Richard Moules > Chambers of David Holland KC and Reuben Taylor KC > London, England > Lawyer Profile

Chambers of David Holland KC and Reuben Taylor KC
Landmark Chambers


Richard was called in 2005. He specialises in planning & compulsory purchase, environmental, and public law.

He undertakes work for private developers, central and local government, public bodies and interest groups. He is a member of the Attorney-General’s “A” panel of counsel.


Richard read law at Fitzwilliam College, Cambridge (BA 2001; LLM 2003 (First Class). He was awarded the Alexander LLM Scholarship and the Huston Putnam Lowry LLM prize.

Since 2003 Richard has been a supervisor in administrative law teaching students at a number of Cambridge colleges. Richard obtained the BVC (Outstanding) from the College of Law in 2004 and was awarded the Baron Van der Heyden De Lancey Prize by Middle Temple, and the 1 Essex Court Prize for Advocacy by the College of Law, 2004.

Lawyer Rankings

London Bar > Planning

(Leading Juniors)Ranked: Tier 1

Richard Moules  – Landmark Chambers  ‘Richard is an outstanding barrister who commands tremendous respect amongst those who have the pleasure to work alongside him. He displays an exceptional understanding of planning law enabling him to consistently provide high calibre advice. Richard is calm, approachable and responsive, clearly advising on key issues and risks.’

London Bar > Environment

(Leading Juniors)Ranked: Tier 1

Richard MoulesLandmark Chambers ‘He is very articulate, extremely user-friendly and very hardworking, and has a superb knowledge of the law.’

Probably the best set in this area in terms of breadth and depth’, Landmark Chambers has ‘a large range of top planning, public and environmental lawyers providing solid service’. Its members are ‘very good for environmental law with a lot of very able and experienced practitioners, and the set deserves its reputation as a top-tier chambers’. Members frequently act for government entities, regulators, industry, corporates, private individuals and groups on matters concerning air quality, access to environmental justice, waste, contaminated land, pollution, climate change, emissions trading, environmental permitting and regulation and a host of other issues. David Elvin KC is among the most prominent and experienced silks in this field of law, and James Maurici KC, who is currently handling a group litigation case concerning claims for a terrorist-caused oil spill in Colombia, is also a standout silk. Prominent junior Richard Moules successfully represented the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government in a case concerning the scope of environmental impact assessment of fossil fuel extraction projects.