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Landmark Chambers


Tim Buley KC specialises in all areas of public and regulatory law, human rights, and planning and environmental law. He is recognised as a leading silk across eight areas in Chambers UK Bar 2020 and the Legal 500 2020: Administrative and Public Law, Civil Liberties and Human Rights, Planning, EU Law, Environmental Law, Local Government, Immigration and Community Care. Immediately prior to his appointment to silk in 2019, Tim was the only junior named in Band 1 in both directories in Public Law (“probably the leading junior at the Administrative Law Bar”) and was top ranked in five practice areas. He was nominated as Chamber’s Public and Human Rights Junior of the Year in 2017.

Tim is a Special Advocate and a member of both the Welsh Government and Equality and Human Rights Commission QC Panels. Prior to appointment to silk, he spent 6 years as a member of the Attorney-General’s A-panel of Junior Counsel and the Welsh Government A-Panel, in which capacity he represented the government in many high-profile cases. Tim has experience as an advocate at every level of the domestic court system including the Supreme Court, as well as in the Court of Justice of the European Union. A list of Tim’s reported cases, which include 10 Supreme Court cases and over 60 Court of Appeal cases, can be accessed via the Cases section.

Tim’s practice covers the full range of public law work, from commercial and regulatory matters, through constitutional and EU law, planning and the environment, local government and healthcare, to civil liberties and human rights, immigration, and social welfare. He is equally experienced acting for and against public bodies, and for commercial interests and individuals.

The breadth of Tim’s practice is demonstrated by his clients, who include commercial organisations and developers, regulators, individuals, NGOs and pressure groups, most central government departments, many local authorities, and a wide range of independent and non-departmental public bodies. He has a strong commitment to legal aid and pro bono work and in 2009 was named as one of the Attorney-General’s Pro Bono Heroes for “outstanding commitment to pro bono work”.


Tim is on ALBA’s Executive Committee and is a member of PEBA, ILPA, the HRLA, Liberty, JUSTICE, the Environmental Law Foundation and the Bar Pro Bono Unit.


Tim was a scholar of Lincoln College, Oxford, where he read Philosophy, Politics and Economics.

He studied law at City University, London, and subsequently undertook an LL.M in Public Law at King’s College, London, achieving distinctions in public law and jurisprudence.

Lawyer Rankings

London Bar > Immigration (including business immigration)

(Leading Silks)Ranked: Tier 2

Tim Buley KCLandmark Chambers

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.

London Bar > Planning

(Leading Silks)Ranked: Tier 4

Tim Buley KC –Landmark Chambers

London Bar > Local government (including rating law)

(Leading Silks)Ranked: Tier 3

Tim Buley KCLandmark ChambersA great advocate, strategic, very clever with good client manner.

London Bar > Administrative law and human rights

(Leading Silks)Ranked: Tier 4

Tim Buley KCLandmark Chambers

London Bar > European Union law

(Leading Silks)Ranked: Tier 3

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.

London Bar > Environment

(Leading Silks)Ranked: Tier 4

Tim Buley KCLandmark Chambers ‘He has considerable experience in judicial review and public law and is able to quickly digest and understand novel legal points.’