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Chambers of Paul Brown QC and Reuben Taylor QC
Landmark Chambers
180 FLEET STREET
LONDON
EC4A 2HG
England

Energy

2019 Silks

Charles Banner QC - Landmark ChambersHe gives incisive, practical and commercial advice and he is great at brain-storming ideas.

Public procurement

2019 Silks

Charles Banner QC - Landmark ChambersInsightful, strategic, very bright and extremely easy to work with.

European Union law

Leading Silks

Richard Drabble QC - Landmark ChambersPrecise and insightful on his feet.
Ranked: Tier 3

2019 Silks

Tim Buley QC - Landmark ChambersSimply the best. Particularly good at analysing how different aspects of the law fit together, (and unafraid to point out when they do not. Tremendously quick to assess and advise. Uncanny ability to locate the key issues in complex cases. The judges pay real attention to him.

2020 Silks

David Blundell QC - Landmark ChambersHis advocacy is accurate, well-researched and insightful.

Court of Protection and community care

Leading Silks

David Lock QC - Landmark ChambersHas the ability to disseminate complex legislation, case law and legal concepts into simple, understandable and manageable advice.
Ranked: Tier 1
Fiona Scolding QC - Landmark ChambersShe is technical, strategic, honest, practical, enthusiastic and a real joy to work with.
Ranked: Tier 3

2020 Silks

David Blundell QC - Landmark ChambersBrilliantly clever, kind, thoughtful, respected by judges and opponents, fair and a phenomenal advocate.

Environment Tier 1

Landmark Chambers has 'great breadth and depth of experience in planning and environmental law'. One client remarks that it is 'rightly one of the top public law sets in the UK, the strength of counsel across the board is impressive and it never fails to deliver a high-quality service'. Members frequently act for government and industry bodies, regulators, corporate clients and private individuals and groups in matters concerning issues as diverse as air quality, access to environmental justice, waste, contaminated land, pollution, climate change, habitats and species protection, nuisance and village greens. David Elvin QC acted for the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government in high-profile cases concerning air quality. New silk Tim Buley QC is one to watch. 'The clerks are brilliant to deal with', remarks one client, adding that 'they always have an option should the first choice not be available'.

Leading Silks

David Elvin QC - Landmark ChambersA leading silk with wide knowledge of the law, as well as terrific brain power and breadth of expertise.
Ranked: Tier 1
James Maurici QC - Landmark ChambersHe is an absolute star, the leading silk on the defence side and he cannot be faulted for his ability and his strategic advice.
Ranked: Tier 1
David Forsdick QC - Landmark ChambersHe is a powerful and persuasive advocate who is very imaginative and has a real focus on the detail.
Ranked: Tier 2
Richard Drabble QC - Landmark ChambersOne of the most highly regarded silks at the public law Bar, he applies serious public law intellect to environmental issues.
Ranked: Tier 3
Tim Mould QC - Landmark ChambersHe is a leader in the promotion of infrastructure projects and a persuasive, trusted, patient and user-friendly advocate.
Ranked: Tier 3
Timothy Corner QC - Landmark ChambersHe brings a light touch that works well in very public examination hearings, with a balance between legalistic and pragmatic.
Ranked: Tier 4
Dan Kolinsky QC - Landmark ChambersA very able advocate who is able to see the wood from the trees and has a very effective, fair-minded and pleasing style.
Ranked: Tier 4
Rhodri Price Lewis QC - Landmark ChambersA planning specialist who handles everything from village green cases to major infrastructure projects.
Ranked: Tier 4

2019 Silks

Tim Buley QC - Landmark ChambersA very sensible advocate who is really making a name for himself – he sees the key points and is not distracted by the bad ones.

Leading Juniors

Richard Moules - Landmark ChambersHe has a superb ability to digest a huge amount of information and turn those facts into a coherent and comprehensive legal position.
Ranked: Tier 1
Sasha Blackmore - Landmark ChambersAttentive, thorough and knowledgeable, she can distil huge volumes of data into succinct, cogent and persuasive arguments.
Ranked: Tier 3
Gwion Lewis - Landmark ChambersClients are very impressed with his work and he has given useful advice on wildlife protection issues.
Ranked: Tier 3
Heather Sargent - Landmark ChambersShe is a first-rate environmental lawyer who shows meticulous attention to detail and gets to the heart of complex issues quickly.
Ranked: Tier 3

Local government (including rating law) Tier 1

In addition to a number of matters concerning the powers of local authorities (often crossing over with chambers planning expertise), Landmark Chambers is active in many of the leading cases surrounding rating law. Numerous members of chambers were involved in the Cardtronics v Sykes Supreme Court case concerning the treatment of cash points in shops: Dan Kolinsky QC and Luke Wilcox who represented the ratepayer, Timothy Mould QC and Guy Williams who appeared for Tesco and the Co-operative Group, and Richard Drabble QC for Sainsbury's were pitted against Tim Morshead QC and Galina Ward for HMRC. In addition, David Forsdick QC represented the owner of a building occupied by property guardians pending demolition, which was found to be liable for domestic council tax, not business rates, in Ludgate House v Ricketts and Southwark LBC; unled, Williams represented HMRC in an upper tribunal case concerning the Home Office building on Marsham Street.

Rising stars

Luke Wilcox - Landmark ChambersHis knowledge of rating is absolutely first class, and he is adept at distilling this complex area of law into a client-friendly format. He is approachable, user friendly and always a pleasure to work with. Highly recommended.
Ranked: Tier 1

Leading Silks

Dan Kolinsky QC - Landmark ChambersAn excellent understanding of rating law, coupled with an approachable manner in consultation. Clients like this combination. Well organised and well presented advocacy at all levels from the Valuation Tribunal to the Supreme Court.
Ranked: Tier 1
David Forsdick QC - Landmark ChambersHe offers clear, strategic and commercially minded advice and clients appreciate his straightforward approach when giving his opinion on matters. David has shown a remarkable ability to hone in on the key details of a case and he leaves you with the impression that you are in safe hands with him.
Ranked: Tier 2
Tim Morshead QC - Landmark ChambersHe is excellent.
Ranked: Tier 2
Tim Mould QC - Landmark ChambersTim has best in class knowledge, skills and experience in rating. He has seen both sides of the fence having been counsel to HMRC and now a successful ratepayer practice. He brings to the table calm, unflustered skilful analysis. He commands the attention of the courts at every level from Valuation Tribunal to Supreme Court. That is a great gift to possess.
Ranked: Tier 2
Tim Buley QC - Landmark Chambers He is clearly one of the most talented public lawyers of his generation of rising silks. He is a very able advocate, both in writing and orally in court.
Ranked: Tier 3
Richard Drabble QC - Landmark ChambersAmazing for public law issues.
Ranked: Tier 3
Stephen Knafler QC - Landmark ChambersAn exceptional silk.
Ranked: Tier 3

2020 Silks

David Blundell QC - Landmark Chambers Deep knowledge of the law couple with a forensic mind.

Leading Juniors

Guy Williams - Landmark ChambersGuy is a model advocate whose thoughtful and conscientious preparation and carefully modulated courtroom approach is both deeply persuasive to courts and tribunals and reassuring to clients. He is unflappable, diligent and incisive in his oral advocacy. His written work is orderly and clear in substance and style. He is a most courteous and engaging man, whom clients and courts are able to trust without qualification.
Ranked: Tier 1
Jacqueline Lean - Landmark ChambersShe is confident, approachable and provides great assistance.
Ranked: Tier 2
Galina Ward - Landmark ChambersShe is particularly skilled at writing succinctly and making complex issues seem simple.
Ranked: Tier 3

Planning Tier 1

'Unbeatable in their field', Landmark Chambers 'given its size has the highest concentration of top practitioners in the planning field, with broad experience across the planning piece'. The set has 'extraordinary strength in depth', from in-demand silks through to junior-juniors who appear in major matters. Members have been instructed in two recent Supreme Court cases: Dan Kolinsky QC and Hannah Gibbs represented the local authority in R (Samuel Smith Old Brewery) v North Yorkshire County Council concerning quarrying in the "green belt", and in LB Lambeth v Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government (factually concerning if a branch of Homebase was banned from selling food); Kolinsky QC and Sasha Blackmore represented the Secretary of State, Matthew Reed QC represented Lambeth, and Christopher Lockhart-Mummery QC and Yaaser Vanderman represented the freehold owner of the site. Inquiry highlights include proposed diversion of the A303 around Stonehenge, in which Reuben Taylor QC and Richard Turney represented Highways England, while Paul Brown QC and Richard Moules represented Wiltshire County Council. In the enforcement space, Taylor QC also successfully represented the owners of a RIBA National Award-winning building, the demolition of which was demanded by Islington Council, which was represented by Kolinsky QC.

Rising stars

Matthew Fraser - Landmark ChambersAn up-and-coming junior who is regarded by the senior QCs in Chambers as a trusted junior. Personable and responsive.
Ranked: Tier 1

Leading Silks

Neil Cameron QC - Landmark ChambersNeil is very thorough, analytical, and does not leave a stone unturned. He is always very well prepared, and prepares detailed agenda notes in advance of conferences so one can properly think through the issues. He is also a very effective advocate in planning inquiries, and his cross-examination is particularly strong.
Ranked: Tier 1
David Elvin QC - Landmark ChambersTerrific brain power and breadth of expertise - but always willing to hear your point of view and adapt his thinking to take on board your arguments. Always responsive and charming to deal with. Very client friendly.
Ranked: Tier 1
Russell Harris QC - Landmark ChambersRussell is the go-to barrister for central London schemes. He is a great team player and won the confidence of the client straight away. He is very user friendly which is great for an instructing solicitor! His closing submissions at the inquiry were very impressive. He commands presence and respect across the inquiry floor.
Ranked: Tier 1
Christopher Katkowski QC - Landmark ChambersAt planning inquiry, his reputation creates a sense of mystique and makes everyone else in the room perform to a higher level, including the inspector. There’s no snoozing when Chris is in the room or indeed when he is going to be in the room.
Ranked: Tier 1
Christopher Lockhart-Mummery QC - Landmark ChambersHe quickly identifies the key issues in a dispute and brings a laser-like focus to them, not allowing himself or the team to be distracted by points that are not critical to winning the case. It is this that sets him apart from many members of the planning bar.
Ranked: Tier 1
Tim Mould QC - Landmark ChambersHis skilful advocacy style is attractive and persuasive.
Ranked: Tier 1
Paul Brown QC - Landmark ChambersAn exceptional experienced team leader and advocate (in both Court and at Inquiry). Provides excellent strategic and technical advice and is very comfortable dealing with commercial and private clients as well as marshalling a large team of professionals. Proactive, responsive and approachable.
Ranked: Tier 2
Timothy Corner QC - Landmark ChambersTim is a fantastic advocate and helps to guide difficult cases and get the best out of teams. His experience allows him to prepare for the worst and deliver to the best strength of the case.
Ranked: Tier 2
Neil King QC - Landmark ChambersVery personable with a good sense of humour, inclusive, makes himself available, adept at dealing with large client/project teams, gives a clear direction of travel at the outset.
Ranked: Tier 2
Dan Kolinsky QC - Landmark ChambersDan has a formidable intellect and ability to the heart of the matter. He is hugely dynamic in his case work and in reaching out to clients. He is irresistible in oral advocacy, because he combines superb presentational skills with the structural integrity and logic of his argument.
Ranked: Tier 2
James Maurici QC - Landmark ChambersHe offers well prepared, strategic advice. He is also client friendly and approachable.
Ranked: Tier 2
Rupert Warren QC - Landmark ChambersHe’s brilliant, very switched on and approachable. A QC of choice. Very commercially astute and practical in his advice.
Ranked: Tier 2
Sasha White QC - Landmark ChambersStrong advocate, highly liked by clients and very effective in cross examination. Delight to work with.
Ranked: Tier 2
Christopher Boyle QC - Landmark ChambersChristopher has superb attention to detail and also has a good strategic and commercial brain. He is always a pleasure to work with.
Ranked: Tier 3
David Forsdick QC - Landmark ChambersDavid is an extremely impressive operator. He has a commercial and pragmatic approach to his cases and is constantly looking for solutions to the issues involved. He is extremely accessible, proactive and responsive. His advocacy reflects a well organised and clear thinking approach and he adapts his approach to the circumstances of the case.
Ranked: Tier 3
John Litton QC - Landmark ChambersHe is excellent and provide clear and practical strategic advice.
Ranked: Tier 3
Matthew Reed QC - Landmark ChambersMatthew is extremely bright and able to absorb large volumes of complex information at pace. His forensic approach to cross-examination is also highly effective. A further strength of Matthew's is his personable style, which means he is able to engage well with a wide range of audiences including clients and Planning Inspectors.
Ranked: Tier 3
Reuben Taylor QC - Landmark ChambersAs a silk, he is absolutely top of the tree.
Ranked: Tier 3
Graeme Keen QC - Landmark ChambersVery personable. Meticulous preparation. Excellent management of the appeal team to bring out the best in each. Excellent results.
Ranked: Tier 4
Rhodri Price Lewis QC - Landmark ChambersHe is a great strategist who cuts through to the key issues and ensures the team focus on the central objective and how they get there.
Ranked: Tier 4

2019 Silks

Tim Buley QC - Landmark ChambersHis particular strengths are that he is a very experienced High Court advocate – he is able to read the judges very well and give them clearly and persuasively just what they need to find in favour of his clients – and that he is very knowledgeable on public law issues generally..
Robert Walton QC - Landmark ChambersAstute and highlight commercial. Fantastic with clients. Able to distill 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.

2020 Silks

David Blundell QC - Landmark ChambersA great mind and well across complex briefs, a real team player.
Scott Lyness QC - Landmark ChambersA highly recommended planning practitioner.

Leading Juniors

Stephen Morgan - Landmark ChambersStephen has built up a very thorough understanding of the complexities of statistical arguments relating to housing land supply; retail impact assessments and economic need without losing sight of the bigger picture of how those arguments can be used as part of an overall case.
Ranked: Tier 1
Richard Moules - Landmark ChambersRichard is very calm and considered and an effective advocate. He slots in well to the wider team and is extremely diligent.
Ranked: Tier 1
Stephen Whale - Landmark ChambersStephen has always provided high quality and practical advice which deals with the clients requirements and provides them with a good understanding as to the best way forward.
Ranked: Tier 2
Guy Williams - Landmark ChambersFlexible to work with and quick to respond. Helpful. Grasped both legal and technical/factual issues quickly. Provided well reasoned and concise documentation.
Ranked: Tier 2
Gwion Lewis - Landmark ChambersA very impressive junior counsel.
Ranked: Tier 2
Sasha Blackmore - Landmark ChambersShe fights her client's corner tenaciously and has a strong sense of justice and social responsibility. She is very thorough in her preparation and is a good choice for public bodies in environment cases. Her written work is meticulously researched.
Ranked: Tier 3
Andrew Byass - Landmark ChambersHe is trusted by the best QCs to assist them with Inquiry and High Court work. Andrew is pro-active and innovative when trying to find solutions for clients. He is calm under pressure and always delivers.
Ranked: Tier 3
Jacqueline Lean - Landmark ChambersJacqueline is very approachable and easy to discuss matters with. Her advice was very clear. At court, she put the client's case across in a measured and confident manner.
Ranked: Tier 3
Katherine Olley - Landmark ChambersShe is a talented junior, dedicated and hardworking, and capable of approaching cases in different ways.
Ranked: Tier 3
Andrew Parkinson - Landmark ChambersAble to think well on his feet in a hearing or an Inquiry. Particularly impressive with an inexperienced Judge in the Planning Court on a Judicial Review hearing. User friendly with the client and able to skilfully deal with the twists and turns of each case.
Ranked: Tier 3
Heather Sargent - Landmark ChambersThis barrister is very bright, is always impeccably prepared for conferences, gives clear and well structured advice and importantly for clients and solicitors is down to earth and very easy to deal with. This barrister garners the confidence of the client and in my view has a very strong future ahead of them.
Ranked: Tier 3
Zack Simons - Landmark ChambersHe maps out the case very well in the first conference, which gives the client confidence he has understood the brief.
Ranked: Tier 3
Richard Turney - Landmark Chambers I value Richard particularly for his procedural knowledge and his tactical acumen in planning-related litigation. He writes well, is very accessible, and is a good team player. With his skill set he is surely not long for the junior ranks.
Ranked: Tier 3
Leon Glenister - Landmark ChambersLeon is excellent: he is clear and concise in writing and orally, and well-liked by clients for his calm and professional demeanour and good humour. He ‘punches above his weight’, holding his own with much more senior counsel. He works well with expert witnesses and is good in cross-examination.
Ranked: Tier 4
Alex Goodman - Landmark ChambersA standout junior. Our first choice on a number of judicial review matters because of his ability to find winning points that were not always obvious.
Ranked: Tier 4
Alistair Mills - Landmark ChambersAlistair is a highly skilled advocate, he is very thorough with both submissions and advice, is very responsive to queries and is able to quickly digest complicated issues and pull out key points.
Ranked: Tier 4
Yaaser Vanderman - Landmark ChambersVery good communication skills and grasps complex legal points. He is well prepared and good on detail.
Ranked: Tier 4
Jonathan Wills - Landmark ChambersHe is forensic, attentive, and careful. Clients trust his judgement.
Ranked: Tier 4

Immigration (including business immigration) Tier 2

Landmark Chambers has 'a delightful selection of extremely experienced counsel, all of whom possess spectacular levels of aptitude and knowledge, and fantastic presentation styles.' Members of the set work for both individuals and the government, and have significant expertise in human rights and refugee law, EU free movement law, immigration detention and private client matters. Key cases included Hafeez v SSHD, in which Richard Drabble QC acted for the appellant and David Blundell QC and Julia Smyth for the government.

Leading Silks

Richard Drabble QC - Landmark ChambersOne of the most highly regarded silks at the public law Bar.
Ranked: Tier 1
Samantha Broadfoot QC - Landmark ChambersSharp, focused and intelligent, she is a very impressive advocate and knows how to fight her client's corner.
Ranked: Tier 2

2019 Silks

Tim Buley QC - Landmark ChambersTremendously quick to assess and advise, with an uncanny ability to locate the key issues in complex cases.

2020 Silks

David Blundell - Landmark ChambersExcellent, top quality. He is willing to take on difficult points for the government.

Leading Juniors

Graham Denholm - Landmark ChambersHis knowledge of immigration law generally and unlawful detention specifically is fantastic.
Ranked: Tier 2
Galina Ward - Landmark ChambersHer drafting is second to none - she is able to distil document heavy cases and complex legal arguments to the salient points with ease and flair.
Ranked: Tier 2
Declan O'Callaghan - Landmark ChambersAn exceptional advocate with a spectrum of knowledge that he brings to individual cases.
Ranked: Tier 3
Julia Smyth - Landmark ChambersJulia has proven herself to be immensely capable, very thorough, responsive and impresses with a detailed knowledge of the law on EU free movement.
Ranked: Tier 3
Alex Goodman - Landmark ChambersAlex is a stand-out junior whose work has been astoundingly good, of silk quality.
Ranked: Tier 4
Christopher Jacobs - Landmark ChambersHe is a very able and conscientious advocate.
Ranked: Tier 4
Gwion Lewis - Landmark ChambersHe always provides comprehensive and detailed written advice and is very personable and easy to work with.
Ranked: Tier 4

Costs

Leading Juniors

Rupert Cohen - Landmark ChambersThe next superstar junior of the costs Bar. He’s an absolute first-class costs lawyer with a phenomenal knowledge on the subject matter.
Ranked: Tier 2

Education

Leading Silks

Fiona Scolding QC - Landmark ChambersShe is unmatched in her understanding of and ability to argue about any matter relating to children and education. Her advice is always clear, well supported and provides the client with a practical way forward.
Ranked: Tier 2

Leading Juniors

Galina Ward - Landmark ChambersGives very practical advice and has a quick turnaround.
Ranked: Tier 4
Leon Glenister - Landmark ChambersThinks dynamically and practically about cases, and is very much a safe pair of hands.
Ranked: Tier 5

Property litigation Tier 2

Landmark Chambers is ‘definitely a leader in the property litigation field’, providing ‘strength in depth at all levels from leading silks down to up-and-coming juniors’. Able to ‘handle all forms of disputes’, the set’s core expertise encompasses traditional land law matters, commercial landlord and tenant disputes, property-related contractual disputes and professional negligence claims pertaining to real estate. Individual members have also carved out market-leading reputations in more specialised areas of property law including party walls, rights of light and the Telecommunications Code. In a recent highlight, Katharine Holland QC was instructed alongside Yaaser Vanderman and Galina Ward in the matter of Vauxhall Motors v Manchester Ship Canal Company Limited, an appeal to the Supreme Court which considers whether forfeiture relief can be granted in respect of a contractual license. Also significant was the precedent-setting case of Brar v Thirunavukkrasu in which Aaron Walder successfully argued to the Court of Appeal that the exercise of CRAR amounts to a waiver of the right to forfeit for non-payment of rent.

Rising stars

Luke Wilcox - Landmark ChambersA fantastic junior. Definitely one to watch. A pleasure to work with.
Ranked: Tier 1

Leading Silks

David Holland QC - Landmark ChambersClients particularly enjoy the clarity with which he advises in conference; he is tenacious when on his feet.
Ranked: Tier 1
Zia Bhaloo QC - Landmark ChambersShe is a confident, excellent advocate and runs a team of juniors very well.
Ranked: Tier 2
Timothy Morshead QC - Landmark ChambersTop of the tree for complex legal issues and interlocking arguments.
Ranked: Tier 2
Katharine Holland QC - Landmark ChambersA pre-eminent expert in her field; she is an excellent litigation team leader and a forceful advocate.
Ranked: Tier 3
Dan Kolinsky QC - Landmark ChambersHe has a first-class brain and an encyclopaedic knowledge of the law in the area.
Ranked: Tier 3
John Male QC - Landmark ChambersAn excellent barrister in this field
Ranked: Tier 4
Tom Weekes QC - Landmark ChambersHis pleadings are always incredibly well structured and forceful.
Ranked: Tier 4

Leading Juniors

Myriam Stacey - Landmark ChambersExcellent on technical claims affecting development contracts.
Ranked: Tier 1
Nicholas Taggart - Landmark ChambersHe has a wealth of experience and an encyclopaedic knowledge of property law that makes him a leading practitioner.
Ranked: Tier 1
Justin Bates - Landmark ChambersHe a walking encyclopedia on residential landlord and tenant law.
Ranked: Tier 2
Camilla Lamont - Landmark ChambersShe is robust, clever and sees all the angles.
Ranked: Tier 2

Simon Allison - Landmark Chambers 'One of the best barristers in the property field with unparalleled expertise on cladding and fire safety at both residential and commercial premises. He has a superb ability to understand the clients' business so that he is able to sensibly get a feel for both the issues and the commercial objectives.'

Ranked: Tier 3
Thomas Jefferies - Landmark ChambersHe is very approachable and responsive with a particular strength in development value for leasehold enfranchisement.
Ranked: Tier 3
Galina Ward - Landmark ChambersVery approachable, knowledgeable, and taking a pragmatic approach
Ranked: Tier 3
Toby Watkin - Landmark ChambersHighly forensic and commercial in his approach with tenacious cross examination of difficult witnesses.
Ranked: Tier 3
Katrina Yates - Landmark ChambersShe is a superbrain, really fights clients corners and is great fun to work with.
Ranked: Tier 3
Aaron Walder - Landmark ChambersHe is a fantastic advocate, forensic in cross examination, clear and reassuring in submissions.
Ranked: Tier 4
David Nicholls - Landmark ChambersHe couples a commercial pragmatism with forensic levels of preparation.
Ranked: Tier 5
Yaaser Vanderman - Landmark ChambersParticularly recommended for trespass matters.
Ranked: Tier 5
Jonathan Wills - Landmark ChambersHe is prepared to highlight strengths and weaknesses in any given case, and to provide a realistic view on prospects
Ranked: Tier 5

Administrative and public law (including elections) Tier 3

Landmark Chambers has 'good depth of judicial review knowledge across a range of areas', and while not exclusively on the government side is popular for a range of work for different public bodies. The set is known for its 'NHS experts', with members regularly acting for NHS bodies on public law matters: David Lock QC (who brings unusual experience to the table as a former government minister) and 2020 silk appointment David Blundell QC continue to represent 12 clinical commissioning groups in  R (Bayer) v Darlington CCG, a dispute with two pharmaceutical companies over the prescription of Avastin. In Antoniadis v Administrator of the Sovereign Base Areas of Akrotiri and Dhekelia, Samantha Broadfoot QC represented the defendant body in a challenge to the British Overseas Territory's imposition of pay cuts on public sector workers. In election law, Tim Buley QC represented the claimant in R (Andrews) v Minister for the Cabinet Office, and a follow-on claim concerning the government's failure to bring in arrangements for blind voters to cast ballots in the December 2019 general election.

Leading Silks

Richard Drabble QC - Landmark ChambersA pleasure to work with, and precise and insightful on his feet.
Ranked: Tier 1
David Lock QC - Landmark ChambersOne of a handful of true NHS experts. Powerhouse in this area. True public law specialist. Real problem solver.
Ranked: Tier 2
Samantha Broadfoot QC - Landmark ChambersShe has an almost regal manner about her, she is full of grace and charm, but doesn’t shy away from making her points boldly. The Judges love her and she definitely commands the courtroom.
Ranked: Tier 3

2019 Silks

Charles Banner QC - Keating ChambersAbility to assimilate a great deal of material very quickly, ability to cut to the important and determinative issues quickly and formulate case strategy. Good bedside manner with clients.
Tim Buley QC - Landmark ChambersSimply the best. Breathtakingly quick to assess and advise. Uncanny perception of the key issues within complex matters. The judges listen with real attention when he speaks.

2020 Silks

David Blundell QC - Landmark ChambersDeep knowledge of the law. Forensic mind. Very polite and collegiate.

Leading Juniors

Galina Ward - Landmark ChambersAlways so thorough and so well prepared. Clear, practical advice. Written work is top quality. The lay client always knows that they are in good hands.
Ranked: Tier 2
Gwion Lewis - Landmark ChambersPragmatic, approachable, and quick to grasp the issues.
Ranked: Tier 3
Julia Smyth - Landmark ChambersJulia impresses with a strong work ethic, very good knowledge of the law, and her commitment to the case.
Ranked: Tier 3
Sasha Blackmore - Landmark ChambersIncredibly client focused, accessible and extremely personable whilst diligent and forensic in detail.
Ranked: Tier 3
Leon Glenister - Landmark ChambersVery bright, amiable, approachable. Feel very comfortable discussing cases with him. Very clever and able to review lots of papers very quickly when needed on particularly urgent cases whilst getting a good grasp of the issues.
Ranked: Tier 4
Yaaser Vanderman - Landmark ChambersVery bright, already an accomplished advocate, and his drafting is excellent. It is early in his career but he is clearly going places.
Ranked: Tier 4

Civil liberties and human rights (including actions against the police) Tier 3

Landmark Chambers has 'real strength in depth in civil liberties and human rights, and possess a fantastic selection of junior counsel'. Members have a wide practice spinning across social care, public law, and immigration detention. Richard Drabble QC acted in KV (Sri Lanka) v SSHD for the claimant which considered the assessment of medical evidence in asylum claims pertaining to alleged torture. Community care specialist Fiona Scolding QC continues to lead the Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse and is leading three strands of its investigation including boarding schools and the Anglican Church. In recent news, David Blundell QC took silk in early 2020.

Leading Silks

Richard Drabble QC - Landmark Chambers 'One of the most highly regarded silks.'

Ranked: Tier 4
James Maurici QC - Landmark ChambersAble to master the most complex briefs and to give top-level advice.
Ranked: Tier 4
Fiona Scolding QC - Landmark ChambersExceptionally good at digging in to an area and getting completely on top of the material so that she is to be able to answer any argument and respond to any issue.
Ranked: Tier 4

2019 Silks

Tim Buley QC - Landmark ChambersUncanny ability to locate the key issues in complex cases. Simply the best.

2020 Silks

David Blundell QC - Landmark ChambersA new silk who definitely should’ve been made a silk some years earlier. He is willing to take on difficult points for the government.

Leading Juniors

Graham Denholm - Landmark ChambersHe combines encyclopaedic knowledge of immigration detention powers and policies with sound public law analysis.
Ranked: Tier 3

Social housing Tier 3

Landmark Chambers' members have a strong track record appearing in many of the seminal cases shaping the social housing landscape. It is widely seen as a strong choice in high-profile and complex matters, as is evidenced by its work for individuals, local authorities and housing associations, among others. Practitioners are called upon to advise on matters involving an interplay between housing and related areas, such as planning, mental health and capacity, public law, human rights and equality. In one notable matter, Justin Bates represented the Equality and Human Rights Commission at the Court of Appeal in Adesotu v LB Lewisham, where it was held that a homeless person cannot raise alleged breaches of the Equality Act 2010 in a homelessness appeal before a county court judge.

Leading Silks

Richard Drabble QC - Landmark ChambersHe has appeared in a number of leading cases, including those concerning the bedroom tax and duties imposed on local authorities when determining the suitability of accommodation.
Ranked: Tier 3

Leading Juniors

Justin Bates - Landmark ChambersJustin is a QC in the making. The move to Landmark is great for him and he continues to be leagues ahead of his contemporaries. Clever, easy to deal with and gives confident advice. He is realistic - a really good blend.
Ranked: Tier 1

IT and telecoms

IT and telecoms (excluding regulatory) - Leading Juniors

Jonathan Wills - Landmark ChambersHe is calm, succinct and knowledgeable. His written work is of the highest standard and generally hits the nail on the head in a concise and easy to understand fashion.
Ranked: Tier 4

 

Landmark Chambers’ 95 barristers offer advice and advocacy across the spectrum of planning, property, public, commercial and environmental law. Its work includes rating and valuation, infrastructure and compulsory purchase, regulation, leasehold enfranchisement, mediation and arbitration in the UK, Europe and internationally.

The set: Landmark’s barristers work on significant cases, inquiries, injunctions and infrastructure projects. They have helped clients in recent years to develop the Shard of Glass, pass the Parliamentary Bills on Crossrail, challenge the third runway at Heathrow and advised on a major land reclamation scheme in Hong Kong.

A number of barristers sit as deputy High Court judges, recorders and act as arbitrators, experts and mediators. Its barristers have significant experience of litigation in the Supreme Court, Court of Appeal, High Court, the European Court of Justice, the European General Court, the European Court of Human Rights, the UN Aarhus Compliance Committee, the Northern Ireland courts and the courts of a number of other jurisdictions, including Hong Kong.

Types of work undertaken: Planning: Landmark remains at the forefront of UK planning with members advising on high-profile national and international issues regarding the built environment. Climate change, nuclear power, new coal-fired power stations with carbon capture storage, wind farms and other renewable energy schemes, airport expansion, iconic bridges and buildings, rail and road infrastructure, retail and leisure, housing and mixed-use schemes are dealt with on a daily basis.

Property: Landmark offers particular expertise in commercial and residential landlord and tenant, leasehold enfranchisement, boundary disputes, easements, restrictive covenants, mortgages, land registration, adverse possession and proprietary estoppel. The property team continues to be the first choice for solicitors instructed by clients wishing to injunct or remove squatters and protestors.

Public: Landmark’s barristers appear frequently in applications for judicial review and before a range of statutory tribunals and inquiries, as well as appeals, in the UK and beyond. Members cover the full range of public law cases including education, local government, social security, human rights, immigration, mental health, housing, prisons, and planning and environmental.

Environmental: Landmark’s barristers are experts in the environmental aspects of town and country planning and, with their strength in public law, they are the natural choice for environmental challenges in the higher courts. Its property barristers complete the package, with experience at all levels of advising on environmental issues in this area.

Rating and valuation: members have undertaken a wide range of valuation work. They apply that experience and expertise over a wide range of areas, including compensation by public authorities, rating valuations, rent reviews, tax valuations, leasehold enfranchisement and council tax valuations. Members have taken part in leading cases in the UK and overseas covering a diverse range of properties and businesses.

Leasehold enfranchisement: members offer genuinely specialist advice to solicitors, valuers and clients, helping at every stage, including advice, drafting, help with expert reports, and appearing in courts and tribunals. Barristers frequently advise on related professional negligence claims. Much of chambers’ work concerns property in prime Central London where values are highest. Members regularly act for both landlords, including London Estates, and for lessees.

Europe and international: Landmark’s international work includes acting for both private litigants and government bodies, and spans all of its practice areas. Members have appeared regularly before the European Court of First Instance, European Court of Justice, European Court of Human Rights and the UNECE Aarhus Convention Compliance Committee for private parties and the UK government. Members have worked in a number of international jurisdictions including Hong Kong, Malaysia, Philippines, British Virgin Islands, Trinidad and Cambodia.

Mediation and arbitration: Landmark is committed to alternative dispute resolution. Its members include leaders in the fields of rent review arbitration and expert determination. A number of practitioners are also qualified as arbitrators and mediators, and are on the list of counsel to be appointed by the chairman of the Bar Council to act as independent experts.

 

Department Name Email Telephone
Practice Director Ben Connor
Practice Director Mark Ball
Members of Chambers BROWN QC, Paul (1991)
Members of Chambers TAYLOR QC, Reuben (1990)
Members of Chambers LOCKHART-MUMMERY QC, Christopher (1971)
Members of Chambers DRABBLE QC, Richard (1975)
Members of Chambers KATKOWSKI QC, Christopher (1982)
Members of Chambers ELVIN QC, David (1983)
Members of Chambers MALE QC, John (1976)
Members of Chambers KING QC, Neil (1980)
Members of Chambers PRICE LEWIS QC, Rhodri (1975)
Members of Chambers CORNER QC, Timothy (1981)
Members of Chambers HARRIS QC, Russell (1986)
Members of Chambers MOULD QC, Tim (1987)
Members of Chambers CAMERON QC, Neil (1982)
Members of Chambers LITTON QC, John (1989)
Members of Chambers HOLLAND QC, Katharine (1989)
Members of Chambers BHALOO QC, Zia (1990)
Members of Chambers LOCK QC, David (1985)
Members of Chambers HOLLAND QC, David (1986)
Members of Chambers MORSHEAD QC, Tim (1995)
Members of Chambers WARREN QC Rupert (1994)
Members of Chambers WHITE QC, Sasha (1991)
Members of Chambers BOYLE QC, Christopher (1994)
Members of Chambers MAURICI QC, James (1996)
Members of Chambers FORSDICK QC, David (1993)
Members of Chambers KOLINSKY QC, Dan (1998)
Members of Chambers WEEKES QC, Tom (1995)
Members of Chambers REED QC, Matthew (1995)
Members of Chambers SCOLDING QC, Fiona (1996)
Members of Chambers BROADFOOT QC, Samantha (1997)
Members of Chambers KEEN QC, Graeme (1995)
Members of Chambers WALTON QC, Robert (1999)
Members of Chambers BULEY QC, Tim (2000)
Members of Chambers LYNESS QC, Scott (1996)
Members of Chambers BLUNDELL QC, David (2001)
Members of Chambers CAWS, Eian (1974)
Members of Chambers LEWSLEY, Christopher (1976)
Members of Chambers PICKLES, Simon (1978)
Members of Chambers SMITH, David (1980)
Members of Chambers JEFFERIES, Thomas (1981)
Members of Chambers MORGAN, Stephen (1983)
Members of Chambers LANGHAM, Richard (1986)
Members of Chambers TAGGART, Nicholas (1991)
Members of Chambers JACOBS, Christopher (1994)
Members of Chambers LAMONT, Camilla (1995)
Members of Chambers NATHAN, Philip (1996)
Members of Chambers WATKIN, Toby (1996)
Members of Chambers SMYTH, Julia (1996)
Members of Chambers STACEY, Myriam (1998)
Members of Chambers PATRY, Carine (1999)
Members of Chambers WHALE, Stephen (1999)
Members of Chambers OLLEY, Katherine (1999)
Members of Chambers WARD, Galina (2000)
Members of Chambers WILLIAMS, Guy (2000)
Members of Chambers WIGLEY, Jenny (2000)
Members of Chambers DENHOLM, Graham (2000)
Members of Chambers NICHOLLS, David (2002)
Members of Chambers WALDER, Aaron (2002)
Members of Chambers BATES, Julia (2003)
Members of Chambers GOODMAN, Alex (2003)
Members of Chambers LEWIS, Gwion (2005)
Members of Chambers MOULES, Richard (2005)
Members of Chambers BLACKMORE, Sasha (2005)
Members of Chambers ALLISON, Simon (2005)
Members of Chambers WILLS, Jonathan (2006)
Members of Chambers YATES, Katrina (2006)
Members of Chambers NEILL, James (2006)
Members of Chambers MASOOD, Hafsah (2006)
Members of Chambers LEAN, Jacqueline (2007)
Members of Chambers TURNEY, Richard (2007)
Members of Chambers CLARKE, Richard (2009)
Members of Chambers SIMONS, Zack (2009)
Members of Chambers HELMORE, Katie (2009)
Members of Chambers PARKINSON, Andrew (2010)
Members of Chambers BYASS, Andrew (2010)
Members of Chambers COHEN, Rupert (2011)
Members of Chambers GLENISTER, Leon (2011)
Members of Chambers SARGENT, Heather (2011)
Members of Chambers MILLS, Alistair (2011)
Members of Chambers VANDERMAN, Yaaser (2012)
Members of Chambers DALE-HARRIS, Matthew (2012)
Members of Chambers FRASER, Matthew (2013)
Members of Chambers WILCOX, Luke (2013)
Members of Chambers FOSTER, Anjoli (2014)
Members of Chambers HABTESLASIE, Admas (2014)
Members of Chambers BARDEN, Evie (2014)
Members of Chambers SEITLER, Miriam (2015)
Members of Chambers GIBBS, Hannah (2015)
Members of Chambers HENDERSON, Matthew (2016)
Members of Chambers LYNE, Brooke (2016)
Members of Chambers FULLBROOK, Ben (2016)
Members of Chambers MORRIS, Tom (2016)
Members of Chambers GRANT, Nick (2016)
Members of Chambers SEMAKULA, Joel (2017)
Members of Chambers SHATTOCK, Alex (2018)
Members of Chambers ZIYA, Kimberley (2018)
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 Andrew Byass  photo Andrew Byass Andrew is a planning and public law specialist, whose experiences includes EU…
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 Richard Clarke  photo Richard Clarke Richard is an experienced and versatile advocate who specialises in property law. …
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 Leon Glenister  photo Leon Glenister Leon specialises in public and planning law. He often acts in complex…
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 Nicholas Taggart  photo Nicholas Taggart Nic is principally a specialist in commercial property law. Over the years,…
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