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

Position

Nick joined Chambers in 2019, following completion of a third six during which he was supervised by Myriam Stacey and Charles Banner QC. Prior to coming to Landmark, he completed pupillage in a leading commercial/construction set.

He has appeared in public inquiries, the First Tier Tribunal, County Court, Upper Tribunal, High Court, and is due to appear in the Court of Appeal later this year. He accepts instructions in cases concerning Planning and Compulsory Purchase law, Property law, Administrative, Public and Procurement Law, Environmental law, Commercial Dispute Resolution, and Costs. This broad spectrum of expertise allows him to effectively advise and act in multiple sectors including (but not limited to):

  • Infrastructure: he was part of the Government’s team in R (Plan B Earth) v Secretary of State for Transport [2020] EWCA Civ 214, is regularly instructed by the Department for Transport in relation to multiple planning, property and compulsory purchase matters arising from the HS2 project, and often advises and acts in telecoms matters;
  • Energy: he represented, unled, a rule 6 party at a three week planning inquiry into an Energy from Waste plant in Sussex, and has advised on matters arising under both planning and private law from the operation of an electricity generation plant;
  • Housing: he has acted in a planning inquiry concerning a 400-home development in Newmarket, has represented householders in a planning enforcement appeal, acts across the full spectrum of landlord and tenant disputes, and is regularly instructed in matters arising from the regulation of the private rental centre (including most recently representing the claimant in Hussain v Waltham Forest LBC [2019] UKUT 339 (LC) and securing a 75% reduction on a Rent Repayment Order made against a former professional footballer);
  • Commercial services: he advises on both commercial disputes between private parties (recent work includes an England/Switzerland services dispute and a US/UK sale of goods dispute) and the procurement of commercial services by public authorities (recent work includes advising on and drafting proceedings in a breach of contract and breach of Public Contracts Regulations dispute).

Prior to starting pupillage, Nick was Judicial Assistant to Lady Justice Arden (now Lady Arden) in the Court of Appeal, where he assisted on cases covering tax, public, EU, competition, planning, and data protection law. Before that, he taught Environmental Law at University College London during his BPTC. While studying for an LLM at Harvard Law School, he was a Senior Editor for the Harvard Business Law Review Online, clerked (equivalent to being a Judicial Assistant) for three judges in the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection, and represented prisoners before disciplinary tribunals.

He is currently an assistant editor of Garner’s Environmental Law and the Encyclopaedia of Housing Law and Practice, and contributed to the upcoming A practical guide to planning law and rights of way in National Parks, the Broads, and AONBS (Law Brief, 2020).

Nick is direct access qualified and regularly undertakes pro bono work through Advocate, the Environmental Law Foundation and the KCL Human Rights and Environment Clinic.

Education

  • University College London – LLB (First Class)
  • Harvard Law School – LLM
  • BPP University – BPTC

Lawyer Rankings

London Bar > Planning

(Rising stars)Ranked: Tier 1

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.’