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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.
‘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.’
‘Excellent service all-round. Speedy, very helpful and always friendly and efficient.’
‘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.’
‘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 set’ Landmark 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.
‘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.’
‘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.’
‘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.’
‘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.’
‘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. ’
‘Mark Ball is outstanding and sets the bar for senior clerks. ’
‘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.’
‘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 3Landmark 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.
‘Set has good technical knowledge and availability for social housing matters.’
‘Clerks have always been prompt and helpful.’
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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|Simon Allison||Simon is a specialist property practitioner. Described in The Legal 500 guide…||View Profile|
|Evie Barden||Evie has a successful practice that spans the full range of property litigation,…||View Profile|
|Justin Bates||Justin’s practice covers all aspects of housing, property and local government law. …||View Profile|
|Zia Bhaloo||Zia Bhaloo was called to the Bar in 1990 and was appointed…||View Profile|
|Charles Bishop||Charles joined Chambers in 2021 following successful completion of pupillage. He is…||View Profile|
|Sasha Blackmore||Sasha Blackmore was called to the Bar in 2005 and specialises in…||View Profile|
|David Blundell||David was called to the Bar in 2001 and was appointed King’s…||View Profile|
|Christopher Boyle||Christopher was called to the Bar (Lincoln’s Inn) in November 1994 and he…||View Profile|
|Samantha Broadfoot||Samantha’s practice encompasses a wide spectrum of cases with a public law…||View Profile|
|Paul Brown||Paul’s practice covers planning and environmental, public and local government law. He has…||View Profile|
|Tim Buley||Tim Buley KC specialises in all areas of public and regulatory law,…||View Profile|
|Isabella Buono||Isabella is building a broad practice across all of Landmark’s main practice…||View Profile|
|Miranda Butler||Miranda has substantial experience across the spectrum of immigration, community care and…||View Profile|
|Andrew Byass||Andrew is a planning and public law specialist, whose experiences includes EU…||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 an experienced and versatile advocate who specialises in property law. …||View Profile|
|Rupert Cohen||Rupert has a successful property practice allied with a specialist knowledge of…||View Profile|
|Timothy Corner||The major part of Tim Corner’s practice is in the fields of…||View Profile|
|Andy Creer||The primary areas of Andy’s practice are real property, commercial L&T and…||View Profile|
|Matthew Dale-Harris||Matthew is a planning and property law specialist. In planning law he…||View Profile|
|Richard Drabble||Richard Drabble KC was called to the Bar in 1975 and took…||View Profile|
|Katharine Elliot||Katharine has a diverse practice, encompassing planning, environment and public law, particularly Court of Protection, mental…||View Profile|
|David Elvin||David Elvin QC was called to the Bar in 1983 and took…||View Profile|
|Georgina Fenton||Georgie joined Chambers in November 2021 following completion of pupillage during which…||View Profile|
|David Forsdick||David was appointed King’s Counsel in 2014 and specialises in environmental and…||View Profile|
|Anjoli Foster||Anjoli is a planning and public law barrister who is now ranked…||View Profile|
|Matthew Fraser||Matthew has a broad practice in public law, planning law and environmental…||View Profile|
|Ben Fullbrook||Ben practises in public, planning, environmental and property law. He has appeared…||View Profile|
|Hannah Gibbs||Hannah specialises in public law, planning and environmental law, local government law…||View Profile|
|Leon Glenister||Leon specialises in public and planning law. He often acts in complex…||View Profile|
|Alex Goodman||Alex specialises in planning, environment and public law. His public law work…||View Profile|
|Nick Grant||Nick joined Chambers in 2019, following completion of a third six during…||View Profile|
|Admas Habteslasie||Admas accepts instructions in all areas of Chambers’ work and, in addition,…||View Profile|
|James Hanham||James specialises in real estate litigation and advice. He has appeared in…||View Profile|
|Russell Harris||Russell Harris was called to the Bar in 1986 and took silk…||View Profile|
|Katie Helmore||Katie Helmore is recognised for her versatile and established property practice encompassing…||View Profile|
|Matthew Henderson||Matthew practices in planning and environmental, property and public law (including non-domestic…||View Profile|
|David Holland||David Holland was called to the Bar in 1986 and practised at…||View Profile|
|Katharine Holland||Katharine Holland QC MA BCL (Oxon) DipICArb FCIArb is a property litigation…||View Profile|
|Natasha Jackson||View Profile|
|Christopher Jacobs||Christopher practices in property, planning and environment, and public law.||View Profile|
|Thomas Jefferies||Thomas Jefferies is an experienced specialist in property litigation. In his early…||View Profile|
|Graeme Keen||Graeme is a specialist in planning, environmental, compulsory purchase and public law. He…||View Profile|
|Neil King||Neil King KC was called to the Bar in 1980 and took…||View Profile|
|Dan Kolinsky||Dan Kolinsky was appointed King’s Counsel in 2015. He was a member…||View Profile|
|Camilla Lamont||Camilla is a senior junior who is ranked in tier 1 for…||View Profile|
|Richard Langham||Richard Langham specialises in town and country planning, highways law, environmental law…||View Profile|
|Jacqueline Lean||Jacqueline has the classic “Landmark USP” practice, encompassing all matters concerning the…||View Profile|
|Gwion Lewis||Gwion Lewis was called to the Bar in 2005 and specialises in…||View Profile|
|Christopher Lewsley||Christopher Lewsley’s practice is focused on non-domestic rating including rate recovery and…||View Profile|
|John Litton||John was called to the Bar in 1989 and was a member…||View Profile|
|David Lock||David Lock was called to the Bar in 1985 and made a…||View Profile|
|Brooke Lyne||Brooke is a property practitioner with a diverse range of experience in…||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 joined Landmark Chambers in November 2019 from 3 Hare Court, where…||View Profile|
|James Maurici||James Maurici was called to the Bar of England & Wales in…||View Profile|
|Alistair Mills||Alistair’s areas of practice are planning and environmental, and public law. He…||View Profile|
|Stephen Morgan||Stephen has always specialised in planning and related fields of law, having…||View Profile|
|Tom Morris||Tom is a specialist in property litigation and costs law. He has…||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|
|Richard Moules||Richard was called in 2005. He specialises in planning & compulsory purchase,…||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||David has a broad practice with a particular emphasis on real estate…||View Profile|
|Andrew Parkinson||Andrew was called to the Bar in 2010. His practice covers all…||View Profile|
|Carine Patry||Carine Patry was called to the Bar in 2000 and is a…||View Profile|
|Simon Pickles||Simon Pickles practices principally in three areas – planning, compulsory purchase &…||View Profile|
|Matthew Reed||Matthew was called in 1995 and practices in planning, environmental, local government…||View Profile|
|Heather Sargent||Heather practises primarily in planning and compulsory purchase, environmental and EU law.…||View Profile|
|Fiona Scolding||Fiona’s practice focusses upon public law challenges in a wide variety of…||View Profile|
|Miriam Seitler||Miriam practises in all areas of property litigation – landlord & tenant…||View Profile|
|Joel Semakula||Joel joined Chambers in 2020 and is developing a practice across all…||View Profile|
|Alex Shattock||Alex has a broad practice with a focus on public, planning and…||View Profile|
|Peter Sibley||Peter joined Chambers in October 2021 following completion of pupillage during which…||View Profile|
|Zack Simons||Zack is one of the most highly rated junior planning barristers in…||View Profile|
|David Smith||David Smith was awarded the Philip Teichman Scholarship by the Inner Temple…||View Profile|
|Julia Smyth||Julia joined Landmark Chambers in June 2019 following a successful practice at…||View Profile|
|Myriam Stacey||Myriam took silk in 2021 following a highly successful practice as a…||View Profile|
|Nicholas Taggart||Nic is principally a specialist in commercial property law. Over the years,…||View Profile|
|Reuben Taylor||Reuben Taylor KC specialises in all aspects of Planning, Environmental, Compulsory Purchase…||View Profile|
|Joe Thomas||Joe practices in public, planning, environmental and education law. He has appeared before the High Court, the…||View Profile|
|Katherine Traynor||Kate was called to the Bar in 2019 and became a tenant…||View Profile|
|Richard Turney||Richard was called to the Bar in 2007 and specialises in planning,…||View Profile|
|Yaaser Vanderman||Yaaser’s practice covers public law and human rights, planning and environmental law…||View Profile|
|Harriet Wakeman||Harriet has experience across a broad range of practice areas, with particular…||View Profile|
|Aaron Walder||Aaron was called to the Bar in 2002 and joined Landmark Chambers…||View Profile|
|Robert Walton||Robert Walton QC was called in 1999 and took silk in 2019.…||View Profile|
|Galina Ward KC||Galina specialises in public and administrative law, acting for a range of…||View Profile|
|Rupert Warren||Rupert Warren KC is a specialist in planning and related areas of…||View Profile|
|Toby Watkin KC||Toby is an established and experienced practitioner dealing with all areas of…||View Profile|
|Tom Weekes||Tom is a property litigation specialist. Before taking silk (in 2016), he…||View Profile|
|Stephen Whale||Stephen was called to the Bar by Gray’s Inn in 1999. He…||View Profile|
|Sasha White||Sasha White KC is a Planning specialist with particular expertise in planning…||View Profile|
|Jenny Wigley||Jenny’s practice is focused on planning and environmental law and non-domestic rating…||View Profile|
|Luke Wilcox||Luke Wilcox was called to the bar in 2013 (Middle Temple); he took…||View Profile|
|Guy Williams||Guy Williams was called to the Bar in 2000. He specialises in…||View Profile|
|Jonathan Wills||Jon was called to the Bar in 2006, and has been practising…||View Profile|
|Katrina Yates||Katrina has been recognised in the legal directories as a leading Property…||View Profile|
|Kimberley Ziya||Kim joined Chambers in 2019 following completion of pupillage during which she…||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.