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Chambers of David Holland KC and Reuben Taylor KC
Landmark Chambers


Scott Lyness specialises in all aspects of planning and environmental law. Scott took silk in 2020 being rated for many years as one of the leading junior members of the planning Bar.

Scott’s planning practice encompasses all aspects of planning both at inquiries and examinations and in the Higher Courts. He provides strategic and technical advice on the preparation of development proposals. He acts for a wide range of developers, planning authorities and interest groups at all stages of the planning process.

Further details of Scott’s recommendations and work across these practice areas can be found within the Expertise and Recommendations links.

He was called to the Bar of England and Wales in November 1996 and to the Bar of Northern Ireland in 2005. He is a member of the Planning and Environment Bar Association and the UK Environmental Law Association.


Planning and Environment Bar Association.


Friends’ School, Lisburn; Hull University (Law, Marvell Prizewinner 1995).

Lawyer Rankings

London Bar > Planning

(Leading Silks)Ranked: Tier 4

Scott Lyness KC – Landmark ChambersScott is responsive, considered and straight talking. He is competitive, thoughtful, and leads junior colleagues very effectively on complex cases.’