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Chambers of David Holland KC and Reuben Taylor KC
Landmark Chambers


Robert Walton QC was called in 1999 and took silk in 2019. He has an extensive practice in all aspects of planning, public, environmental and compulsory purchase and compensation law. He undertakes work for private clients, central and local government, public bodies, private objectors and interest groups.

The latest edition of the Legal 500 ranks Robert in tier 1 for planning, describing him as, “Astute and highly commercial. Fantastic with clients. Able to distil highly complex legal issues into crystal clear strategic advice. Undoubtedly one of the very best in his field and a pleasure to instruct and work with”.


Robert’s planning work focuses on advising clients in preparation for, and appearing at public inquiries, hearings and in the higher courts. He also advises clients on all aspects of planning law, including policy formulation, development control and enforcement. 

Public Law

Robert has a wide ranging public law practice including all aspects of judicial review / statutory challenges, challenging and defending decisions of central and local government as well as other bodies whose decisions are amenable to challenge in the courts. 


Robert’s environmental work covers all aspects of environmental law, including regulatory and enforcement work. 

Compulsory Purchase and Compensation

Robert’s compulsory purchase work centres on advising and representing acquiring authorities in respect of the making and securing of compulsory purchase orders. He also advises and acts for objectors. Robert specialises in compensation work, both for compensating authorities and claimants. 


PEBA, Compulsory Purchase Association


Edinburgh University (MA (Hons) History and English Literature); scholar at BPP Law School before being called to the bar as a Wolfson Scholar by Lincoln’s Inn in 1999.

Lawyer Rankings

London Bar > Planning

(Leading Silks)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.’