Ben Fullbrook > Chambers of David Holland KC and Reuben Taylor KC > London, England > Lawyer Profile

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

Position

Ben practises in public, planning, environmental and property law.  He has appeared for clients in the Magistrates’ Court, County Court, High Court, Court of Appeal and the Immigration, Residential Property, SEN and Social Entitlement Tribunals.  He has also appeared at numerous planning inquiries and hearings.  Ben is regularly called upon to give advice and draft pleadings.  In September 2020, Ben was appointed to the Attorney General’s C Panel of Junior Counsel.  Ben’s recent clients have included individual claimants and defendants, developers, environmental groups, landlords, tenants, local authorities and government departments.  Ben accepts instructions on a direct access basis.

Some of Ben’s notable cases include:

  • Finney v Welsh Ministers [2020] 1 All ER 1034 (CA). A challenge to the interpretation of s.73 of the Town and Country Planning Act 1990 and one of the most significant planning judgments of 2019.  Ben successfully represented the Appellant as sole counsel.  Ben also successfully resisted an application for permission to appeal to the Supreme Court.
  • Dulgheriu v Ealing LBC [2020] 1 WLR 609. A challenge to an order by the local council excluding protestors from the vicinity of an abortion clinic.  Ben acts for the Claimant (led by Philip Havers QC).  The claim raises significant issues in relation to Articles 9, 10 and 11 ECHR.  The Claimant is now appealing to the European Court of Human Rights.
  • R (Langton) v SSEFRA [2019] 4 WLR 151 (CA).   A challenge to the Secretary of State’s policy on badger culling, raising important points about the Conservation of Species and Habitats Regulations (led by Richard Turney).

Prior to joining Landmark, Ben worked for five years as a civil service fast-streamer at the Ministry of Defence.  His work spanned various aspects of defence and security policy and included liaison with foreign governments, dealing with public law challenges and the application of international human rights law.  Ben was also involved with the government effort to plan for the 2012 London Olympics.

Education

  • BPP University, Bar Professional Training Course (Outstanding) (2016)
  • BPP University, Graduate Diploma in Law (Distinction) (2015)
  • University of Oxford (Hertford College), M.St in History (Distinction) (2010)
  • Durham University (St Aidan’s College), BA History (First Class) (2009)