Richard Turney > 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 to the Bar in 2007 and specialises in planning, environmental and public law. He has a broad court, inquiry and advisory practice and a wide client base, including major developers and landowners, central Government, local authorities, NGOs, and individuals. His experience as an advocate spans every level of court and tribunal – from the magistrates’ to the Supreme Court. He is a member of the Attorney General’s “A” Panel of Counsel.

He is consistently ranked as a top junior in planning and environmental law in the directories.

In 2019 and 2020, Planning Magazine ranked him as the top planning junior at the Bar, being described by one solicitor as “one of the best advocates of his generation”.

Richard is a Member of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators having obtained a qualification in International Arbitration.

Having previously taught public law as a tutor and lecturer Cambridge, SOAS and UCL, Richard now regularly gives lectures and training in all areas of his practice.

Prior to joining the Bar, Richard worked as a research assistant at the Law Commission during which time he worked on projects relating to the reform of the Housing Acts and the regulation of residential landlords, as well as monetary remedies in public law.

Richard is a member of the Planning and Environment Bar Association, the Administrative Law Bar Association, the National Infrastructure Planning Association and the United Kingdom Environmental Law Association.


Jesus College, Cambridge (2004 BA Law; 2008 MA; Foundation Scholar of Jesus College, Squire Scholar of the Faculty of Law); University College London (LLM Public Law (distinction); Bentham Scholar); BVC (outstanding; Bedingfield Scholar).

Lawyer Rankings

London Bar > Planning

(Leading Juniors)Ranked: Tier 3

Richard Turney  – Landmark Chambers  ‘Richard is truly exceptional. His analytical and technical skills are superb and he is a compelling advocate with a really incisive and persuasive style. He combines this with practical advice and willingness to help and support the wider project team.  Clients are always really impressed.’

London Bar > Environment

(Leading Juniors)Ranked: Tier 3

Richard TurneyLandmark Chambers ‘Truly exceptional, his analytical and technical skills are superb, and he is a compelling advocate with a really incisive and persuasive style.’