks

      James Maurici KCLandmark Chambers ‘A quiet and considered silk, James wins the trust of clients by virtue of his depth of knowledge of the law; this combined with a particular eye for detail makes him a particularly talented strategic thinker.
      Ranked: Tier 3

      London Bar > European Union law

      Leading Silks

      Tim Buley KCLandmark Chambers ‘When it comes to the complex area of EU law, Tim is able to quickly digest and understand novel legal points and formulate cogent arguments. An incredibly approachable silk, he is both engaged and responsive with any matter he deals with.
      Ranked: Tier 3
      Ranked: Tier 3
      David Blundell KCLandmark ChambersDavid is a very reasonable and sensible advocate, always winning the confidence of the Court.
      Ranked: Tier 3

      London Bar > Energy

      2021 Silks

      Gwion Lewis KC – Landmark Chambers ‘A lateral thinker who is very well organised and precise in his submissions and his handling of the evidence.’

      London Bar > Telecoms Regulation

      London Bar > Costs

      Leading Juniors

      Rupert CohenLandmark Chambers 'Rupert has an extremely solid background and knowledge base in the area of legal costs.'
      Ranked: Tier 2

      London Bar > IT and telecoms (infrastructure and contracts)

      London Bar > Public procurement

      Leading Juniors

      James NeillLandmark ChambersJames is a hard working and dedicated barrister, who goes beyond the call of duty in assisting his clients. He quickly and comprehensively masters the documents and provides detailed advice which is easily understood by his lay clients.
      Ranked: Tier 3
      X

      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.

       

      DepartmentNameEmailTelephone
      Chief Executive Paul Newhallpnewhall@landmarkchambers.co.uk020 7421 1352
      Practice Director Ben Connorbconnor@landmarkchambers.co.uk020 7421 2483
      Practice Director Mark Ballmball@landmarkchambers.co.uk020 7421 1308
      Joint Head of Chambers David Holland KC
      Joint Head of Chambers Reuben Taylor KC
      Senior Practice Manager Kevin Squiresksquires@landmarkchambers.co.uk020 7421 1351
      Senior Practice Manager Michael Goochmgooch@landmarkchambers.co.uk020 7421 1305
      Practice Manager Jason Allenjallen@landmarkchambers.co.uk020 7421 1306
      Practice Manager Richard Boltonrbolton@landmarkchambers.co.uk020 7421 1392
      Practice Manager Harry Feldmanhfeldman@landmarkchambers.co.uk020 7421 2485
      Practice Manager Connor McGillycmcgilly@landmarkchambers.co.uk020 7421 1304
      Practice Manager Zoe Bluckzbluck@landmarkchambers.co.uk020 7421 1301
      Practice Manager Jonathan Barleyjbarley@landamrkchamber.co.uk020 7421 2480
      Assistant Practice Manager Ruby Simsrsims@landmarkchambers.co.uk020 7421 1337
      Assistant Practice Manager Charlotte Hockneychockney@landmarkchambers.co.uk020 7421 1303
      Assistant Practice Manager Jess Williamsjwilliams@landmarkchambers.co.uk020 7421 1344
      Junior Practice Assistant Jamie Laljlal@landmarkchambers.co.uk020 7421 1309
      Junior Practice Assistant Noel Pudneynpudney@landmarkchambers.co.uk020 7421 1398
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      Simon Allison photo Simon AllisonSimon is a specialist property practitioner. Described in The Legal 500 guide…
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      Justin Bates photo Justin BatesJustin’s practice covers all aspects of housing, property and local government law. …
      Zia Bhaloo photo Zia BhalooZia Bhaloo was called to the Bar in 1990 and was appointed…
      Charles Bishop photo Charles BishopCharles joined Chambers in 2021 following successful completion of pupillage. He is…
      Sasha Blackmore photo Sasha BlackmoreSasha Blackmore was called to the Bar in 2005 and specialises in…
      David Blundell photo David BlundellDavid was called to the Bar in 2001 and was appointed King’s…
      Christopher Boyle photo Christopher BoyleChristopher was called to the Bar (Lincoln’s Inn) in November 1994 and he…
      Samantha Broadfoot photo Samantha BroadfootSamantha’s practice encompasses a wide spectrum of cases with a public law…
      Paul Brown photo Paul BrownPaul’s practice covers planning and environmental, public and local government law. He has…
      Tim Buley photo Tim BuleyTim Buley KC specialises in all areas of public and regulatory law,…
      Isabella Buono photo Isabella BuonoIsabella is building a broad practice across all of Landmark’s main practice…
      Miranda Butler photo Miranda ButlerMiranda has substantial experience across the spectrum of immigration, community care and…
      Andrew Byass photo Andrew ByassAndrew is a planning and public law specialist, whose experiences includes EU…
      Neil Cameron photo Neil CameronNeil has extensive experience in planning, compulsory purchase, parliamentary and environmental work.…
      Eian Caws photo Eian CawsEian Caws was called to the Bar in 1974 and, following pupillage…
      Richard Clarke photo Richard ClarkeRichard is an experienced and versatile advocate who specialises in property law. …
      Rupert Cohen photo Rupert CohenRupert has a successful property practice allied with a specialist knowledge of…
      Timothy Corner photo Timothy CornerThe major part of Tim Corner’s practice is in the fields of…
      Andy Creer photo Andy CreerThe primary areas of Andy’s practice are real property, commercial L&T and…
      Matthew Dale-Harris photo Matthew Dale-HarrisMatthew is a planning and property law specialist. In planning law he…
      Richard Drabble photo Richard DrabbleRichard Drabble KC was called to the Bar in 1975 and took…
      Katharine Elliot photo Katharine ElliotKatharine has a diverse practice, encompassing planning, environment and public law, particularly Court of Protection, mental…
      David Elvin photo David ElvinDavid Elvin QC was called to the Bar in 1983 and took…
      Georgina Fenton photo Georgina FentonGeorgie joined Chambers in November 2021 following completion of pupillage during which…
      David Forsdick photo David ForsdickDavid was appointed King’s Counsel in 2014 and specialises in environmental and…
      Anjoli Foster photo Anjoli FosterAnjoli is a planning and public law barrister who is now ranked…
      Matthew Fraser photo Matthew FraserMatthew has a broad practice in public law, planning law and environmental…
      Ben Fullbrook photo Ben FullbrookBen practises in public, planning, environmental and property law.  He has appeared…
      Hannah Gibbs photo Hannah GibbsHannah specialises in public law, planning and environmental law, local government law…
      Leon Glenister photo Leon GlenisterLeon specialises in public and planning law. He often acts in complex…
      Alex Goodman photo Alex GoodmanAlex specialises in planning, environment and public law. His public law work…
      Nick Grant photo Nick GrantNick joined Chambers in 2019, following completion of a third six during…
      Admas Habteslasie photo Admas HabteslasieAdmas accepts instructions in all areas of Chambers’ work and, in addition,…
      James Hanham photo James HanhamJames specialises in real estate litigation and advice. He has appeared in…
      Russell Harris photo Russell HarrisRussell Harris was called to the Bar in 1986 and took silk…
      Katie Helmore photo Katie HelmoreKatie Helmore is recognised for her versatile and established property practice encompassing…
      Matthew Henderson photo Matthew HendersonMatthew practices in planning and environmental, property and public law (including non-domestic…
      David Holland photo David HollandDavid Holland was called to the Bar in 1986 and practised at…
      Katharine Holland photo Katharine HollandKatharine Holland QC MA BCL (Oxon) DipICArb FCIArb is a property litigation…
      Natasha Jackson photo Natasha Jackson
      Christopher Jacobs photo Christopher JacobsChristopher practices in property, planning and environment, and public law.
      Thomas Jefferies photo Thomas JefferiesThomas Jefferies is an experienced specialist in property litigation. In his early…
      Graeme Keen photo Graeme KeenGraeme is a specialist in planning, environmental, compulsory purchase and public law. He…
      Neil King photo Neil KingNeil King KC was called to the Bar in 1980 and took…
      Dan Kolinsky photo Dan KolinskyDan Kolinsky was appointed King’s Counsel in 2015. He was a member…
      Camilla Lamont photo Camilla LamontCamilla is a senior junior who is ranked in tier 1 for…
      Richard Langham photo Richard LanghamRichard Langham specialises in town and country planning, highways law, environmental law…
      Jacqueline Lean photo Jacqueline LeanJacqueline has the classic “Landmark USP” practice, encompassing all matters concerning the…
      Gwion Lewis photo Gwion LewisGwion Lewis was called to the Bar in 2005 and specialises in…
      Christopher Lewsley photo Christopher LewsleyChristopher Lewsley’s practice is focused on non-domestic rating including rate recovery and…
      John Litton photo John LittonJohn was called to the Bar in 1989 and was a member…
      David Lock photo David LockDavid Lock was called to the Bar in 1985 and made a…
      Brooke Lyne photo Brooke LyneBrooke is a property practitioner with a diverse range of experience in…
      Scott Lyness photo Scott LynessScott Lyness specialises in all aspects of planning and environmental law. Scott…
      John Male photo John MaleJohn Male QC was called to the Bar in 1976 and took…
      Hafsah Masood photo Hafsah MasoodHafsah joined Landmark Chambers in November 2019 from 3 Hare Court, where…
      James Maurici photo James MauriciJames Maurici was called to the Bar of England & Wales in…
      Alistair Mills photo Alistair MillsAlistair’s areas of practice are planning and environmental, and public law.  He…
      Stephen Morgan photo Stephen MorganStephen has always specialised in planning and related fields of law, having…
      Tom Morris photo Tom MorrisTom is a specialist in property litigation and costs law.  He has…
      Tim Morshead photo Tim MorsheadTim is a litigation specialist practising in commercial and real estate law.…
      Tim Mould photo Tim MouldTim Mould was called to the Bar in 1987 and took silk in…
      Richard Moules photo Richard MoulesRichard was called in 2005. He specialises in planning & compulsory purchase,…
      Philip Nathan photo Philip NathanPhilip joined chambers in April 2010 from 36 Bedford Row. First called…
      James Neill photo James NeillJames was called to the Bar in 2006. He joined Landmark Chambers…
      David Nicholls photo David NichollsDavid has a broad practice with a particular emphasis on real estate…
      Andrew Parkinson photo Andrew ParkinsonAndrew was called to the Bar in 2010. His practice covers all…
      Carine Patry photo Carine PatryCarine Patry was called to the Bar in 2000 and is a…
      Simon Pickles photo Simon PicklesSimon Pickles practices principally in three areas – planning, compulsory purchase &…
      Matthew Reed photo Matthew ReedMatthew was called in 1995 and practices in planning, environmental, local government…
      Heather Sargent photo Heather SargentHeather practises primarily in planning and compulsory purchase, environmental and EU law.…
      Fiona Scolding photo Fiona ScoldingFiona’s practice focusses upon public law challenges in a wide variety of…
      Miriam Seitler photo Miriam SeitlerMiriam practises in all areas of property litigation – landlord & tenant…
      Joel Semakula photo Joel SemakulaJoel joined Chambers in 2020 and is developing a practice across all…
      Alex Shattock photo Alex ShattockAlex has a broad practice with a focus on public, planning and…
      Peter Sibley photo Peter SibleyPeter joined Chambers in October 2021 following completion of pupillage during which…
      Zack Simons photo Zack SimonsZack is one of the most highly rated junior planning barristers in…
      David Smith photo David SmithDavid Smith was awarded the Philip Teichman Scholarship by the Inner Temple…
      Julia Smyth photo Julia SmythJulia joined Landmark Chambers in June 2019 following a successful practice at…
      Myriam Stacey photo Myriam StaceyMyriam took silk in 2021 following a highly successful practice as a…
      Nicholas Taggart photo Nicholas TaggartNic is principally a specialist in commercial property law. Over the years,…
      Reuben Taylor photo Reuben TaylorReuben Taylor KC specialises in all aspects of Planning, Environmental, Compulsory Purchase…
      Joe Thomas photo Joe ThomasJoe practices in public, planning, environmental and education law. He has appeared before the High Court, the…
      Katherine Traynor photo Katherine TraynorKate was called to the Bar in 2019 and became a tenant…
      Richard Turney photo Richard TurneyRichard was called to the Bar in 2007 and specialises in planning,…
      Yaaser Vanderman photo Yaaser VandermanYaaser’s practice covers public law and human rights, planning and environmental law…
      Harriet Wakeman photo Harriet WakemanHarriet has experience across a broad range of practice areas, with particular…
      Aaron Walder photo Aaron WalderAaron was called to the Bar in 2002 and joined Landmark Chambers…
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      Stephen Whale photo Stephen WhaleStephen was called to the Bar by Gray’s Inn in 1999. He…
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      Jenny Wigley photo Jenny WigleyJenny’s practice is focused on planning and environmental law and non-domestic rating…
      Luke Wilcox photo Luke WilcoxLuke Wilcox was called to the bar in 2013 (Middle Temple); he took…
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      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.

      Further information regarding the Women in Law Pledge, may be found on the Bar Council’s website and on the Law Society’s website.